The button below is for young musicians who already had an audition and were accepted, and for returning members!


Berkeley Youth Chamber Orchestra

Founded by Jay Lehmann, BYO's Artistic Director and Conductor, in 2015, BYCO is formed by BYO's most advanced young musicians. Membership is by invitation only, based on young musicians' performance in the first seating audition of the season.

Rehearsals are held on BYO scheduled Saturdays from 8:00 - 9:00 AM.

BYCO Members are self-motivated independent learners who:

  • Practice at least 12 hours/week
  • Have private lessons at least once every week