Our Mission and History

Our mission

… is to nurture, develop and advance talented young musicians in quality orchestral and choral programs.

We welcome instrumentalists and singers from public/private schools (elementary, middle and high), homeschool and college from St. Mary's, Calvert and Charles counties. You'll perform a wide range of classical and modern repertoire. Our very best musicians are invited to join the Ambassador Program, where they are challenged to perform at the highest level.

Our Vision

SMYOC is a community of students, volunteers, parents, artists, educators, administrators, and board members, with a shared vision that we provide students with an integrated program of musical education that expands the musical opportunities available in our area and enhances:

  • The personal growth and sense of community for each student.

  • Every student’s access to musical and educational opportunities beyond SMYOC.