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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Click on the image above to listen to a short compilation of CYSO's Concert Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble, Senior Flute Ensemble,
and Symphony Orchestra from 2015.
The 2016 CYSO Gala was truely a memorable event for all. Our heartfelt thanks to all who made the afternoon
and evening concerts such successes, including the planning committee, the many volunteers, parents and friends of
CYSO, musicians, and especially our guest musician Jean Ferrandis.
Remember to mark your calendars for
our Finale Concerts of the season. The first is Friday, May 20, 2016, 7PM, St Johnís College Key Auditorium featuring our
Concerto Winners and Concert Orchestra, String Orchestra, Preparatory Orchestra, and Jr Flute Ensemble.
And then on Sunday,
May 22, 2016 at 4PM at the MD Hall for the Creative Arts, featuring our Concerto winners and Symphony, Sr Flute, Jazz
Ensemble and Wind Ensemble.