The Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestras (CSYO), founded in 1961, provide training for young musicians in a professional symphony atmosphere. There are over 180 musicians from more than 60 schools in the greater Charlotte area involved in the youth orchestras program.
This year over 325 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.
Financial aid and scholarships for tuition and private instruction are provided by the Symphony Guild of Charlotte.
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