Prospective Musicians

Students auditioning for the 2020-2021 season should proceed with registration and audition preparation as planned, but should be aware that auditions will be recorded remotely and submitted online.

Please register for an audition so that we have your information and can continue to communicate with you. 

The Omaha Area Youth Orchestras inspire and educate young musicians by providing a rigorous and enlightening orchestral experience.

We create a musical community that fosters artistry and friendship in an environment that promotes discipline, cooperation and leadership. We prepare our student musicians to become active participants in the arts community, and we achieve these goals in partnership with parents, teachers and schools throughout the Greater Omaha area.

Musicians interested in participating in one of our season-long orchestra ensembles audition in April of every season with rehearsals starting in August. Late auditions are accepted throughout the year based on orchestra availability. Contact the OAYO office for more information.

Musicians interested in one of our 8-week introductory orchestra problems need only for their music teacher to recommend them.

Prospective Musicians

OAYO musicians receive:

  • Weekly instruction from one of our OAYO conductors

  • Opportunities to perform at the best venues in Omaha, including the Holland Performing Arts Center

  • Sectional coaching tailored for their instrument from professional musicians and local music educators

  • Instruction from youth orchestra and professional orchestra guest conductors and directors

  • Opportunities for intensive practice and socializing at additional events

  • Weekly coaching and individualized instruction for musicians in the OAYO Chamber Music Program

PO Box 24639
Omaha, NE 68124


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