The Fort Worth Youth Orchestra

For young musicians from the entire north Texas area.

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Our Mission:
TO EDUCATE AND INSPIRE YOUNG MUSICIANS
TO PURSUE EXCELLENCE
THROUGH ORCHESTRAL PERFORMANCE.

 

FWYO_logo.jpgSince 1965
TO  EDUCATE
APP-8603.jpgThe Fort Worth Youth Orchestra has provided music education through orchestral programs and performance opportunities of the highest caliber since 1965.  But, FWYO is more than exceptional performances; it is  music education, music outreach and special events.  Each year, the organization serves over 300 talented Fort Worth-area musicians ages 5 - 18 through four core orchestras and supplemental programs that include chamber music ensembles and an all-level Suzuki Strings Program.  FWYO musicians experience superb orchestral and chamber music instruction from Fort Worth's most respected professional musicians, perform in world-class concert halls and gain the self-confidence and discipline necessary for a successful future.
TO  INSPIRE
APP-8577.jpgTo inspire the musical and personal development of young musicians by providing intensive training and unparalleled opportunities is the mission of the FWYO.  Whether or not FWYO students continue their music studies after graduating high school, they leave with a strong sense of discipline, accomplishment, confidence, self-esteem, and a deep appreciation for music and the arts.
TO EDUCATE AND INSPIRE YOUNG MUSICIANS
APP-8605.jpgPerformances at major venues include Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth, the Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, Arborlawn Concert Hall, Irving Arts Center and venues while on International tours.  We are proud that FWYO students have been accepted at many prestigious institutions, including the New England Conservatory, Juilliard, Curtis Institute of Music, Tanglewood, Harvard, Cincinnati Conservatory, Eastman School of Music, San Francisco Conservatory and many more.
TO EDUCATE AND INSPIRE YOUNG MUSICIANS TO PURSUE EXCELLENCE
APP-8494.jpgThe Fort Worth Youth Orchestra is where the future of orchestral music begins.  We endeavor to cultivate and nurture talented young musicians from all socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds represented in the Fort Worth area, an area  rich in diversity and culture.  Through our outreach program, “We Are The Music Makers” we strive to give young people the opportunity to learn how they can be actively engaged in the world of classical music.
TO EDUCATE AND INSPIRE YOUNG MUSICIANS TO PURSUE EXCELLENCE THROUGH ORCHESTRAL PERFORMANCE!
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Our musicians are given every chance to increase their public performance abilities by performing at community events throughout the area.

In 2012-13 we performed for the Day in the District at the Kimbell Art Museum and at the Modern Art Museum; St. Mary’s Catholic Church; Cook Children’s Hospital Special Concert for the patients; The Junior League; The Optimist International meeting; TCU McCammon Reception; Sister Cities Nagaoka, Japan Cultural Exchange. 

                              CALENDAR


                                   AUGUST

August 24, 2014  Open House Celebrating our 50th Anniversary Year

 Open House 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Orchestra Hall, 4401 Trail Lake Drive

Tour Orchestra Hall! Home of the FWYO for 41 years 

Visit our Instrument Petting Zoo!  

Listen to 180 young musicians as they rehearse great classical music!

Join in a Musical Craft Fair for all ages!

Ring toss games!  Prizes!

 Hot Dogs, Tacos, Sno cones and more!

The community is invited to share this milestone with us! 

                                 SEPTEMBER

September 1 - Labor Day Retreat for YO musicians

September 27 - Day in the District  SO and JSO Performance

                                             OCTOBER

October 12 - College Fair at Orchestra Hall

October 19 - Philharmonic and Youth Orchestra  FW Opera, TCU Chorale and Texas Boys Choir

October 23 - SO and JSO at St. Mary's Catholic Church with Cliburn Soloist

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Auditions

 Although the regular application deadline has passed, we accept applicants on a rolling basis until the program is full.  Further program details and the application are available under the Auditions Tab above.   Please submit your application and you will be contacted by email to set up an audition date and time.

Orchestra Hall  4401 Trail Lake Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76109

 

Save the Date

February 21, 2015

Maestro Musicale at the Classic Car and Caliope Museum in Fort Worth

A grand 50th celebration for all to enjoy.  Details will be announced soon.

 

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FWYO is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is investing in the future of music and the next generation of leaders.

OUR MISSION 

TO EDUCATE AND INSPIRE YOUNG MUSICIANS TO PURSUE EXCELLENCE IN ORCHESTRAL PERFORMANCE

Louise Canafax, Dear Board Member and Music Educator passed away on Saturday, March 23, 2013.  The Board of Directors have established a Scholarship in her name.  The Louise Canafax Scholarship was announced at the recent Bass Hall Concert celebrating our 48th Season.  We have been fortunate to have had Louise Canafax serve on our Board for many years.  She is a spirit that we will honor through this scholarship.  Funeral is scheduled for Wed., March 27 at 2 pm at First Methodist Church downtown Fort Worth.
 

Board of Director's Proclamation  A Tribute to Van Cliburn