Membership in the Austin Youth Sinfonietta Orchestra is open to all interested students in grade 6 and above who qualify through the audition process. Students from schools with orchestra programs must be a member in good standing in their school orchestra. Membership in the AYO program is contingent upon return of the membership acceptance form with the school orchestra director's signature verifying that the student is a member in good standing in the school orchestra program and payment of the tuition fee.
Ms. Compton is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin where she received her Masters in Music (2003), and of Linfield College where she received her Bachelors of Arts in Violin Performance. While at The University of Texas, Ms. Compton studied violin with Dr. Eugene Gratovich and string pedagogy with Phyllis Young. Ms. Compton was also active in The University of Texas String Project where she taught various ensembles and orchestras.
Currently, Ms. Compton serves as the Region 32 Orchestra Chair. Ms. Compton's professional affiliations include: Texas Music Adjudicators Association, Texas Music Educators Association, and Texas Orchestra Directors Association.
The Sinfonietta Orchestra rehearses on Monday evenings of the fall and spring semesters, 7:15–8:30 P.M.