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Florence Symphony Youth Orchestra

The Florence Symphony Youth Orchestra is a talented group of young musicians in from the extended Pee Dee area. The goal of the FSYO is to provide exceptional music education and performing experiences through youth development and community engagement.

Auditions for the youth orchestra are held each May for the following symphony season. 

Concerts for the 2019/2020 youth orchestra are: November 10, 2019 at 3 pm and May 10, 2020 at 3 pm

FSYO concerts are at the FMU Performing Arts Center and are free to the public.


Mr. Ricky Hyman

Conductor of the Florence Symphony Youth Orchestra


Mr. Hyman is a graduate of the University of South Carolina where he received a Bachelor’s of Music Degree in Music Education. He is the Director of Bands at Sneed Middle School and a member of the Florence Symphony Orchestra. He is also a member of the South Carolina Band Directors Association, South Carolina Music Educators Association, and the International Trombone Association.