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.

Applications for 2020-21 CYE Mentor Positions have closed. Be sure to check back in Spring 2021 for information on how to apply for a mentor position for the 2021-2022 CYE Season.

2020-2021 CYE Mentors:  

Tyler Browning 
Alex Munson 
Natalie Stepaniak 
Gene Waldron 

Roberto Mochetti
Kiana Spiller

Roberta dos Santos

Adam Har-zvi

Claudia Aizaga
Josh Stine

Sophie Browning 
Jacob Wolf

Kevin Daniel

Josh Tuttle

Evan Foster
Jane Kelly

Michael Goss

Low Brass
Tyler Schreiber

Cole Jackson