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Omaha Area Youth Orchestra: Interviews

Without donations from people like you, we wouldn’t be able to keep our instruments tuned! Help us continue to bring wonderful music to the community by donating today!
Help us inspire more young musicians with your donation today. One third of our musicians receive need based tuition scholarships in order to participate in our ensembles. Can you help us teach them the value of music?
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In order to proceed with OAYO, we need to know that you have read your acceptance email, you understand which group you have been placed in, and you are committed to rehearsing and performing the entire year with your ensemble.

We understand that kids love to participate in various types of activities, and we completely support their enthusiasm.  But we need them to understand that accepting placement is a commitment.  We understand that things come up and we plan for that with our policies.  We also want you to be aware of them!

Please review the handbook, attendance policy, etc. on our Current Musicians page.  We hope you find this helpful.

If you have any further questions, please let us know by emailing us or calling the office at 402-238-2044.



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Good news! We have extended our early registration deadline date!  If you haven’t gotten your registration in yet, you have until Tuesday, March 28th to sign up for $30.  After that date, the fee WILL go up to $40 and priority time slots will be given to those who registered before that date.

So get your audition registrations in today!

Auditions will take place April 15th, 17th, 18th, 20th, and 22nd.  The link to register for auditions is live and the audition excerpts you need to prepare are posted.

Visit the Auditions Page to view the audition brochure, the excerpts to prepare, requirements to fulfill for the audition, and to register for an audition time.  You can also find the scholarship application forms on that page.

Good luck as your prepare and we look forward to hearing your auditions in April!