Want to join?

We’re thrilled you’re interested in joining or renewing your membership in the Cavalier Symphony Orchestra!

Prospective members, sign up on THIS FORM to be added to our email list!

New members must fill out THIS FORM and pay dues by 9/8!

Please see note below for information on the total membership cap for CSO Main:

Note: Due to fire code restrictions on the rooms we rehearse in, membership of CSO Main will be capped on a section-by-section basis. Returning members who indicated (on the most recent Intention to Return form) they intended to return will be guaranteed a seat in the orchestra. New members and returning members who did not indicate they intended to return will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis (determined by the submission time of this form) until the section-quotas are filled. Prospective members wishing to join a section which has already been filled will be added to a waitlist and notified ASAP. Beginning on 9/8, any unfilled seats will be redistributed and offered to prospective members on the waitlist. These membership quotas do not apply to anyone wishing to only play in CSO Chamber ensembles.

Questions about the joining process or the orchestra in general? Feel free to contact our Membership Chair: Kenzie Hampton (kh6vh@virginia.edu)


Membership form

Tell us about yourself!

All new members must fill out our MEMBERSHIP FORM so we can learn more about you by 9/8 at Noon!.


Pay dues

Dues are $30 for one semester or $50 for a year. Check out what dues go towards on our finances page.

    Venmo @cavaliersymphony-orchestra

    Credit/debit card to kay schlachter (ACCEPTED 9/2 OR LATER)

    cash to kay schlachter

If you have any questions or feel uncomfortable with the cost of dues, please reach out to our holder of riches, Kay Schlachter, at kcs5xu@virginia.edu.


All the extra fun things you can do


Audition for Philharmonic

If you're interested in playing more advanced repertoire, check out our Philharmonic Ensemble (audition required). Visit our audition page to learn more about auditions, view your audition materials, and sign up for a time-slot.

Audition dates and materials will be announced soon!


Rent a stand

CSO stands aren't just some flimsy, wire stand type. No no. Our stands are sturdy, portable, and overall, quite awesome.

Better yet, they only cost $10 a semester! If you're interested, reach out to our resident money-woman, Kay Schlachter, at kcs5xu@virginia.edu.

Note: If you have your own stand, feel free to use that instead.


Borrow instruments

We have a variety of instruments available for rent. If you don't have access to an instrument, don't let that stop you from joining. Reach out to our guardian of instruments, Kenzie Hampton (kh6vh@virginia.edu), and we'll try to figure out how to get you the instrument you need.

Instruments available for the Fall 2019 semester:

  • 1 French Horn

  • 2 Tubas

  • 1 English Horn

  • 1 Oboe

  • 1 Piccolo

  • 1 Bass

  • 2 Cellos

Other instruments can be rented from local music shops (WM Mason Violins (Fredricksburg) and Music & Arts. CSO may be able to help. Contact Kenzie Hampton (kh6vh@virginia.edu), with questions.


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