Charleston Symphony adds string ensemble for students in grades 5-9

Posted on: March 27, 2019

“The Charleston Symphony Orchestra has announced a new initiative to broaden its educational and community engagement programs with the Charleston Symphony Youth Strings Ensemble, beginning in the orchestra’s 2019-2020 season,” writes Michael Pham in Tuesday’s (3/26) Charleston City Paper. The new ensemble “will serve as a bridge to the Charleston Youth Symphony Orchestra…. The strings ensemble is open for students grades 5 to 9 who have a good command of basic technique, strong posture, and the ability to read music. Students outside of the age range will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The CSYS will rehearse on Sundays at the Charleston County School of the Arts…. Auditions will be held at the Allegro Charter School of Music on May 11. The Charleston Symphony is currently searching for a CSYS conductor.” Charleston Symphony Executive Director Michael Smith said, “The CSO believes that the study of music is a fundamental component of any complete education, especially for young students…. This initiative will further our reach and strengthen the benefits of education through music.”

Posted March 27, 2019