Membership in the Austin Youth Camerata Orchestra is open to all interested students grades 4 to 8 who qualify through the audition process. Students from schools with orchestra programs must be a member in good standing in their school orchestra. Membership in the AYO program is contingent upon return of the membership acceptance form with the school orchestra director's signature verifying that the student is a member in good standing in the school orchestra program and payment of the tuition fee.
Josue A. Martinez is the Assistant Director of Orchestras at West Ridge Middle School and has held the position since 2016. He completed both his B.M. in Music Studies and M.M. in Instrumental Conducting at Texas State University. Martinez continues to perform as a double bassist around Central Texas as well as maintaining a private studio of double bass students. Martinez is a member of the Texas Music Educators Association, American String Teacher’s Association, Texas Orchestra Directors Association, International Society of Bassists, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity, and many more local and international organizations. When Josue is not working or studying, he can be found at home with his two terriers, Artemis and Buster.
The Camerata Orchestra rehearses on Monday evenings of the fall and spring semesters, 6:00–7:00 P.M.