The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Youth Orchestras were founded in 1949 to give students the opportunity to perform in a full orchestra. The CSO Youth Orchestras have more than doubled in size and now include a Symphony Orchestra (Gary Wilkes, Director), a Philharmonic Orchestra (Sandy Morris, director) and an Etude String Orchestra and Prelude String Orchestra (Nichole Pitts, Director). String students of any age may audition with a recommendation from their private lesson teacher. Percussion, winds and brass students must be between the ages of 12 to 20.
For more information contact the CSO Youth Orchestras Manager Steve Tonkinson or call (423)267-9011.