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Phone: 501-666-1761 | Email: info@Arkansassymphony.org

The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra Youth Ensembles began as a dream of the ASO's founders in the 1960's and today continues to attract Arkansas' leading student-musicians. Ranging in age from 9-18 and traveling from over 37 communities throughout the state, the ASYO has grown to over 200 members.

For more information, please contact Barbara Burroughs at (501) 666-1761 ext. 116.

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AUDITION DATES FOR ALL ENSEMBLES

Monday, January 20, 2020 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. (all instruments)

Saturday, May 16, 2020 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. (all strings)

Monday, May 18, 2020 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. (woodwinds and brass)

Important: Please apply to audition and read the requirements for the ensembles (linked below) PRIOR to your audition.

Step 1: Apply to audition (please read audition information first)

APPLY TO AUDITION  

Step 2: After the student has been placed in an ensemble, complete registration for the ASO Youth Ensembles program.

REGISTER FOR AN ORCHESTRA


Ensembles

Academy Orchestra

For students 7th through 12th grade. An intermediate-level group that is a complete ensemble of woodwind, brass, string, and percussion players who must audition  for a spot in the group.

View Audition Requirements, Conductor and Schedule

Youth Orchestra

For students 8th through 12th grade. The most advanced youth ensemble boasts some of the top student musicians in the state. Musicians in this group consistently place at the top of the All-State Band and Orchestra Competition and are leaders in their schools and communities.

View Audition Requirements, Conductor and Schedule

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