Applications for the 2021/22 season are currently closed.

Thank you for your interest in ASYO. If you submitted an application prior to the May 15, 2021, deadline, you should have received an email with audition instructions. If not, please email

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. Many graduates from ASYO go on to study music at top conservatories and music schools (Curtis Institute of Music, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, New England Conservatory, etc.) and pursue careers in music.

Are you a dedicated young musician who wants to study orchestral music with your most talented peers in the region? Do you want to learn from Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Musicians and Guest Artists? The Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra provides all of these opportunities and more!

  • Coachings and Sectionals with Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) Musicians
  • Masterclasses and workshops with ASO Guest Artists and Musicians
    • Master Class Artists for the 2020/21 season included Ray Chen (violin), Stephen Isserlis (cello), Peter Oundjian (conducting), Roberto Diaz (viola), Conrad Tao (piano), the Dali Quartet (chamber music) and more!
  • Rehearsals with guest conductors, including ASO Music Director Robert Spano
  • Concerto Competitions for featured performances with the ASO and ASYO
  • ASYO Chamber Players program, where select members rehearse and perform in chamber groups coached by ASO Coaches
  • Free tickets to select ASO Performances

About Our Season

The typical Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra season runs August - May. Rehearsals occur once a week, typically on Saturday mornings with some exceptions. The Youth Orchestra performs three classical concerts each season. All rehearsals and performances are in Symphony Hall at the Woodruff Arts Center unless otherwise noted.


  • Students must be a rising 8th - 12th grader to audition.
  • If a student's school program supports the student's instrument, the student must be in good standing with the school's music program in order to be eligible to audition and participate.


Applications for the 2021/22 ASYO Season are currently closed. Audition packets will be sent out to all applicants starting in mid-March which will include audition music. Audition dates will be sent out in May. Please email if you have audition questions.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition for the 2021/22 ASYO Season is $850. Need-based financial aid is available for accepted students who complete the scholarship application process.