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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.


Our Orchestras


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.  


This season, LSYO will hold a Concerto Competition in which the winning student will perform as soloist with the Philharmonic Orchestra in the final concert of the season.


LSYO rehearsals will begin on September 13, 2021 and the final concert of the season will be held on May 14, 2022.  (The schedule is flexible dependent on venue availability.)



String Orchestra – Rehearsal 6:30-7:30 PM


Philharmonic Orchestra – Rehearsal 7:15 – 9:15 PM

Symphonic Orchestra – Rehearsal 6:45-8:30 PM 

Tuition is paid in advance of the season.  Loudoun Symphony provides financial aid through an application process once musicians are invited to join an ensemble.  Tuition for the 2021-2022 season is:


  • Philharmonic - $550

  • Symphonic - $500

  • String Orchestra - $400