All students will be required to email an audition video for the Fall 2020 orchestra season. Audition deadlines vary by instrument. Click for details.
Rehearsals Begin Sept. 12 & 13
The Armstrong Youth Orchestra is planning to resume in-person instruction for students in September. Get Rehearsal Info
Congratulations to the Class of 2020!
We are wishing the best of luck and much success to the graduating seniors from the Armstrong Youth Orchestra! View Graduates
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.