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Santa Rosa Symphony Aspirante Youth Orchestra

COVID UPDATES (8/17/2021)

With the availability of vaccines for people 12 and older, and proven health and safety protocols, the Institute is returning to in-person rehearsals for all of our ensembles. Aspirante Youth Orchestra will hold in-person rehearsals beginning September 11. Stringent health and safety protocols will be enforced to ensure everyone's safety. This includes requiring all eligible participants (including staff and faculty) to show proof of vaccination before the first rehearsal. Please see this page for more health and safety information.

Founded in 1994 as the Discovery Orchestra under the baton of William R. Williams, the ensemble was renamed the Repertory Orchestra in 2011, and then again renamed the Santa Rosa Symphony Aspirante Youth Orchestra in 2018.

The Santa Rosa Symphony Aspirante Youth Orchestra expands the musical experience by providing an opportunity for intermediate to advanced students to perform a wide variety of repertoire within a full orchestra. Aspirante Youth Orchestra members are expected to have private instruction on their instrument and follow a regular practice routine. To qualify, students must have been playing their instrument a minimum of three years and have prior ensemble experience at least one year in the Debut Youth Orchestra or the equivalent. Approximate age of orchestra members is 12-18 years.

Interested in hearing Aspriante Youth Orchestra in concert? Click here to view AYO playing Danse Bacchanale, Sait-Saens

Auditions & Membership



We gratefully acknowledge the generous contributions from the following:

Aspirante Youth Orchestra sponsored by Jennifer & Donavon Ammons


All photos by Susan and Neil Silverman Photography

Contact Us

ATTENTION: Symphony offices are currently closed due to COVID-19. Symphony staff, working from home, continue to monitor voicemails, email and mail.

Administrative Office:
50 Santa Rosa Ave, Suite 410
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Phone:  (707) 546-7097

Patron Services:
Phone: (707) 546-8742


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