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. 

Donate here to support our mission! 

2023-2024 Season Concert and Rehearsal Schedule

Concert Schedule

October 23rd, 2023

All AYO/AYOA Orchestras


7:00 pm

December 1st, 2023

Symphony Side-by-Side with UT Symphony 

UT Bates Recital Hall Butler School of Music 

7:30 pm

December 4th, 2023

AYOA Orchestras

Austin High PAC

6:30 pm

December 10th

AYO Orchestras

UT Bates Recital Hall Butler School of Music 

4:00 pm

March 3rd, 2024

AYO Orchestras

McCallum High School

3:00 pm 

May 6th, 2024

AYOA Orchestras

Austin High School

6:30 pm 

May 5th, 2024

AYO Orchestras

Special guest conductor: Maestro Peter Bay

UT Bates Recital Hall Butler School of Music

4:00 pm 

        Rehearsal Schedule 

September 11th(all orchestras except Prelude starts)

September 18th & 25th

October 2nd, 9th, 16th, & 30th

November 6th, 13th, & 27th

December 4th (Only AYO Orchestras)

Winter Break

January 8th, 15th, (AYO Orchestras Only) 

January 22nd (AYOA Orchestras starts) 

January 29th (All Orchestras)

February 5th, 12th,19th, & 26th

                                                      March 4th,18th, & 25th

April 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th

Summer Break


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 



Fidencio Solis



Mailing Address


PO Box 5385

Austin, Texas 78763

Physical Address

Austin High School

1715 W Cesar Chavez St

Austin, TX 78703