Mid-Season Auditions

  Mid-Season Auditions for the Charleston Symphony Youth Orchestra (CSYO) are scheduled for November 30 and December 7, 2014. We are seeking serious music students who...

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CSOL offers scholarships to CSYO musicians

CSOL (Charleston Symphony Orchestra League) Scholarship Application The CSOL® offers $250 per semester ($500 total), matched by the parent or guardian, for private music study....

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Jack Cleghorn on Upcoming 2014-15 Season

What an exciting time for the Charleston Symphony Youth Orchestra!  Our 2014-2015 season promises to be full of exciting programing, venues, and community outreach. Words cannot...

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Yuriy Bekker on the CSYO Experience

“Whether you want to go into music or not, playing in a youth orchestra is fun, educational, musically satisfying, and an all around great way to grow as a musician and...

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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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