The cornerstone of Loudoun Symphony’s youth educational program is the Loudoun Symphony Youth Orchestra (LSYO) program. Three ensembles are offered to accommodate talented young musicians who must audition in order to participate in the program.  


Symphony Orchestra (advanced orchestra)

Concert Orchestra (intermediate orchestra)

Prelude Strings – participants must have one year of experience with a private teacher (Suzuki Book 2 & 3 Equivalent)


The LSYO program presents three concerts each season. Rehearsals take place from September until May.  Prelude Strings and Concert Orchestra rehearse on Mondays mostly at Farmwell Station Middle School in Ashburn. Symphony Orchestra rehearses mostly at Stone Bridge High School in Ashburn.


Monday Rehearsals

6:00-7:30 p.m. Prelude Strings

6:00-8:00 p.m. Concert Orchestra


Tuesday Rehearsal

7:00-9:00 p.m. Symphony Orchestra


Annual tuition includes all rehearsals as well as master classes/intensive training from professional musicians. Annual tuition is due by the first rehearsal the student attends.  Payment plans may be arranged by emailing admin@loudounsymphony.org.  A $50 sibling discount is offered for additional students in the LSYO program.

Prelude Strings - $475

Concert Orchestra - $500

Symphony Orchestra - $550 



Auditions take place each summer.  If there are open positions, auditions may be arranged once the season has begun by emailing lsyo@loudounsymphony.org.

LSYO Policy

In support of school music programs, members of LSYO are required to participate in at least one large ensemble at their school. Reasonable exemptions will be considered for musician whose academic schedules present unavoidable conflicts with school ensemble participation (i.e. AOS, AET or MATA) The signature of a school academic advisor will be required in any such case. Home-schooled students and students whose schools do not have a relevant ensemble for their instrument, are also exempted.


Questions about the LSYO program may be directed to Ms. Pink Tan, LSYO General Manager by emailing lsyo@loudounsymphony.org.