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Ways to support

Join a community of like-minded music lovers and provide an experience that lasts a lifetime.

Omaha Area Youth Orchestras impacts the community by providing the only opportunity of its kind in the Omaha area - the chance of more than 550 students to experience orchestral music in a group setting, led by professional conductors, alongside other talented students from the area. In addition, OAYO fills a void in local music education, creates a positive learning environment for youth to develop life skills and improves the quality of life for Omaha residents. 

Your participation as a donor connects you to more than six decades of excellence in music education and performance. In order to keep orchestra tuition and concert ticket prices as affordable as possible, we rely on the generosity of our friends and supporters.


Help us continue to provide high-quality music education programs that annually impact hundreds of people in the Omaha community by making a donation today!

"OAYO has changed the way I view my instrument and view others." 

Katherine's story is one of hope, resilience, personal pride and achievement - made possible through OAYO scholarships.

We know that music education teaches diligence and discipline in the pursuit of musicianship, but it also leads to so much more! In addition to practicing and performing music, OAYO students build strong friendships and gain confidence, focus and leadership abilities. Still, many OAYO families cannot contribute financially to their child's ensemble music education, or any activity outside of school. For students like Katherine, OAYO scholarships are crucial. 

Scholarship drive

Help keep our scholarship program strong so that young musicians can thrive.

Make a donation

Students' membership dues cover only a small portion of the cost of providing OAYO's programs to students.

Donate an instrument

Your donation is music to our ears! OAYO accepts donations for gently used band and orchestral instruments in playable and good cosmetic condition.


Our volunteers are incredibly valuable! OAYO volunteers have donated more than 1700 hours in previous seasons. That is a contribution of time and services equaling over $35,000!

Become a Sponsor

We are proud to be part of this region's vibrant arts community and your support is crucial for our work. Learn more about our different sponsorship levels and help us build a better community!

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