Music Education & Youth Development
Musical Petting Zoo
What: For young children, a hands-on introduction to the instruments of the orchestra. Presented in conjunction with The Charlotte Symphony's Family Series and other Charlotte area events. No musical experience necessary. Volunteers are welcomed!
When: Family Series concerts are Saturday mornings; various dates during the school year.
Young Artists Competition
What: The Guild's oldest project (since 1955), this regional competition is for secondary school students ages 12-18. Volunteer opportunities are varied, including assistance at check-in, practice room monitoring, escorting participants to and from the performance area, facility set-up/take-down, providing refreshments, interfacing with judges and serving on the awards committee.
When: A Saturday half-day in late January or early February.
Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestra Auditions
What: Greet and sign in youth musicians; escort them to warm-up rooms and audition area; monitor warm-up rooms.
When: Early spring, both weekend and weekday, afternoon and evening shifts.
Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestra Rehearsals
What: Greet musicians and families as they arrive; attend rehearsal.
When: Monday and Tuesday evenings; occasionally, weekends.
Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestra Concerts
What: Direct musicians to backstage, audience seating and lobby areas, as needed;
oversee musicians during transition and break times; help at Will Call; usher.
When: Both weekday and weekend evenings during the school year.
What: A partnership of The Charlotte Symphony and Arts+, Project Harmony brings musical instruction to children in underserved communities. Guild involvement is needed during homework, snack and recess times. No musical experience necessary.
When: 3 - 4 pm on a weekday, with days of the week varying at the Project Harmony sites. From mid-September to early June.