We are wishing the best of luck and much success to the graduating seniors from the Armstrong Youth Orchestra! View Graduates
The Orchestra Season is Taking a Rest…
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the orchestra season is on hold. We hope you are staying safe and well, and we look forward to playing together again.
Concerto Competition Finalists Perform in Honors Recital
The Armstrong Youth Orchestra Honors Recital held on March 1, 2020 honored the five finalists from the recent Concerto Competition. Congratulations to these talented musicians! Learn More
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.