The DSO seeks qualified candidates to serve as CYE Mentors to our talented students. CYE Mentors will assist students by leading sectionals, assisting with musician part assignments, working directly with ensemble directors, and performing with ensembles during CYE’s annual concerts. CYE Mentors are provided a monthly stipend and the opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience in teaching and performance to help grow their resumes as they pursue careers in music.

To qualify for a CYE Mentor position, you must be a current student at or recent graduate from a university music program with the completion of at least four semesters. Those interested should reach out to

Positions are available for all string, woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments. Positions are also available to assist with our jazz ensembles. Mentors must be available for all rehearsals and concerts as outlined in their individual schedules. All rehearsals occur at the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center in Midtown Detroit. Mentors are responsible for their own transportation to and from all services. Parking passes will be provided for the season.