Young Musicians 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. Orchestra members receive free admission to Salisbury Symphony Concerts and receive the opportunity to perform side-by-side with the adult orchestra in select season. The SSYO is under the direction of Liz Burns.

Now accepting auditions for the Spring semester. Interested students can submit an audition video of them playing a scale and a brief piece they are comfortable playing. This audition can be uploaded to YouTube with a private link shared to our director or emailed directly to or by using the contact button below. Participants must be between the ages of 8 and 18. Please submit audition material by January 8, 2022.

The youth orchestra rehearses according to the Rowan-Salisbury School System Calendar. Rehearsals are in the Erwin Middle School band room on Thursdays from 5:00-6:30pm through the school semester. Tuition for the Spring semester is $75.