The Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestras

The Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestras (CSYO), founded in 1961, represent the future of classical music.  Supported by The Symphony Guild of Charlotte, the CSYO is an integral educational component of the Charlotte Symphony family, providing training for young musicians in a professional symphony atmosphere.

The Junior Youth Orchestra (JYO) engages students in grades 4 through 9; The Youth Orchestra is comprised of students in grades 8 through 12. 

There are 185 musicians from over 60 schools in the greater Charlotte area involved in the youth orchestras program.  
This year nearly 300 students auditioned for seats in one of the two youth orchestras. Each group rehearses weekly and
one rehearsal a month is devoted to coaching sessions provided by members of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra. 

Visit the Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestra's website for more information.