Young musicians performing advanced repertoire that will challenge and inspire

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Abilene Youth Orchestra –  Fall Auditions

The Abilene Youth Orchestra (AYO) is a full symphony youth orchestra that provides a unique  opportunity for talented young musicians in the Big Country to perform  advanced repertoire that will challenge and inspire.  

The AYO exists for the benefit of young musicians, responds to their needs, and keeps their interest in music education paramount. 

Abilene Youth Strings-  Fall Auditions

To bridge the gap between our awesome Mission: Strings programs and the Abilene Youth Orchestra, we are offering a new class for string players ready for a new challenge, but not quite ready for the demands of the advanced AYO repertoire. This class will be taught by McKenzie Rangel who has many years of string education experience! This high energy class will be by audition only, and will help students improve string technique, music literacy, and more advanced sightreading skills.


Who can join? Mission: Strings?

Anyone in 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade who would like to learn how to play an orchestral string instrument (violin, viola, cello, or bass).

Mission: Strings Part II – Anyone in 4th-6th grade with one year experience on a string instrument. 

Registration & Instruments?

Mission: Strings Registration is open!  

Please fill out our registration form to receive information about how to join Mission: Strings


Classes will be held on Sundays, from 2:30PM – 3:15PM for the BEGINNER Mission: Strings Class starting August 27th at the ACU Williams Performing Arts Center.  Mission: Strings Part Two will meet from 3:30pm-4:30pm

A semester showcase will take place during the Abilene Youth Orchestra Concert on November 13th!