Side-by-Side Concert with the CSO, April 26, 6:00 p.m. at Memminger Auditorium

Please join us as the CSYO performs the first Side by Side Concert since our recent affiliation with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra on Sunday, April 26th at 6:00 pm in the...

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Audition Information for 2015-2016 Season

The Charleston Symphony Youth Orchestra (CSYO) is pleased to announce auditions for the 2015-2016 season, to be held on May 2 and the evening of May 17, 2015.   If you are not...

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See the CSYO in action on YouTube

The March 8 Masterworks Concert was a great success!  Selected excerpts are now on YouTube at the following links: Beethoven Symphony No. 5,  I. Allegro Molto Edvard Grieg Piano...

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Congratulations CSYO Concerto Competition Winners

Twelve talented CSYO musicians competed in the Live Finals of our annual CSYO Concerto Competition on Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015 from noon-3 p.m. at Franke at Seaside, Rodenberg...

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Our Mission

CSYO is dedicated to provide grade-school students of all levels and backgrounds within the tri-county area an opportunity for performance of symphonic music with a high standard of musical excellence, supporting the experience of musical education within the community and schools.

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The Musicians

CSYO is open to instrumentalists in public, private, and home-school settings. CSYO musicians are generally in grades 7-12; however, younger students with exceptional talent and potential may be considered. Placement is based solely on skill level, not age or school grade.

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Our Partners

Special thanks to our partners: Charleston Symphony Orchestra; fine art departments from Charleston County School District, Berkeley County School District and Dorchester County School District #2; City of North Charleston; Charleston Symphony Orchestra League; and many others.

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