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 rising 8th to 12th-grade instrumentalists audition for seats in the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra (ASYO). The ASYO 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.


ASYO 50th Anniversary Celebration

Sunday, May 11, 2pm

Join us as we celebrate 50 years of the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra (ASYO) with a very special celebration. We'll begin with a special performance by our ASYO alumni, led by the founding Music Director of the ASYO, Michael Palmer, and Jere Flint, who led the ASYO for 35 years. We'll then welcome our current ASYO members to the stage to perform the 2024 Finale Concert. Tickets are free, but must be reserved in advance.

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We have received a tremendous response to our Alumni Survey, and we'd love to hear from more of our ASYO friends. Please complete the survey at the link below.

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Audition Information

Application Deadline: March 10, 2024, at 11:59pm
The Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra recruits advanced young musicians to study alongside their most talented peers and tackle a challenging season of standard orchestral repertoire and contemporary works. Applications are currently open for the 2024/25 Season!

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Current Roster

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

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Photo Galleries

View photos of the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra.

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Past Performances

Enjoy past performances of the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra on-demand.

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ASYO Music Director

Meet William R. Langley, Associate Conductor and ASYO Music Director.

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Upcoming Performances

More Info for Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra Crescendo Concert
March 10, 2024

Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra Crescendo Concert

William R. Langley Associate Conductor and ASYO Music Director
Sasha Tarassenko Flute
Sam Vaillancourt Violin
Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra
More Info for Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra 50th Anniversary Celebration
May 11, 2024

Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra 50th Anniversary Celebration

William R. Langley Associate Conductor and ASYO Music Director
Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra