Youth Festival


The Symphony Guild of Charlotte's Young Artists Competition and Youth Festival

Young Artists Competition
Established in 1955 as one of the Symphony Guild of Charlotte's original education projects, the Young Artists Competition is a concerto competition in piano, winds, strings, and percussion for area student musicians in grades 9 through 12. Musicians are eligible to enter the competition if your permanent home address is in Mecklenburg or contiguous Counties (Cabarrus, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Union in NC and Lancaster, York in SC). Current CSYO and JYO members are welcome to apply regardless of which county they reside in.
The grand prize winner will be awarded $500 each and will perform with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, and case awards are given to the section winners.

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Youth Festival
Now in its 31st year, Youth Festival unites the Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestras musicians of tomorrow with renowned musicians of today from the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra. The Youth Festival includes performances by the Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestra, the Junior Youth Orchestra, and a side-by-side performance with the CSYO and the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra.

For more information about the Youth Festival, please click here. 
Celebrating 56 years of musical excellence this season!