Akron Youth Orchestras
The Akron Youth Orchestras give Northeastern Ohio students focused musical training and exposure to the greatest of orchestral literature. Each year, the Akron Youth Orchestras present multiple free concerts. Rehearsals are framed within a fun and energetic environment, with ongoing opportunities to work with professional Akron Symphony Orchestra musicians.
Assistant Conductor of the Akron Symphony Orchestra, Levi Hammer, serves as Music Director for the Akron Youth Symphony. The Music Director for the Greater Akron Youth Philharmonic is Douglas Bayda, Director of Orchestras at Akron’s Miller South School for the Visual and Performing Arts.
Click the links above for more information about the Akron Youth Symphony (AYS) and Greater Akron Youth Philharmonic (AYP). If you have questions or need additional information about these programs, please contact Education Coordinator, Orzella Matherson.
The Akron Youth Symphony and Greater Akron Youth Philharmonic are open to middle and high school students from any county and are selected by audition in May and September of each season. All participants receive free tickets to all Akron Symphony Orchestra performances.