The Armstrong Youth Orchestra is on summer break. But keep practicing – we look forward to seeing you in our fall semester!
Now Online: Audition Excerpts and Etudes!
Audition excerpts and etudes have now been posted for string and woodwind instruments. Visit the auditions page to view and download. View now
Fall Semester Auditions August 17 & 24, 2019
Get audition information for the Fall 2019 Semester of the Armstrong Youth Orchestra. More Information
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.
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.