The only student-run full symphony orchestra at the University of Virginia

We are a fully student led non-audition symphony that strives to give every student an opportunity to continue playing music through college. As students ourselves, we understand college can be stressful and official university group can be a big commitment. We think we can help! With a variety of ensembles, a relaxed and fun social atmosphere, and plenty of leadership opportunities, we have a spot for you!


About us

We are much more than just a group of students who play music together. CSO is a family. And every family has a story.

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Do you play an instrument? If you do, we probably, most definitely, how could we not, certainly, want you! Check out what we're about to see if you're a good fit.



Running an entire orchestra takes a lot of time and effort. It also takes funding. Help us purchase music and acquire instruments!