Want to participate in the spring? Stay tuned for info on Spring 2024 Auditions.
Been taking lessons for over a year? Ready to play with others and make some bigger music? Grab your instrument and join the APYO! Make new friends in NWA's exciting arts scene.
Auditions in August and parent/student orientation in September. Then Monday evening rehearsals from September until March, excluding US holidays.
Arlene Warner has been an evangelist for the Arkansas Philharmonic Orchestra for many years, encouraging anyone who will listen to attend APO concerts, often buying tickets to share. Her generous and enthusiastic spirit is an invaluable gift to the arts community in Northwest Arkansas. The Arlene M. Warner Music Scholarship Fund creates opportunities for students to explore music and support the development of musical skills.
The APYO is a full Arkansas youth orchestra with music instruction and performances for its players. APYO students develop strong musical foundations and discipline. ‘Play' is a big idea. Our players learn to express themselves through music. They grow into confident individuals, developing deep friendships in the process.
APYO conductors and coaches come from the Arkansas Philharmonic Orchestra and the University of Arkansas Department of Music. Expert trainers, these instructors know how to excite and motivate young musicians to make huge progress and celebrate their successes.