Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras
of Strathmore

As the resident youth orchestra at the Music Center at Strathmore, MCYO’s mission is to nurture, develop, and advance young talented musicians in a quality orchestral program. Each season, over 500 musicians in grades 2–12 participate in one of six orchestras as well as several ensembles and chamber groups. Founded in 1946, MCYO is the oldest and most established youth orchestra program in the Washington, DC, area and is highly regarded regionally and nationally as one of the country’s most outstanding youth orchestra programs

Learn more at mcyo.org.


Auditions

Auditions for MCYO are held annually in late August and online registration for auditions begins in June. Visit mcyo.org for audition requirements and dates.
 

Keep in Touch!

If you are an MCYO alum, please call or email MCYO Executive Director Cheryl Jukes, cheryl@mcyo.org. MCYO is always interested in finding out where you are and what you are doing!
 

Summer Camps

Young string players enhance their musicianship in MCYO’s summer camps. Register for Summer String Week (Grades 3–8) and Summer Orchestra Academy (Grades 9–12) today!
 

Upcoming Events

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