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The Acadiana Conservatory of Music accepts applications and conducts auditions annually, from young musicians interested in joining one of two youth orchestras: Acadiana Symphony Youth Orchestra (ages 13+) and Acadiana Symphony Preparatory Orchestra (for ages 8+). All new musicians must audition.
Both orchestras meet every Monday (excluding holidays) at The Ovey Comeaux Highschool Strings Room in Lafayette, beginning on September 12, 2022. The Preparatory Orchestra rehearses 5:30pm-6:15pm, and the Youth Orchestra 6:20pm-8:00pm. Orientation for both ensembles is August 29.
There are three planned performances each year:
Christmas Concert with ASO - December 13, 2022
ASYO & ASPO Spring Concert - March 20, 2023
Festival International - April 29, 2023
Annual tuition upon acceptance, is as follows:
ASYO - $200 + Fees
ASPO - $100 + Fees
Sola Violins is offering scholarships to ASYO & ASPO for students in need of financial assistance. Contact education manager, Michael Zeek before August 20th to inquire, (337) 769-3012. Scholarships will be awarded on August 29th.
Acadiana Symphony Youth Orchestra is open to string, woodwind, brass and percussion students who will be age 13 or older by September 1. This group is ASO's premiere youth orchestra, performing advanced orchestral literature. Applicants should have several years of band or orchestra experience and perform individually at a pre-college or college level.
Acadiana Symphony Preparatory Orchestra emphasizes technique development, incorporating instruction on fundamentals of scales, shifting, and bowing, in addition to formative ensemble skills experience. ASPO is open to string players who will be age 8-13 by September 1.