LOUDOUN SYMPHONY YOUTH ORCHESTRA
The cornerstone of Loudoun Symphony’s youth educational program, Loudoun Symphony Youth Orchestras (LSYO) provide an opportunity for varying levels of experienced musicians to perform with a large ensemble outside of an academic setting. All musicians are expected to perform in their school orchestras and bands if offered and are strongly encouraged to take private lessons.
In addition to weekly ensemble rehearsals, LSYO students are coached regularly by Loudoun Symphony Orchestra musicians and can participate in masterclasses given by well-known musicians. In the 2020-2021 season, a double reeds masterclass was taught by David Young, a bassoonist who performed with the National Symphony Orchestra and "The President's Own" United States Marine Band. Mahoko Eguchi, violist with the National Symphony Orchestra, gave a master class for LSYO violists and cellists.
LSYO rehearsals take place from September until May. For the 2022-2023 season, the orchestras will rehearse on the following days subject to venue availability. Previous seasons, we have rehearsed in LCPS buildings such as Stone Bridge High School and Trailside Middle School.
Philharmonic Orchestra – Rehearsal 4:00 - 6:00 at TBD
String Orchestra – Rehearsal 6:30-7:30 PM at TBD
Symphonic Orchestra – Rehearsal 6:45-8:30 PM at TBD
Tuition is paid in advance of the season. Tuition for the 2022-2023 season is:
Philharmonic - $600
Symphonic - $550
String Orchestra - $450
The Loudoun Symphony provides financial aid to LSYO participants who have financial need through an application process once musicians are invited to join an ensemble. The Financial Aid Committee will consider your completed financial aid application for the 2022-2023 season on a case-by-case basis. Download a scholarship application here.
If you have any questions, please contact LSYO's general manager, Meredith Gersten, at email@example.com.