Music Education & Youth Development

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.

Volunteer HERE

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.


Project Harmony

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.