The Sussex County Youth Orchestras (SCYO) are dedicated to providing young musicians with the opportunity to develop their musical talents to their fullest potential. This includes allowing them to experience a wide range of performance platforms where they can share their talents with the community. We firmly believe these opportunities will not only benefit the musician, but enrich their families and the community as well.

Proposed Exchange


​1999- Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center

2001 – England

2003 – Austria, Switzerland, & Italy

2005 – France & Switzerland

2007 – China

2009 – Austria & Prague

2011 – England & France

2013 – Austria, Switzerland, & Italy

2016 – Vienna, Prague, Berlin

2018- (proposed) Paris, Normandy, Angers Fr

Our Mission

Fall/Winter Concert is at Jefferson TWSP. HS on December 3rd at 3:00pm

The SCYO String Quartet had the opportunity to perform at a recent wedding at Bear Brook Valley in Fredon.  Great experience at a beautiful venue!

Photos Of The Ensemble Concert

SCYO is considering an opportunity to participate in an exchange program with the youth orchestra, L'OLDA from Angers, France.  It turns out, that this orchestra program is just like us!  They travel every two years, most recently to Argentina, and are also looking for a destination in 2018.  The program would consist of L'OLDA visiting us in April 2018 and our return visit in June 2018.

Welcome Covered Dish Dinner includes registration and string audition sign ups on October 1st, 4pm-6pm at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Sparta.



Past Tours