Youth Orchestras of Charlotte

With commitment and dedication to musical excellence and rigor as well as diversity and inclusiveness, it is the mission of the Youth Orchestras of Charlotte to inspire and nurture the musical talents of youth in the greater Charlotte area, serving students in both North Carolina and South Carolina. Through full symphonic and chamber music rehearsal and performance opportunities, our musicians receive the highest quality instruction in chamber and orchestral music from area professional symphonic musicians and educators . Our Music Director, Dr. Ernest Pereira, has nurtured the talents of the region’s finest young musicians for over 30 years. His inspiration, experience and dedication has enhanced and elevated the musical training of many talented students from both North Carolina and South Carolina.  

Program Ensembles:

Youth Orchestra of Charlotte - A full symphony orchestra made up of high school age musicians, performing masterpieces from the orchestral repertoire in a professional symphony setting.

Preparatory Orchestra - A full symphony orchestra that performs both actual symphonic literature and arrangements of the repertoire geared to advanced younger players. It is a training orchestra for the YOC.

Sinfonia Strings - A string orchestra that prepares young musicians in the art of orchestral performance.

Flute Choir - An ensemble that performs flute choir repertoire and explores a wide variety of musical genres.

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Youth Orchestras of Charlotte

7209 E WT Harris Blvd
Suite J, #291
Charlotte, NC 28227
7046611612 phone

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