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The CSYO provides serious young musicians the opportunity to perform the same music as the world’s finest professional orchestras, playing in amazing venues such as The Gaillard Center.  Students enjoy the opportunity to work with professional musicians, including members of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra and their amazing Music Director, Ken Lam. Be sure to come hear us play and be inspired by like-minded musicians!

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Looking for a great music teacher, check out our Private Instruction page.

The Charleston Symphony Youth Orchestra (CSYO) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Federal Tax ID# 27-0159978 

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Charleston Symphony Youth Orchestra