Welcome to Austin Youth Orchestra!

Our mission as Austin Youth Orchestra 

is to provide an exceptional music education that enriches the lives of developing musicians in our community by working cooperatively and collaboratively with schools

 and teachers in the region. 

Please consider a donation to support our mission! 

2024-2025 Season Concert and Rehearsal Schedule

August 19 Symphony Chair Test Due Via Google Classroom recording

August 26 Philharmonic Chairs Test Due Via Google Classroom recording

September 9 AYO/AYOA: Start Date

September 16, 23  & 30  Rehearsals

October 7, 14, 21 & 28 Rehearsals

October 26 Symphony Side by Side Concert Bates Recital Hall Time TBD

November 2 ONLY Philharmonic Orchestra, Concert AISD PAC Time TBD

November 4, 11, & 18  Rehearsals

November 25 Student Holiday: Thanksgiving (No Rehearsal)

December 2 Rehearsals

December 9 AYO Practice and AYOA Winter Concert   Austin High 6:30 pm

December 15 AYO  Sinfonietta & Philharmonic Bates Recital Hall 4:30 pm

December 15 AYO: Symphony Concert Bates Recital Hall 7;00 pm

January 13 Symphony / Philharmonic: Start Date

January 20 Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Yes, Rehearsal)

January 27 Sinfonietta & AYOA: Start Date

February 3, 10, 17, 24 Rehearsals

March 3, 10, 24 & 31   Rehearsals

March 9 ONLY Philharmonic Orchestra, Concert             TBD

March 17 Student Holiday: Spring Break (No Rehearsal)

April 7, 14, 21 & 28   Rehearsals

April 21 Easter Monday (Yes, Rehearsal)

May 4 AYO: Concerts       Bates Recital Hall 4 & 6 pm

May 5 AYOA: Concert   Austin High 6:30 pm

May 12 AYO Auditions

May 19 AYOA Auditions


AYO Recruiting Video - HD 720p.mov

AYO Scholarships 

The Austin Youth Orchestra and Academy offers a limited number of scholarships.

Those in financial need may apply by using this application and process.

For more information please contact:

Ana Maria Solis-Herrera 

Executive Director


Fidencio Solis



Mailing Address


PO Box 5385

Austin, Texas 78763

Physical Address

Austin High School

1715 W Cesar Chavez St

Austin, TX 78703