About Us

Founded in 1950 as the Charlotte Symphony Women's Association, The Guild has grown steadily in size, scope, and support to the Charlotte Symphony and the Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestras. During this time, The Guild has initiated and sustained many award-winning youth music education projects.

Our goal is to create, develop, and promote an interest in symphonic music in the community of Charlotte and the surrounding metropolitan area and to promote financial and volunteer support to the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra Society, Inc., the Charlotte youth symphonies and symphonic educational activities.

Successful fundraising, however, is but one of the Guild's hallmarks.  Youth music education programs include: Youth Festival; Youth Orchestra Summer Camp; Young Artists Competition; Master Class; School Concerts; Lollipops Concerts; and Musical Petting Zoo.

Not just noted in Charlotte for its good works, the Symphony Guild is a perennial awardee by the national League of American Orchestras.  In 2013, the Guild was named The Best of the Best for its "consistently outstanding and creative endeavors" in governance, diversity, education, and community engagement.  This marked the first time in its 50-year history that the League bestowed this tribute.