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The Oklahoma Youth Orchestras organization operates eleven ensembles plus additional programs serving over 400 students and families every year.

OKYO Ensembles

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OKYO's Flagship Ensemble

Students in Oklahoma Youth Orchestra study and perform professional-level repertoire from the classical orchestral cannon as well as contemporary works and learn to accompany soloists as an ensemble. 

OKYO's Training Orchestra

Students in Oklahoma Youth Philharmonia study and perform both educationally arranged masterworks, but also appropriate works from the classical orchestral cannon. Their repertoire is designed to introduce students to the full-orchestra setting.


Symphonic Wind Ensemble

Made up of talented high school wind, brass and percussion students, Oklahoma Youth Winds exposes students to high level wind repertoire. 

Upper Intermediate Strings

Chamber Orchestra performs repertoire that focuses on position work, advanced rhythms, bowing techniques, and expression.


Developing String Players

Sinfonia performs repertoire that focuses on tone development, expanding bow technique, and ensemble playing.

Non-Auditioned, Strings-Only

The Festival Strings ensembles are designed to challenge and develop young music students with new music and new skills.

Satellite ensembles:  Oklahoma City, Norman, and Edmond


Non-Auditioned Wind Ensemble

Made up of emerging woodwind, brass and percussion students, Festival Winds is designed to challenge and develop younger music students with new music and new skills. 

Non-Auditioned Full Ensemble

Studio Rockestra explores rock, pop, video game and movie music. It focuses on proper technique, improvisation and works with amplification and effects, while preparing students for fun performance opportunities.

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Annual commuter day camp

SSSC Students participate in string orchestra rehearsals and sectionals, working with professional staff members who supervise all activities. 

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