Want to join?

We’re thrilled you’re interested in joining or renewing your membership in the Cavalier Symphony Orchestra! Follow the steps below to finalize your membership and become eligible to receive your music. All new and returning members must fill out the membership form and pay dues by February 4th to join for the Spring 2019 semester.

*The membership deadline for this semester has passed, but we’d love to have you next semester! Signup for our mailing list, to stay updated.


Membership form

Tell us about yourself! All new and returning members must fill out our MEMBERSHIP FORM so we can learn more about you and get your music all setup.


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 michael hilzendeger

    cash to michael hilzendeger

If you have any questions or feel uncomfortable with the cost of dues, please reach out to our holder of riches, Michael Hilzendeger, at mah3mu@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.

Auditions will be held February 1 and 2. If you performed in the Philharmonic Ensemble during the Fall semester, you are exempt from auditioning for the Spring semester :)


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-man, Michael Hilzendeger, at mah3mu@virginia.edu.

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


Rent 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, Vivian Austin (vma2kg@virginia.edu), and we'll try to figure out how to get you the instrument you need.

Instruments available for the Spring 2019 semester:

  • 1 French Horn

  • 1 Tuba

  • 1 English Horn


If you have any question about the joining process or the orchestra in general, feel free to contact our Membership Chair, Vivian Austin (vma2kg@virginia.edu)

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