Armidale Youth Orchestras

The Armidale Youth Orchestras offer music students from 8 to 21 years a weekly program during term with professional conductors, peer mentoring, advanced performing opportunities, masterclasses with professional performers, and above all a chance to share the love of music making with other young musicians from Armidale and beyond.

Armidale Youth Orchestra (AYO)

50 member symphony orchestra

Musical Director:              Russell Bauer & Paul Marshall

Entry level:                          Yr 7, audition and AMEB levels apply

Strings:                                 AMEB Grade 5 or Trinity Grade 6

Winds:                                   AMEB Grade 3/4 or Trinity Grade 4/5

Typical age:                        12 to 21 years

Rehearsals                          Tuesdays during school term 4:00 – 6:00pm at NECOM

 

Armidale Youth String Orchestra (AYSO)

40 member string ensemble

Musical Director:             Joanna Fairs-Wu

Entry level:                         Strings: AMEB Grade 2 or Trinity Grade 3 with written teacher recommendation

Typical age:                        9 to 15 years

Rehearsals                          Tuesdays during school term 4:00 – 5:00pm at NECOM

 

Armidale Youth Wind Ensemble (AYWE)

15 member wind ensemble

Musical Director:              Paul Marshall

Entry level:                         Winds: AMEB Grade 2 or Trinity Grade 3 with written teacher recommendation

Typical age:                        9 to 15 years

Rehearsals                          Tuesdays during school term 4:00 – 5:00pm at NECOM