Armstrong Youth Orchestra

Armstrong Youth Orchestra

Founded in 2004, serving Savannah, Georgia and surrounding counties Learn More


  • Important Schedule Change for DSE, SSE, and LSE!

    Important Schedule Change for DSE, SSE, and LSE!

    These three ensembles WILL rehearse on Sat. Feb. 23, and there will be NO makeup rehearsal on Wed. Feb. 20. Get Details

  • Julia Sellman, Concerto Competition Winner

    Julia Sellman, Concerto Competition Winner

    Violinist Julia Sellman is the winner of the 2019 AYO Young Artist Concerto Competition. Read More

  • Spring Schedules

    Spring Schedules

    Take a look at some of the important dates for the Spring 2019 orchestra semester. See the Schedule

  • Lesson Scholarships Available

    Lesson Scholarships Available

    A limited number of private lesson scholarships are available, thanks to the Savannah Friends of Music and the Savannah Community Foundation. Get Details

Our Ensembles

String Orchestra Ensembles

Debut Strings Ensemble (DSE) is the entry-level string ensemble. Students should be at least a rising 2nd grader or age 7 by September 1st.

Serenade Strings Ensemble (SSE) is the second tier string ensemble, designed for beginning-level string musicians who have already played in an ensemble, or intermediate-level musicians new to orchestral playing.

Lyric Strings Ensemble (LSE) is the third tier string ensemble, and is intended for advanced beginner and intermediate level string students.

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Full Orchestra Ensembles

Repertory Youth Orchestra (RYO), is a “full orchestra ensemble” (strings, plus woodwinds, brass, and percussion) for intermediate and advancing level musicians. RYO performs arrangements of standard classical orchestral repertoire at a graded Level 4.

The Armstrong Youth Orchestra (AYO) is the most advanced ensemble in our Armstrong Youth Orchestra Program. Students in this ensemble are ready to learn major symphonic repertoire instead of student arrangements.

More About RYO More About AYO

Schedule Change!

DSE, SSE, and LSE Will Rehearse Feb. 23

Students and parents of Debut Strings, Lyric Strings, and Serenade Strings – we have an important rehearsal schedule change to announce!

The previously cancelled rehearsal on Saturday, Feb. 23 is now back on the schedule! Please plan to rehearse on Saturday, Feb. 23 at your normal place and time.

There will be NO makeup rehearsal on Feb. 20th.