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.

Audition Information

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 for the 2022/23 season are being accepted through May 2, 2022.

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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 Jerry Hou, Associate Conductor of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Music Director of the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra.

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Upcoming Performances

More Info for Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra Overture Concert
November 12, 2022
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Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra Overture Concert

Jerry Hou Associate Conductor & ASYO Music Director
Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra
More Info for Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra Crescendo Concert
March 18, 2023
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Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra Crescendo Concert

Jerry Hou Associate Conductor & ASYO Music Director
Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra
More Info for Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra Finale Concert
May 6, 2023
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Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra Finale Concert

Jerry Hou Associate Conductor & ASYO Music Director
Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra

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.