Become a Member

Application Information!

To apply online, please fill out this application form:

Or download and mail in your application:

Message from the Manager:

Dear Prospective CRYS Member and Parents/Guardians,

As a Chautauqua Regional Youth Symphony (CRYS) alum who is now a public school music teacher, I am excited to invite your student to participate in CRYS during the 2018-2019 school year!

CRYS was created to give ensemble performance opportunities to interested students who do not have an orchestra program in their schools. It is also a wonderful enrichment experience for serious students who participate in their school’s orchestra or are homeschooled.

All students who play an orchestral instrument – strings, brass, woodwinds, or percussion – are welcome to join. Depending on participation, CRYS will have two or three orchestras with different experience levels.

The most advanced orchestra will begin rehearsals in the fall, with opportunities to perform in the community. The beginning and intermediate orchestras will start in January. The season culminates with the Spring Gala at Chautauqua Institution’s Elizabeth S. Lenna Hall in early May.

Fall rehearsals will be held on Saturday mornings at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Lakewood.

Information on how to apply is below. If you would like a hard copy of this information as well as the application sent you you, please email me at

Please email me if you have any questions – I’d love to hear from you!

Tim Przybelinski

Orchestra Manager