The Young Artists, a full orchestra for musicians in grades 6 through 8. In the Philharmonic was the first American orchestra to perform at the International Festival of Youth in Switzerland. This was a longstanding tradition through Founded in as the Sinfonia, and was the Chamber Orchestra until
The Symphony, a full orchestra for musicians in grades 8 through Its summer music camp at Deep Creek Lake in formed the basis of the Maryland Center for the Arts with instruction broadened to include dance, drama, and visual arts. Founded in , MCYO has continued a vibrant orchestral program for talented youth. Founded in as the Junior Symphony. The mission of the Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras is to nurture and develop and advance talented young musicians and enrich the community with a quality orchestral experience. The Philharmonic, a full orchestra for musicians in grades 10 through Founded in as the Prep Symphony. Orchestras[ edit ] The Preparatory Strings, a string orchestra for musicians in grades 3 through 5. This was a longstanding tradition through In , the Philharmonic was the first youth orchestra to be showcased at the Kennedy Center. Founded in as the Senior Symphony. The MCYO program creates a seamless connection between the artistic and the educational experience. History[ edit ] MCYO has been at the forefront of music education in Maryland for all of its long and eventful history. Founded in as the String Ensemble. MCYO has made its mark on the music world and will continue to do so. Founded in as the Sinfonia, and was the Chamber Orchestra until With the help and support of public school music teachers, private school music teachers, and private studio music teachers, the caliber and number of musicians has increased dramatically. Over the years, MCYO has added several ensembles to expand its outreach to talented youth. Currently there are over young musicians involved in MCYO selected from over aspiring musicians. Travel abroad returned in June when the Philharmonic performed in Austria and the Czech Republic. In the Philharmonic was the first American orchestra to perform at the International Festival of Youth in Switzerland. The Chamber Ensemble, a small string ensemble for musicians in grades 9 through MCYO has been represented by its members in many of the leading professional orchestras in America and Europe, and some have become music teachers. In the Philharmonic traveled to Austria , touring four cities as part of the Johann Strauss Centennial Celebration. The Young Artists, a full orchestra for musicians in grades 6 through 8. Many honors have been bestowed upon MCYO.
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