American Youth Orchestra



The American Youth Orchestra (AYO) is a pilot collaboration, which exists thanks to the support and partnership of Opportunity Music Project (OMP), United Palace of Cultural Arts, Celia Cruz High School, and WHIN Music Project.


The mission of AYO is to empower youth by providing opportunities to further develop musical, social, leadership and mentorship skills in a safe and supportive environment.


The vision of American Youth Orchestra is to create a platform for youth to develop their unique voices as artists and citizens through the orchestra. 




 At the begining of the year students participated in constructing the theory of change of the orchestra, which included their goals and aspirations.




Helping others learn
Modern, weird and unique



American Youth Orchestra offers three levels of orchestras, which play music independently and share a core of pieces that they play together.

Click on the pictures to see them in action!







Youth Orchestra


Children Orchestra



 Location and Schedule


Saturdays at United Palace Theatre, 4140 Broadway.


Camerata 3:00-6:00 pm

Youth Orchestra 3:00-6:00 pm

Children Orchestra 2:00-4:00 pm



AYO rehearsals are open to the public upon request, please write to to visit.








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