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Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestras


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About CSYO

The Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestra (CSYO) experience provides extraordinary music education in pursuit of musical excellence. The program aims to inspire in our students a strong sense of character, discipline, commitment, and community. The ensembles are inclusive, diverse, and accessible to all students, regardless of financial resources. High-quality ensemble training is led by Charlotte Symphony Resident Conductor Christopher James Lees, Youth Philharmonic Co-Conductors Katie Ebert and Eric Thompson, Youth Ensemble Conductor Eric Thompson and professional Charlotte Symphony musicians, who provide a nurturing environment through which young musicians create lasting bonds in music and friendship. We offer regular performance opportunities throughout the city, including Belk and Knight Theaters; plus, access to the Charlotte Symphony's renowned Music Director Designate, Kwamé Ryan, and international visiting artists. Follow us @cltsymphonyyo

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We hold sectional rehearsals frequently throughout the year for all CSYO ensembles. These sectionals offer young musicians the chance to receive coaching by Charlotte Symphony musicians and special training on musical aspects and issues unique to their instrument.


Masterclass dates for the 2024-25 season coming soon! View previous masterclasses listed below. Masterclasses are hosted by the Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestra Programs -- all are welcome to attend!


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For more information about Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestras, please contact us at or 704.714.5131.