South Carolina Philharmonic Youth Orchestras
Founded in 1964, the S.C. Philharmonic Youth Orchestras (SCPYO) offer exceptional orchestral playing experience for young people throughout the Midlands. Each year more than 200 students participate in the orchestras, comprised of the very best student musicians. Membership in the SCPYO program is open to students throughout the state, ages 8 through high school, on an auditioned basis.
Youth Philharmonic Orchestras:
Prelude Orchestra → String Orchestra → Repertory Orchestra → Youth Orchestra
3rd-7th grade 6th-9th grade 8th-10th grade 9th-12th grade
Ages 8-12 Ages 11-14 Ages 13-15 Ages 14-18
Grade 1-2 music Grade 3-4 music Grade 5-6 music Professional literature
String only String only Full orchestra Full orchestra
Qualifications and Experience:
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