The Los Angeles Youth Orchestra is a creative environment where young musicians from throughout the Los Angeles area come together to rehearse symphonic music alongside professional musicians. The orchestra presents young musicians with the chance to study established masterworks and the exciting opportunity to premiere new music. Additionally, the orchestra offers a variety of unique enrichment experiences including working with guest artists and mentoring with major orchestras. Students with two years of instrumental experience may audition, regardless of school affiliation. By providing an orchestral experience available to all students, the vision of the Los Angeles Youth Orchestra is to become a musical voice that embraces the entire Los Angeles community.
For ages 8-18 and with intermediate and advanced groups, the Los Angeles Youth Orchestra is open by audition to students of symphonic instruments who have had at least two years of private instruction.