The Long Bay YOUTH Symphony

Our future is bright

The Long Bay Youth Symphony program, under the direction of Dr. Charles Jones Evans, provides professional training and performance opportunities for approximately 60 talented musical students each year.
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Join Our Youth Performers

Becoming part of one of our youth programs is a rewarding and unforgettable experience. To find out about our auditions, practice schedule and more click below.
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Scholarships & 
School Programs

Long Bay Symphony offers a variety of scholarships and other educational opportunities for youth performers. Come see what's available for your budding musician. 
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Enhancing Musical Education

The Long Bay Youth Symphony serves to enhance a young musician’s musical training in a challenging and educational environment.

Students accepted into the program will be provided professional instruction and will learn discipline and how to work collaboratively toward an artistic goal.

Select Youth Symphony chamber ensembles will also receive professional coaching and the possibility for additional performances, including in the lobby at Long Bay Symphony Classical Series concerts.

Select players may also be given opportunities to perform as section players in the Long Bay Symphony.

Stephen Williams


Stephen Williams is excited to join the Long Bay Symphony team as the new Long Bay Youth Symphony Manager. Williams currently teaches orchestra at Carolina Forest High School. Along with his main position as a music educator in Horry County Schools, he also plays professionally as a violinist and violist in the Long Bay Symphony and the Florence Symphony, as well as locally throughout North and South Carolina. He also teaches lessons out of his private studio. Williams's main goal is to see students succeed and help them grow to their fullest potential.


Concerto Competition

This is an AMAZING opportunity to perform a short concerto or movement of a concerto with the Long Bay Youth Symphony.  The competition is open to all members of our youth programs, and the winners will have the opportunity to be featured performers on the Long Bay Youth Symphony’s Annual Spring Concert.

Congratulations to the 2023 Concerto Competition Winners:

1st Place – Jason Tomlin, cello

2nd Place – Christian Miller, marimba 

3rd Place – Bruno D’Ipolito, horn

4th Place – Zaliah Kumaran, violin 

Announcements regarding the next Concerto Competition will be announced in 2024!

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