April 24, 2018
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Prospective New Members
Membership in AYO is open to all interested orchestra students from throughout the central Texas area – public school, private school, charter school, and homeschool – and will be determined by the audition process. Students from schools with orchestra programs must be a member in their school orchestra. 

String auditions for Austin Youth Orchestra (AYO) program for the 2018-2019 season will be held as follows:   

May 14, 2018, and August 27, 2018

Stephen F. Austin High School, Fine Arts Wing
1715 West Cesar Chavez Street

6:30 PM:  Auditions Begin

  • Visit the audition requirements section to learn what orchestra is best for you 
  • Create an account prior to the audition 
  • Log in and go to the calendar to sign up for an audition time 
  • There is a $10.00 audition fee for prospective members
  • Go to the Store tab and pay for the audition fee online
  • On audition day, please check in at the table outside the Austin High Orchestra Room, 15 minutes before your appointment 
Winds and percussion for the Symphony Orchestra and Philharmonic Orchestra spring semester are selected/invited for AYO membership (not auditioned by AYO) based on the results of the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) Region Orchestra auditions.   


Membership Requirements   

If accepted in the AYO program, there is a $135.00 per semester tuition fee for each participating member. Members will receive comprehensive and intensive orchestral experience, including regular performances and exposure to literature of the highest quality. Membership in AYO is contingent on receipt of the tuition fee.   

Rehearsals for the seven orchestras are held weekly on Monday evenings at the locations/times indicated below:   

Prelude Orchestra – Austin High School, 7:00-8:00 PM (spring semester only)   
Concertante Orchestra – O. Henry Middle School, 6:00-7:00 PM (full-year)   
Intermezzo Orchestra – O. Henry Middle School, 6:00-7:00 PM   
Camerata Orchestra – O. Henry Middle School, 6:00-7:00 PM   
Sinfonietta Orchestra – O. Henry Middle School, 7:15-8:30 PM   
Philharmonic Orchestra – Austin High School, 7:00-9:00 PM   
Symphony Orchestra – Austin High School, 7:00-9:00 PM   

For additional information, contact the AYO administrative staff:


 Fidencio Solís  512-841-4534   fidencio.solis@austinisd.org
 Ana Maria Solís-Herrera   512-414-1251  ana.solisherrera@austinisd.org