Learn Programs for Young Musicians

Adult Musicians Strings Class

A special addition to our education programs for our community members who wish to learn to play a string instrument after they’re all grown up.

Our Adult string classes offer group instruction which provides a friendly setting for you to work at your own pace and learn to love playing music.

Salisbury Symphony Youth Orchestra (SSYO)

The Salisbury Youth Orchestra was established in the 1999-2000 season with a grant from the Blanche & Julian Robertson Family Foundation. Originating as a string ensemble for our youngest students, it now includes students between the ages of 10 and 18. The youth orchestra meets weekly through the school year and plays two concerts a season. The youth orchestra is always looking for new young musicians to join their group and accepts auditions through the season.

Summer Music Camp

The Salisbury Symphony sponsors a two week-long day-camp experience for beginning through advanced string students and an intensive study camp for intermediate pianists. Generally the one week camp takes place in mid-June, Monday - Friday from 9am to 4pm, and culminates in a free concert performance that is open to the public.

After-School String Program

The Salisbury Symphony provides after-school elementary class instruction in violin, viola and cello for students at least 8 years old. Single-site concerts are performed at the end of the first semester, and a gala concert including students from all sites plus the Youth Orchestra is presented at the end of the second semester.

We seek to educate, entertain, inspire, engage and enrich our community through orchestral music and other musical performances of the highest quality.

A core of our offering to the community involves music-related educational programs, small group instruction and summer camps for local school-age children. We do this through our Youth Orchestra, After School program, and Summer Music Camp.