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. 

Upcoming Events


April 19  Auditions for 50th Concert Season - All Orchestras - Time: You will be notified by email

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

 


May 4  All Orchestras in Concert at TCU Ed Landreth Auditorium

Tickets at the door  $10 and $5      Time:  TBA

 


May 17  BACH-A-THON   FUND RAISER FOR THE YOUTH ORCHESTRA PROGRAM

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Donate to the Youth Orchestra during March, April and May.

Click on the Birdie to donate online.  Thank you for your support of our young musicians!

Every dollar donated will receive Matching Funds from the Birdies for Charity.

Colonial Golf Tournament May 20 - 25

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TOUR OF ITALY | SUMMER, 2014    We Are Going!  Hurrah!  

 

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The Tour to Italy will be a great trip for the Youth Orchestra.  Dr. Gutierrez invites you to join him on a Tour of Italy June 9- 17, 2014.  This will be an exciting trip full of music-making, music-history and unforgettable experiences in Italy. Send in your deposit to reserve a seat on the airplane.  We want all of you to go with us on this musical trip.  Get on board--Now!  Click the button below to learn more!  The link to the registration form can be found under the YO tour tab.

 

Tour Booklet

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