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Loudoun Symphony Youth Orchestra News:

Brass Masterclass with the NSO's Robert Rearden

Loudoun Symphony Youth Orchestra (LSYO) is accepting auditions for a brass masterclass that will be given by Robert Rearden of the National Symphony Orchestra.  The masterclass is being conducted in partnership with the Catoctin School of Music and the LSO's Ben Yehle and Les Lin.  Auditions will be accepted until April 17 and the class will take place on May 16.  Participants do not have to be members of LSYO to audition, so please encourage your students to audition. 



Loudoun Symphony Youth Orchestra Auditions are on 5/21 and 5/22

LSYO Auditions! LSYO has three ensembles, including beginning strings.  Scholarships available to students who have financial need! Visit the link below for details! 



Loudoun Symphony Youth Orchestra Summer Orchestral Institute (SOI)

Registration is now open for LSYO's Summer Orchestral Institute!

Join our amazing conductors, world-renowned clinicians, and other young musicians this summer for an intense and fun week of music. We offer both Advanced and Intermediate level sessions. Open to all orchestral instruments: strings, winds, brass, percussion.

July 24-29, Ashburn VA

Early Bird Registration runs through June 30. Spaces fill up quickly, so register today!

For details on times and locations of each session as well as our amazing opening session, please visit www.loudounsymphony.org/lsyo-summer


Check back later for more CSM and community updates!

Student Achievement and Awards Listings:

A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to ALL our amazing students at CSM for their hard work, practice and achievements! We're excited to announce some incredible achievements this year. Hard work, practice and dedication pays off! Check out this incredible list of CSM Student achievements:

2022 All-District Band 🎷📯:

Aidan Jackson – All District Band

Sophia Kuzminski – Oboe (HS)

Emily Banner – Bassoon (HS)

Kylee Little – Bassoon (HS)

James Sutter – Bassoon (MS)

Robin Bilton – Bassoon (MS)

Maria Stalcup - Alto Saxophone (HS Symphonic Band)

Forrest Rhodes - Alto Saxophone (HS Concert Band)

Sam Hughes - Alto Saxophone (MS District Band)

Ethan Oh - Alto Saxophone (MS District Band, 1st alternate)

Katie Helge - Tenor Saxophone (MS District Band, 1st alternate)

Ava Loh – French Horn (HS Symphonic Band)

Scarlett Ashford – French Horn (MS District Band)

Josie White – French Horn (MS District Band, 1st Alternate)

2022 All-District Choir 🎤:

Evalynn Bogusz - Soprano, SATB Choir

Taneesha Mishra – (Also made ACDA Regionals)

Katelyn Gomez

Anna Osborne
Brennan deButts (MS All-District)

2022 All-County Orchestra 🎻:

Addison Miller - Cello, 4th chair

SarahGrace Gruessing - Violin, 1st Violin Section


Royal Conservatory of Music 2022 Winter Exams 🎹:

Vincent Zhang - Level 6 RCM Piano - First Class Honors

2021 North Central Virginia Regional Orchestra:

Alex Axtell - Viola SRO

Bhavya Jha - Viola SRO

Dominic Sitto - Viola SRO

Sam Nixon - Viola SRO

Addison Miller - SRO
Ethan Amoh - Viola SRO


‍2021 All-Virginia Guitar (Results updated as we receive from students):
Alex Seymour
Daniel Robinson

‍2021 All-Virginia Jazz Ensemble (Results updated as we receive from students):
Parker Peterson
Jackson Tallamy


CSM 100 Days of Practice Awards:

Josie White – French Horn

CSM 365 Days of Practice Awards:

MyAn Nguyen – Piano

Benjamin Neumiller – Piano

Elaina Neumiller – Piano

Dayton Lee – Piano
Nathan Zhang – Piano


ACDA Regionals SATB Honors Choir:

Taneesha Mishra


Royal Conservatory of Music Achievement Exams:

Xander Ulreich - RCM Level 2 Bassoon - First Class Honors with Distinction
Eva Ulreich - RCM Level 2 Voice - First Class Honors

Muhammad Husain - RCM Level 2 Piano - First Class Honors

Lily Carlson - RCM Level 5 Piano - First Class Honors

Caitlin Robinson (CSM Guitar) performs in NAfME National Honor Guitar Ensemble!
Here's reason 1,000,001 why our students at CSM rock: CSM guitar student, Caitlin R., performed as a member of the 2020

National Association for Music Education (NAfME) All-National Honor Guitar Ensemble! You can check out their incredible virtual performance below (performance begins at15:25 in video below). Way to go Caitlin and all the incredible guitarists from across the country!!

NAfME National Honor Guitar Ensemble Virtual Performance:
CLICK HERE https://youtu.be/LLEOenBgGYg?t=923


Congratulations to the Phillip A. Hughes Foundation Scholarship Recipients! How about some GOOD NEWS?! CONGRATULATIONS to all our CSM students who received the annual "Phillip A. Hughes Foundation" Scholarship! This scholarship is awarded to students who demonstrate "an aptitude in and passion for the musical arts" and we couldn't be more proud of these recipients! A very special thanks to our friends and partners at the Phillip A. Hughes Foundation for supporting the arts and helping fuel the dreams and pursuits of musicians and artists in our region! Learn more about the PAHF and their annual Golf Tournament below.

The following CSM students have been awarded scholarships this year (results posted as we receive announcements):

Eva Ulreich (Ms. Tara/Ms. Alyssa)

Alexis Freire (Ms. Alyssa)

Bhavya Jha (Dr. Deniz)

Amelia Sheppard (Mr. Matt)

Caitlin Robinson (Dr. Taylor)

Daniel Robinson (Dr. Taylor)

Noah Evans (Ms. Rosemary)
Evan Bertoglio (Ms. Lisa)
Addie King (Ms. Tara/Dr. Deniz)

Learn more about the PAHF at https://www.philapalooza.org/


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