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Youth symphony program makes musical instruction more accessible

Feb 6, 2023

By Daija Peeler, QCity Metro -- 

The CSYE debuted in Feb. 2022 and is the Charlotte Symphony's youngest orchestra with children as young as age 8. 

Unlike the Charlotte Symphony Philharmonic and Youth Orchestra, the CSYE is not audition-based. It's a complete training program that serves as a pathway to its advanced youth orchestras.  

CSYE participants, who often have limited access to formal music instruction, are introduced to playing in an ensemble and are coached by Charlotte Symphony Orchestra musicians. 

A tuition fee is required to join but financial aid can cover up to 95% of the cost.

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