Exciting Beginner Programs**
"A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY" THE OYOA special programs: Beginner French Horn, Beginner Bassoon, Beginner Harp, Beginner Bass and Percussion, are now accepting registrations! Beginner French Horn, Beginner Bassoon, Beginner Bass and Beginner Harp programs include free 30-minute private lessons for 25 weeks and free instrument rental.
** Please note that the beginner classes fill up early because of the limited numbers in each class
OYOA Fall Registration
The Academy comprises two full orchestras, eight instrumental ensembles for strings, winds, brass and harp, beginner and pre-school programs. 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.
Fall registrations are now open for the 2016–2017 season. Registration deadline is Labour Day. Register Now
Classes run from September to April.
Summer Music Camp - July 4-15, 2016
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.
Have questions about the OYOA? Ask the Registrar.
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I've been meaning to send an email. I spent most of last season working with Montreal Symphony, while commuting from Toronto. The last week of the summer season (mid August), the orchestra did a long string of short concerts, including the majority of Bizet's Carmen opera, and the suite from Swan Lake. Although I've done these classics many times, for some reason playing them a few days apart really brought back a lot of fond memories of OYO. I don't know where I'd be without that organization, and I'm glad to see it's still going strong.
Hope you had a great summer, all the best.
Donations - OYOA now can accept donations on-line.