FAQ: Time/Tuition Requirements
1) Camp St. Christopher Kickoff Retreat (mandatory), August 25-27 (Seabrook Island)
*Approximately $150 per child. *scholarships available
2) The CSYO Schedule runs from August-May, with a break from 12/18/17 - 1/6/18
3) Rehearsals are only* on Sundays from 2-5 PM.
We do our best to coordinate between Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester county district calendars, as well as
private schools. We also do our best to coincide with, and avoid direct conflicts with with, the above
spring/fall/winter breaks, as well as AP exams, etc.
*There are three, possibly four exceptions to this.
4) Immediately prior to our concerts, we have two extra rehearsals (3 or 4 yearly, see #5).
5) The possibility of a Piccolo Spoleto Concert.
Based on previous years, a Piccolo Spoleto appearance (if accepted for 2018) would most likely be on
5/26/18. Friday night additional rehearsal would be added for this.
6) Tuition is $315 per school year, unless the family has more than one child in the orchestra, in
which case tuition is $270 per child, and is due by August 31. You may either pay online (3%
service fee will apply), or make checks payable to the CSYO. Bring payment to the first
rehearsal, or mail to:
1985 Riviera Dr.
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464.
All tuition funds must be received by September 1, 2017. Checks should be annotated in lower left corner
with student’s name and purpose of the payment. A student will not be allowed to enroll if tuition remains
unpaid from the previous season. Please do not give paperwork, checks and/or money to the
Auditions will be held on May 20th at the College of Charleston.
Come join the excitement and get the chance to perform with other motivated young musicians as well as the professional musicians of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, Ken Lam, and guests from around the country and globe!
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The Charleston Symphony Youth Orchestra (CSYO) is pleased to announce auditions for its 2017-2018 season!
Email Jack Cleghorn, CSYO conductor
Web sign-up for the 2017-2018 auditions are now closed. However, there are still a limited amount of spaces available on Saturday, May 20th. If you are interested in auditioning, please contact Jack Cleghorn, directly:
Charleston Symphony Youth Orchestra