The Sarasota Orchestra's Youth Orchestra Program has been hailed as one of the most exemplary youth programs in the Southeast. The nationally acclaimed artistic staff, conductors and coaches have created a learning experience for the young musician that is unparalleled in our community.

The philosophy, underlying the program, is to involve all interested children from third grade through high school in classical and symphonic music, both as audience members and musicians. During their 30-week season, seven different orchestras rehearse weekly and play concerts publicly. Students can expand their skills, increase musical knowledge, develop a strong team spirit and most of all have fun with other youth. To learn more about the ensembles, skill levels, rehearsal times and tuition, please see our rehearsal schedules. Click here for information on auditions or view the concert schedule. Scholarships are available on a need basis, by submitting the application (2016-17 application coming soon). Additional information on the groups and private-lesson opportunities is available by contacting the Sarasota Orchestra Education Department at (941) 487-2731.

Youth Orchestra Rehearsal Schedules

Tuesdays 5:30 - 7:30 pm  Prelude Strings, Chamber Strings, Divertimento Strings, Intermezzo Strings, Symphonic Strings

Mondays 5:15 - 7:45 pm  Symphonic Winds, Youth Symphony and Youth Philharmonic