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Symphony Orchestra - A full symphony orchestra of advanced student musicians performing major symphonic repertoire. The Symphony performs several full concerts each year in Annapolis and surrounding communities. Special guest artists and concerto competition winners are invited to join the Symphony in concert.


Concert Orchestra - A full orchestra of intermediate-to-advanced students performing from the standard orchestral repertoire as well as new works. The Concert Orchestra performs several concerts in the Annapolis area including a highly popular Kinderkonzert for young audiences.

 

String Orchestra - An all-strings ensemble of intermediate middle school students. The String Orchestra perform works adapted from the standard orchestral literature.

 

Preparatory Orchestra - An all-strings ensemble of elementary and middle school students. The basics of ensemble playing are learned as well as an introduction to orchestral literature.

 

Junior & Senior Flute Ensembles - The Junior Flute Ensemble is a group of developing flutists who perform music of grade difficulty level II, III, and IV. Flutists of the highest ability level, generally of high school age, make up the Senior Flute Emsemble, performing music of grade levels IV, V, and VI. Both ensembles explore an eclectic repertoire of music from the Renaissance through the 21st Century. Students enjoy playing several members of the flute family including the bass and alto flutes.

 

Wind Ensemble - Intermediate brass and wind players develop skills and techniques in this unique ensemble for younger performers. Works written for wind ensemble and adapted works from the standard repertoire are performed.

 

Jazz Ensemble - New to CYSO, the Jazz Ensemble will help foster an appreciation of the rich history and music of this truely American art form.  Young muscicians who audition who are selected for this group will enjoy an experience that focuses on ensemble skills, improvisation, technique and musicianship.

 

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