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2016 Audition materials are available for download. 

  • ​Please choose the appropriate file from the documents listed in our downloads section  -   Go To Download Documents
  • Strings requirements for all ensembles may be viewed in the downloads section or by clicking here​.

Although we have begun rehearsals for the fall season, we are still welcoming new musicians!

Please call Walt Edmonds at (240) 782-1650 ext. 101 or Leshia Murray at (240) 782-1650 ext. 100 for more information or to schedule an audition appointment.


The Academy of Saint Cecilia Youth Orchestra (ASCYO) is a non-profit organization that offers five performing ensembles​, three orchestras, one band​, and a beginning brass, woodwind and percussion program for aspiring young musicians.


For additional information check out the FAQ sheet or contact ASCYO at email:​​

or phone: 240-782-1650

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Founded in 2001, the Academy of Saint Cecilia Youth Orchestra's mission is to serve the community by providing opportunity for young musicians to attain musical excellence through instruction, rehearsal and public performances of the great musical compositions of the past and present. The objective of the Academy is to foster a holistic and wholesome environment where music and the arts are connected to the other areas of life in a balanced setting. The services provided to young people in music are given without regard to sex, race, religion, or national origin. 

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All Academy of Saint Cecilia Youth Orchestra ensembles perform a fall and spring concert series each year in different venues in the Greater Washington D.C. area.


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Our Staff

Mr. Charles Doherty

Chamber Orchestra, Symphonic Band Conductor and Beginning Brass Instructor