The CSOL® actively supports music education and funding for the arts, annually awarding: the $2,500 David and Karen Stahl Scholarship and $2,000 Student Scholarships to high school seniors who plan to major in music; $250 Matching Grant Awards to members of the Charleston Symphony Youth Orchestra (CSYO); Summer Study Awards to talented Lowcountry music students; and Professional Scholarships available to members of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra for advanced study.

As advocates for orchestral music, the CSOL® provides support, both financially for the CSO, and through volunteer activities such as instrument petting zoos and events where visibility of the CSOL® creates awareness for classical music and music education. These events include greeting the community at local marathons, coffee with the maestro and involvement with other arts organizations in the Charleston area as members of the CSO family.