Since 1988 the Florida Youth Orchestra has been providing the highest quality classical music education for young talented musicians ages 6-19. Over 400 members strong, the Orchestra continues to be recognized as Florida's premier youth orchestra.
Under the direction and guidance of its Music Director
Thomas Sleeper, the orchestras and ensembles perform for
thousands of concertgoers each year in addition to regular
appearances on local and national television and radio broadcasts.
The Florida Youth Orchestra has attracted ongoing interest, support and participation from community leaders, especially those in the arts, education and business communities.
Countless alumni of the Florida Youth Orchestra have been accepted into the nation's most prestigious colleges and conservatories, consistently receiving the most coveted awards, honors, and scholarships.
In addition to preparing many members for careers in music, an important goal of the Florida Youth Orchestra is to develop appreciative audiences for the future.
Your interest and support is an investment in the nurturing of Florida's best and brightest young talent.
The Florida Youth Orchestra is the Youth Orchestra in Residence at Nova Southeastern University.
Welcome to the 26th Season of the Florida Youth Orchestra. We are extremely proud of the members of our Principal Orchestra, FYO Symphony, Repertory Strings, Chamber Strings, Silver Strings, Alpha Strings and Flute Orchestra who have dedicated countless hours to practice and rehearsals to improve their individual musical proficiency as well as the overall excellence of the Orchestra.
Myra Weaver, President/Chair
Albert Frank, Vice President
Dawn Janosik, Vice President
Myrna Dixon, Treasurer/CFO
C. Marie Mann
Samuel F. Morrison
Ron Poltorack, Esq.
Judge Linda Pratt
Jason Weaver, Esq
Proudly Sponsoring The 2013-2014 Season
Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture
This program is supported by Funding Arts Broward, supporting innovative local visual and performing arts in Broward County.
With the support of the Miami-Dade
County Cultural Affairs Council, the Mayor and the Miami-Dade County Board of