Established in 1974, the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra provides Atlanta’s most talented and dedicated students an outlet to perform masterworks.

Each year, more than three hundred instrumentalists rising eighth to rising twelfth graders audition for seats in the orchestra. The Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra presents a three-concert series each year, and members have exclusive invitations to participate in readings and master classes with the top artists in the instrumental music industry.


Mission Statement

The Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra is an integral member of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra family and a vigorous part of the cultural fabric of the community. The ASYO strives for national preeminence among youth orchestras, while cultivating the artistic growth and excellence of its members through enriching orchestral experiences and mentoring by ASO musicians.

 

Jerry Hou, Music Director

Conductor Jerry Hou began his term as the Associate Conductor of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the Music Director of the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra in September 2020.

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Auditions

The Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra (ASYO) recruits advanced young musicians to study alongside their most talented peers and tackle a challenging season of standard orchestral repertoire and contemporary works. Applications for the 2021/22 season are currently open through April 15, 2021.

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Current Roster

The Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra is proud to announce our current season roster.

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Photos

View photos of the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra.

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Upcoming Performances