Youth Programs

Youth in orchestra

Youth Orchestras

The ASO Youth Ensembles have offered unique performance experiences to Arkansas’ leading student musicians for more than 50 years. With three ensembles and nearly 200 members, the ASOYE serve those ages 9-19, currently from more than 37 communities throughout Arkansas.

student violinists on a wood-floored stage

String Academy

The mission of the ASO String Academy is to provide an opportunity for excellence in the pursuit of high-quality musical education, based on the methods and philosophies of Shinichi Suzuki, Mimi Zweig and Paul Rolland.

string quartet performing for children who are seated on the floor with their backs to the viewer

Quartet Demos

String quartets in your classroom.

children seated in a performance hall viewed from above

Children's Concert

Experience the beauty of the full Arkansas Symphony Orchestra in concert! Complete with teacher guides and student journals.

kids in summer string camp

Summer Strings

Orchestra rehearsals, chamber music ensembles, region audition coachings and guest artist presentations.

young boy playing a simulated yellow cello

Orchestra and You

Co-sponsored by the Arkansas Symphony Guild, this FREE award-winning program introduces children to all of the  instruments in a symphony orchestra.