Summer Music Camp - July 6-17, 2015
Our 10-day camps are designed to challenge young string, brass, wind and percussion musicians - from beginner to advanced players. Our camps are led by some of Ottawa's finest professional musicians and teachers. Daily ensemble playing, group lessons, theory and ear training lead up to a concert on the final day. Sports, crafts and recreation activities balance the musical studies to create a fun and fulfilling camp experience.
OYOA Fall Registration
The Academy comprises two full orchestras, eight instrumental ensembles for strings, winds, brass and harp, a beginner's and pre-school program, and instruction in music theory and history through Grade 3 in the RCM Syllabus. Over the past years, these programs have shown increasing enrollment, reaching over 300 students. Furthermore, members of our Ottawa Youth Orchestra regularly qualify for the National Youth Orchestra of Canada.
OYOA special programs, Beginner French Horn, Beginner Bassoon, Beginner Harp and Percussion, are now accepting registrations! Beginner French Horn, Beginner Bassoon and Beginner Harp programs include free 30-minute private lessons for 25 weeks and free instrument rental.
Have questions about the OYOA? Ask the Registrar.
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CBC Interview with OYO
Here’s a link to the CBC interview broadcast on Feb 23, 2012 with our own OYOA Music Director and OYO Conductor John Gomez and two OYO musicians – Rachel Domingue and Samuel Rouleau. Mr. Gomez discusses the academy, the OYO, involvement of the Ottawa professional music community with OYOA – and the upcoming OYO Europe tour. Rachel and Samuel give the musician’s perspective, both as members of the OYO and of the Europe tour.
Donations - OYOA now can accept donations on-line.