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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, such as our own outstanding conductor, Jack Cleghorn, as well as the professional musicians in the Charleston Symphony Orchestra and their amazing Music Director, Ken Lam. Be sure to come hear us play, or better yet, join and be inspired by like-minded musicians!

Visit our Audition Information  page to learn more about becoming a member of the CSYO. Current CSYO students and families can access the Charms site by clicking here

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Looking for a great music teacher, check our 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

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