Founded in 1964, the South Carolina Philharmonic Youth Orchestra offers an exceptional orchestral playing experience for young musicians throughout the state of South Carolina.
Each year more than 200 students participate in our four orchestras, comprised of the very best student musicians. Membership in the SCPYO program is open to students throughout the state, ages 8 through high school, on an auditioned basis.
Youth Orchestras rehearsals are on Sunday afternoons for 90 minutes to 2 hours with performances at the Koger Center of the Arts every year.

Did You Know?


The Judy Lawrence Scholarship Program is a need-based scholarship established to assist with partial to full tuition costs for exceptional young musicians.

Notes for Notes

The Notes for Notes sponsorship program helps underwrite the cost of music and provides financial support for the youth orchestra.

Student Rush Tickets

Students can get $10 tickets to our Masterworks concerts 30 minutes before the show!