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Omaha Area Youth Orchestras

Listening to the future of music for 60 years

About OAYO

OAYO proudly presents the only music education program of its kind in the area. Our orchestras and chamber music ensembles provide high-level musical instruction and performance opportunities including concerts, outreach events and retreats.  We create a musical community that fosters artistry and friendship in an environment that promotes discipline, cooperation and leadership.


Founded in 1958, OAYO was born through a joint partnership between the metro-area public schools and the Omaha Symphony Guild. Celebrating 65 years later, OAYO  has been building a pipeline of musical talent and patrons who appreciate the arts. 



After launching in 1958, OAYO has grown into an independent nonprofit organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and talented professional staff.

OAYO Exemption

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