May 31, 2020
2019-2020 Austin Youth Orchestra Season Information
Audition Due Dates Have Been Posted
See the Audition Information tab to the left

Concertante Auditions - June 1, 2020
The Concertante Orchestra is a string orchestra that is designed for beginning musicians with limited reading experience. The Concertante Orchestra focuses on developing internal rhythm, note recognition, and fundamental ensemble skills.

2019-2020 Concert Schedule

Saturday September 21, 2019                Palmer Events Center                    Philharmonic Orchestra
Friday September 27, 2019                    Texas State University                   Symphony Orchestra

Sunday October 20, 2019, 2:30 pm                Austin High PAC                  AYO Orchestras 

Sunday December 8, 2019,  3:00 pm               Austin High PAC                   AYO Orchestras 

Monday December 9, 2019, 6:30 pm               Austin High PAC                   AYO Academy Orchestras 

Sunday March 8, 2020,  2:30 pm                   Austin High PAC                  AYO Orchestras

Saturday March 7, 2020, 12:00 pm               Texas Capitol Rotunda         AYO Academy Orchestras 

End of Year Concerts are uniquely virtual pieces created by the conductors and staff.

Special Curricular Events (all students are encouraged to attend)

Saturday October 19, 2019, 1:00 pm          Austin Symphony Master Class with  Cellist Matt Haimovitz

Saturday March 7, 2020, 1:00 pm            Austin Symphony Master Class-Violinist Vadim Guzman           Location has changed to the Austin High PAC                                                                   


AYO Sinfonietta practices on Monday from 7:15 to 8:30 at O.Henry Middle School. 

AYO Philharmonic & Symphony practice on Mondays from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at Austin High School.

The Academy Orchestras, Concertante, Intermezzo and Camerata, practice from 6:00 to 7:00 pm at O. Henry Middle School.

AYOA Prelude Orchestra practices Monday at 7:00 to 8:00 pm at Austin High School. 

AYO Academy

In 2019-2020 the Austin Youth Orchestra added the AYO Academy. The AYO Academy facilitates orchestras which focus on technique and repertoire. the Academy orchestras are the Concertante, Intermezzo and Camerata orchestras. 

For more information see Orchestras  and Handbook or Contact

Ana Maria SolĂ­s-Herrera 

Mailing Address

PO Box 5385
Austin, Texas 78763

The Austin Youth Orchestra Academy is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization