Toronto Youth Chinese Orchestra (TYCO)

The Toronto Youth Chinese Orchestra (TYCO) 多倫多青少年中樂團 is organized by Toronto Chinese Orchestra as a training ground for youths 16 years and under.

Joining an orchestra makes a more well-rounded musician and human being. It is unlike learning an instrument alone. TYCO is a training ensemble for youths 16 years and under with a basic knowledge of a Chinese instrument or cello/double bass/percussion. TYCO members are coached by TCO musicians, have the opportunity to explore and perform traditional and contemporary ensemble repertoire, learn teamwork, and musicianship.

While students perfect their own instrument’s techniques with their teachers, we work on their ability to sight read, understand complicated rhythms, and enhance their ability to perform with other musicians in TYCO. It is one of the few things that soloists would not encounter very often. We can provide a platform where members’ improvement in musical skills can be seen and felt by teachers and parents alike.

Are you interested in joining the TYCO?


TYCO Outline and Registration Package


  • Audition: $10
  • Tuition (year-round): $320
  • Early-bird tuition (10% off, sign up before Sep. 6, 2019): $288