The Capitol Symphonic Youth Orchestras (TCSYO) is a youth orchestra based in Fairfax, VA. It started in 2010 as a small summer camp founded by Dr. Cheri Collins and her husband, Mr. Michael Czuczor and has grown to include five Orchestras at varying abilities, offering a place for all musicians. Prelude Orchestra, Concert Orchestra, String Ensemble, and Chamber Orchestra are Strings only (violin, viola, cello, and bass). Symphonic Orchestra 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.

Members of the Symphonic Orchestra are also eligible to participate in our annual Concerto Competition.

We would love to welcome you to the TCYSO family! Apply today!

The Capitol Symphonic Youth Chamber Orchestras perform the final concert of their 2012/13 Season at the Terrace Theater in the Kennedy Center. Violinist, Isabella Brown performs Czardas


The Capitol Symphonic Youth Orchestras is an independent, non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, and donations made to the orchestra are deductible as provided by the US Tax Code. Tax ID#:45-3059618


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