Oklahoma Youth Orchestra (OYO)

Oklahoma Youth Orchestra (OYO), the flagship orchestra of the Oklahoma Youth Orchestras organization, is comprised of the most advanced high school musicians who perform standard repertoire, as well as music from contemporary composers. OYO routinely performs with professional guest soloists, with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, as well as premiers new works.

Zachary Tu, cello

Students who are seniors have the opportunity to audition for the annual concerto competition and, if selected, perform with OYO and win the Dr. Lin-Lin Liu Award for Excellence in Solo Performance.

Taylor Akin, bassoon
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"The Oklahoma Youth Orchestra is a sensational ensemble. They're playing with passion and excellence, and with technical surety. Working with kids who have the capacity to accomplish so much with such dedication is a joy." 

Maestro Gerard Schwarz

Jeffrey Grogan

The conductor of OYO is Artistic Director Jeffrey Grogan who was welcomed to OKYO in 2017.