Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras

& Delaware Youth Symphony

The Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras (MCYO)  and The Delaware Youth Symphony Orchestra are oart of a youth orchestra program at the state-of-the-art Music Center at Strathmore, enjoying musical relationships with both the National Symphony Orcherstra and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. With 6 orchestras and several chamber ensembles, 500 students from DC, VA and MD annually comprise the highly selective program, making MCYO not only the oldest, but the largest and most prestigious orchestral traning program in the Washington DC Metroplitan region. MCYO organizes a Touring Orchestra to perform nationally and abroad in festivals and for concert tours and special event orchestras are formed for collaborative projects.  Over the past 10 years, the Touring Orchestras have performed at festivals in Vienna/Prague, London’s New Year’s Celebration, the Netherlands and Belgium, and have performed nationally with the Afghan National Youth Orchestra at the Kennedy Center, at Carnegie Hall festivals and with Australia’s Scotch College Orchestra at Strathmore. Many MCYO alumni have continued their music studies at preeminent institutions. Some have performed with prestigious American and European orchestras and some have become music teachers.  The orchestras are conducted by Simeone Tartaglione, who studied composition and conducting in Rome at the Santa Cecilia Conservatory, and piano performance at the Bellini Institute. M° Tartaglione has won numerous competitions and prizes, and from 2005 works in the US as Conductor and Music Director at the Delaware Music School among many other important Institutions.

Simeone Tartaglione conductor

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