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Statement of Faith

The following Statement of Faith is the guiding principle of CCYO. It is expected that all CCYO youth and adult members and volunteers respect the following statements and behave accordingly; it is hoped that all CCYO youth and adult members and volunteers hold these beliefs in common.


We believe that there is one Triune God–Father; Jesus Christ, His one and only Son; and the Holy Spirit–Creator of the universe and eternally existent. We believe the Holy Scriptures (Old and New Testaments) to be the inspired and authoritative Word of God.  We believe each person is created in His image for the purpose of communing with and worshiping God. We believe in the ministry of the Holy Spirit, Who enables us to live godly lives. We believe that each individual is called to love the Lord our God with all our heart, mind, soul, and strength; and to love our neighbors as ourselves.

Statement of Faith
Our Mission
CCYO is a 501(c)(3) non-profit musical group dedicated to cultural enrichment through symphonic music. Our goal is to use our God-given talents to glorify Him through music and to allow our musicians to play and share their music in His Name for Him.  It is our hope to create a diverse organization that not only creates a welcoming environment for our musicians, but also develops a strong sense of family among our parents and community members, leading them closer in their relationships with Christ.
Balanced Participation Program

CCYO is dedicated to helping parents form well-rounded Christian youth leaders. We recognize many of our musicians participate in additional activities (Church, Sports, Dance, Theater, 4H, Scouts, American Heritage Girls, Youth Group, and more) and this is part of their formation.  

As such, we are committed to partnering with coaches, directors, and advisors to come to a balanced agreement on time spent in each organization.  

2023-2024 Tuition Rates

Crossroads Beginner Strings Tuition: 

No Audition Necessary

  • Ages 7-12

  • Classes begin Monday, January 22, 2024

  • Classes held at St. Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Church

  • Tuition includes: 50 minutes of instruction weekly, music, and t-shirt

  • Musicians will be sized and assigned to an instrument

  • Participation in Winter and/or Spring Concert

  • $265 per semester (September to December or January to May)*

  • $75.00 non-refundable deposit due upon registration 

  • Full tuition (minus deposit) due by Monday, September 18, 2023

 *Note: Instrument rental is not included with tuition



Auditioned Programs:
Aria and Cantata
A list of group descriptions is found under Get Involved 

First Musician: $750/Year

Second Musician: $735/Year

Third Musician: $720.00/Year

Balanced Participation: $500/Semester

Here's what's included:
  • Weekly 2-hour rehearsals 
  • Professional sectional coaching 
  • Solo opportunities
  • Advanced Chamber group opportunities
  • Participate in multiple groups at discounted rate
  • Perform 30-60 minutes in two concerts 
  • Fellowship
  • Balanced Participation Program
  • T-shirt
  • Special events throughout the year 
  • Monthly get-togethers for families 
  • Session One: September-December
  • Session Two: January-April

Tuition Responsibilities

Families are responsible for the entire amount due and your child's participation is dependent on your adherence to the agreed-upon payment and method.  Payment plans are available.


To pay tuition by check, please make check payable to CCYO.  All credit card transactions will be assessed a 4% surcharge.


Payments not received on the date due are considered late and will be assessed a $25.00 late fee.


All tuition payments are non-refundable unless special circumstances present themselves.


Uniforms are purchased separately.  


* Financial Aid Scholarships are available to those families who qualify.  Please contact for         more information.

Silvana Ferrarin

Music Director

Conductor of:
Crossroads Beginner Strings
Cantata String Orchestra

Roxanne Matthews

Director of Aria

Music Conductor
Board of Directors

Carrie Johnson

Development Director

Michelle Haffner

Website Coordinator

Tonya Hagins

Human Resources Director

Pearl Soundron

Youth Liason/Summer Program Development

Cheryl Higgins

Facility Coordinator

Kathy Dorbin

Cello Coach

Ingrid Rodgers

Viola Coach

Esther Cook

Cello Coach

Christopher Vuk

Violin Coach

Joshua Head

Viola Coach


Pearl Soundron

Social Media Coordinator

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