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Learn classical music in Florida.Having reached thousands of students and South Florida residents (plus broadcasts of events locally, nationally and internationally), the Florida Youth Orchestra continues to provide vital educational services for our children and a valuable cultural resource for all of South Florida.

In addition to unparalleled music education and performance opportunities, students participate in community service activities. Last year the FYO performed for over 40 other organizations throughout South Florida. FYO programming continues year-round including FYO's Summer String Fling, providing the highest quality summer classical music activities available in South Florida.

In addition, the Florida Youth Orchestra serves its community through targeted outreach activities serving at-risk youth through STEPS (Symphonic Training & Education Program for Students).

All rehearsals are held at the University School of
Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Florida.


Florida Youth Orchestra Divisions


Membership in this division is reserved for outstanding players whose technical level is highly advanced, who show strong musicianship, and who are capable of the discipline necessary to perform in one of the country's premier youth orchestras. Repertoire is at college/professional level. Student ages to 18, although musicians may remain beyond high school.

Concerts are performed four times each season, in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. This division includes strings, winds, brass and percussion.

This orchestra performed in Carnegie Hall in April 2002 and March 2008, and at The Kennedy Center in March 2005. The Principal Orchestra has recorded five professional CDs which have been distributed nationally.

Rehearsals: Mondays 6:45 - 9:00 PM


Performs masterpieces by great composers at a highly proficient level, requiring members to be well-advanced on their instruments.

Student ages through high school seniors.

Symphony performs four times each season, including one concert in Miami-Dade and an annual "Spotlight" concert which includes soloists selected through auditions held each year.

Consists of strings, winds, brass and percussion.

Rehearsals: Mondays 6:45 - 9:00 PM


For intermediate string students who have strong command of their instruments and who have not had a great deal of ensemble experience. Unique programming allows students to explore varied styles of music, including country, Latin, jazz and more!

Consists of string instruments only. Concert series includes three concerts annually.

Rehearsals: Mondays 6:45 - 9:00 PM


This strings-only division is for musicians within the approximate level of Book 2 Suzuki who comfortably read notes on a page of music. The program builds solid, fundamental rhythmic and orchestral skills and improved sight-reading abilities The Chamber Strings performs publicly as part of FYO's "outreach" series and at the season-ending concert in Signature Grand.

Rehearsals: Mondays 6:45 - 8:30 PM


The Silver Strings program has a strong educational focus to advance basic skills, including sight-reading. At the same time, this group offers the experience of performing in an ensemble environment with repertoire that includes multiple parts. The Silver Strings performs two recitals annually.

Rehearsals: Mondays 5:30 - 6:30


A first ensemble experience for beginning musicians who are at the approximate level of Book 1 and start of Book 2 Suzuki. Builds proficiency in sight reading, note recognition and orchestral demeanor.

String instruments only. Performs twice annually, as part of recitals at the rehearsal site.

A small group environment that motivates and encourages our youngest musicians.

Rehearsals: Mondays 5:30 - 6:30 PM


The Flute Choir is geared toward advanced flutists who have the ability to learn and perform challenging repertoire written and arranged for the entire flute family, which includes piccolo, C flute, alto flute, and bass flute.

Several concerts are presented annually in theaters - as part of FYO's mainstage concert series - as well as community outreach performances offered in venues throughout the region.

Rehearsals: Mondays 6:45 - 9:00 PM



Rehearsals: Mondays 5:30 - 6:30 PM (before Orchestra rehearsals)







"Since its inception in 1988, the Florida Youth Orchestra has been recognized as one of the state's premier student music programs, annually providing excellence in orchestral music training and music education outreach."
Michael Spring,
Director, Miami-Dade Cultural Affairs

"The programs and activities of FYO are of the highest caliber, providing the finest in music education, outreach and cultural enrichment to the residents of our county. We have witnessed first-hand how all segments of our community have benefited."
Mary Becht,
Director, Broward Cultural Division

"Thanks to your efforts, we have instilled in our students a passion and love for music. The knowledge that you have changed the lives of these children should give your organization an incredible sense of accomplishment."
Thomas J. Schroeder,
Principal, Margate Elementary School

"I have been sending my students to FYO since the very beginning. Many have become successful professionals. FYO provides a nurturing environment, from the beginner divisions to highly advanced, helping students develop valuable skills.
Judy Frishman
Violin Instructor, Miami-Dade County

"I encourage my students to participate in FYO. I can trust that they're in a healthy environment where their musical development and well-being are a priority."
Virginia Barnes
Violin Instructor, Palm Beach County

"Thank you, thank you, thank you...for all you have done for my children and me throughout the years. They have so many happy and wonderful memories. The young lives you have touched through the power of music is absolutely astonishing."
Marco Rosales
FYO Parent

"Through FYO, we learn to be active in mind and aware in body, along with the social skills that make us more thoughtful and intelligent human beings. We immerse ourselves in a community of friends and partners, through life and the musical journey."
Gabrielle Chou
FYO Alumnus

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