Austin Youth Orchestra Spring Newsletter

The 2021-2022 Season Coming to a Close

AYO updates & exciting news!

April 10, 2022

We have two rehearsals and one final concert series left of the season! Austin Youth Orchestra students have had such a successful year of playing various concerts & fundraisers. Let’s take a look at what’s coming up!



Student Highlight

Keshav Srinivasan, current AYO Symphony Orchestra concertmaster, has been selected to play in the National Youth Orchestra of the United States. This will be Keshav's second time in the intensive summer program.

NYO-USA is one of the three orchestras a part of Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute. These musicians will play in Carnegie Hall and then go traveling and performing throughout Europe.

Congratulations Keshav!

Conductor Highlight

New to us this year, Colleen Whatley is Austin Youth Orchestra’s Prelude Conductor. She’s made many musical moments this semester with beginning musicians. She currently teaches strings in Round Rock and has two sons playing in AYO’s orchestras.

Welcome to AYO Ms. Whatley, we’re so glad to have your expertise!

Read more about her here.

Audition Season is Upon Us!

Austin Youth Orchestra Auditions are in just under a month! Auditions are open to current and new members.

If you’re a current member in an AYO orchestra and you’d like to stay in the same orchestra next year, no need to audition. If you’d like to play in a different orchestra next year, please sign up for an audition!

There are two audition dates: May 9th, 2022 & August 29th, 2022. We will have auditions from 6:00-8:30 pm at Austin High School. All audition requirements, sign up links, and payment options are on our website, here. Email for questions.

Next Concert Series

Our final two concerts of the season will be May 1st & 2nd. On Sunday, May 1st, Symphony, Philharmonic, & Sinfonietta will be performing. On Monday, May 2nd, Concertante, Prelude, Intermezzo, & Camerata will play.

See full schedule of rehearsals and concerts here, the front page of the website.

PO BOX 5385

Austin, TX 78763

Dates for Spring Auditions are set! See the Auditions tab for more details!

Our EggMen Fundraiser concert is almost here!


Who: Camerata, Sinfonietta, Philharmonic, and Symphony Orchestras. Other orchestras are invited to watch their peers!

When: February 27, 2021

3:00 Camerata & Philharmonic

4:30 Sinfonietta & Symphony

Where: McCallum High School, Performing Arts Hall

What: Annual Austin Youth Orchestra Fundraiser! We're teaming up with the EggMen, an award winning Beatles cover band, to put on a wonderful afternoon of the Beatles. Expect music like "Hey Jude" and "Let it Be."

Buy tickets here!