The Capitol Symphonic Youth Orchestras (TCSYO) is a youth orchestra in Fairfax, VA. It started in 2010 as a small summer camp founded by Dr. Cheri Collins and her husband, Mr. Michael Czuczor. We have grown to include four Orchestras at varying abilities, offering a place for all musicians. Prelude Orchestra, String Ensemble, and Chamber Orchestra are Strings only (violin, viola, cello, and bass). Symphonic Orchestra is a Full Orchestra and includes harp, wind, brass, and percussion instruments. Percussionists also have the opportunity to be a member of our Percussion Ensemble.
Dr. Cheri Collins and the Symphonic Orchestra
Microsoft 2017 Inspire Convention, Verizon Center in D.C.
We also offer a Chamber Music program for students in String Ensemble, Chamber Orchestra, and Symphonic Orchestra. Chamber music is a form of classical music composed for a small group of musicians, each with their own part to play. These students meet for an hour before their orchestra rehearsal and receive coachings from professional musicians.