Welcome to Austin Youth Orchestra!

Amplify Austin Day is right around the corner. During the biggest giving event in Central Texas, residents from across our community will come together to support hundreds of local nonprofits for 24 hours, starting at 6pm on March 6 through 6pm on March 7.

This year our goal is to raise $10,000 with the help of donors. These valuable funds will help AYO serve more students as orchestra programs are developed in outlying areas. Growth impacts the need for scholarships, for conductors, and for administrative staff.

So how can you help? Make a donation to us at https://www.amplifyatx.org/organizations/austin-youth-orchestra and then share the news with all of your friends, family, coworkers, and neighbors.

Amplify Austin Day is all about collective community giving. Every gift will bring us one step closer to reaching this year’s big goal and help make a huge impact on our community.

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 12th, 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

May 6th (Only AYO Orchestras)

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