The CYSO is funded by an operating grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural
community where the arts thrive. Funding for the Maryland State Arts Council is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts,
a federal agency, which believes that a great nation deserves great art. The CYSO is also funded by The Arts Council of Anne Arundel
County, along with numerous other private donations from the community and numerous businesses (click to view the business support
directory). See the Support page for more information on donation submissions.
Welcome to the Chesapeake Youth Symphony Orchestra
The CYSO provides young musicians with comprehensive musical and orchestral training
for elementary through college-age students. Under the leadership of professional conductors, the CYSO's stimulating musical environment
develops excellent performers through weekly rehearsals, outstanding coaching, sectionals, workshops, competitions, and optional national
and international tours. Since its inception, the CYSO has grown to include diverse ensembles for a variety of instruments. Thousands
of young people have participated in the CYSO's exciting programs, and many alumni have successful careers as musicians, while others
have cultivated a life-long love of music! We invite you to learn more about the CYSO and how our members grow through music.
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CYSO ANNOUNCES AUDITIONS!
Please accept a HUGE thank you from everyone at the Chesapeake Youth Symphony Orchestra for your donations during the Great Give of
2015. With your help we raised $4,260 and won a Golden Ticket Prize for an additional $250! We increased our total donations
by 43% over last year! This was only possible due to your generosity.
Save the Date for the
May 30th Finale Concert!
Another Successful Great Give!