Carolina Youth Symphony
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About CYS

You are about to witness an astonishing group of grade-school orchestras.


Since the early days of "The Little Symphony" over 50 years ago, CYS has matured into 3 full orchestras burgeoning with talent and opportunity!


Hosted by Furman University and unaffiliated with any school district, participation in CYS is open to all grade-school students, with no geographical restrictions.

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The Carolina Youth Symphony mission is to encourage artistic excellence in a nurturing environment by providing the highest quality orchestral training and performance opportunities to aspiring young musicians.


CYS programs include 3 full orchestras with many training and performance opportunities, and a kick-off summer camp.


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The Carolina Youth Symphony is a non-profit youth organization driven by talented, educated individuals who are passionate about bringing music into the lives of young people, and mankind's future.


Meet the CYS Conductors, Board of Directors, volunteers, sponsors, and others who make CYS possible. Consider being a part of CYS yourself!


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