Music Programs for Students

The Huntsville Youth Orchestra offers six levels of musical opportunities with strings classes ranging from beginner to very advanced, and ensembles for wind and percussion students with as little as a year of playing experience to very advanced full orchestra.

The ensembles of the HYO include:

  • Novice Strings – a group class for beginners, age 7-10, who wish to learn the violin, viola, cello, or bass
  • Intermezzo Orchestra – string players with 1-2 years of experience
  • Concert Orchestra – intermediate level string players with at least 2-3 years of experience
  • Philharmonia – intermediate level string players and wind and percussion players with at least 1-2 years of playing experience
  • Sinfonia – advanced string players, and wind and percussion players with at least 2-3 years of playing experience
  • Huntsville Youth Symphony – advanced string, wind, and percussion players.

Note: Students must audition for acceptance to Philharmonia, Sinfonia, and the Huntsville Youth Symphony. Audition information can be found on the Join HYO page.