Armstrong Youth Orchestra

Armstrong Youth Orchestra

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


  • Submit Your Audition Video for Fall 2020

    Submit Your Audition Video for Fall 2020

    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

    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!

    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

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.

More About DSE More About SSE More About LSE

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

Fall Auditions

Fall Audition Deadlines Announced

We will not be having live auditions for this Fall Semester, but will require all students to email an audition video of the requirements for the ensemble they want to join.

The deadlines for audition videos are as follows:

— DSE-SSE-LSE-RYO Strings: 8.26.20
— RYO Woodwinds and Brass: 8.30.20
— All AYO Strings/Woodwinds/Brass: 9.3.20

More information is available at the link below:

Audition Requirements by Instrument