Armstrong Youth Orchestra

Armstrong Youth Orchestra

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


  • Pre-Order Cupcakes and Flowers for Spring Concert

    Pre-Order Cupcakes and Flowers for Spring Concert

    We are pre-selling flower bouquets and GiGi’s “Symphony” Cupcakes, to be presented at our Spring Concert. Get Details

  • Spring Concerts April 28 & 29, 2019

    Spring Concerts April 28 & 29, 2019

    The Armstrong Youth Orchestra Program announces 2 performances in April. Get the 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

  • Fall Semester Auditions August 17 & 24, 2019

    Fall Semester Auditions August 17 & 24, 2019

    Get audition information for the Fall 2019 Semester of the Armstrong Youth Orchestra. More Information

  • 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.

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Fall Audition Information

Fall Semester Auditions: August 17 & 24, 2019

Interested in auditioning for the Armstrong Youth Orchestra program? Auditions for the fall semester will be held August 17 & 24, 2019.

All students must audition, whether they are new to the orchestra program, or returning students looking to move into a new ensemble, or students who want to remain in the same ensemble.

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