Our Mission


Our mission at the Florida Young Artist Orchestra (FYAO) is to foster the musical development of young artists by providing the highest level of training in orchestral performance. Students will have the opportunity to develop their musical talent and identity through collaboration with professional musicians, talented peers and live performances resulting in a lifelong appreciation for music and the arts.


Established in 1997 by a group of music professionals, teachers, community leaders and parents, the Florida Young Artists Orchestra is a nonprofit organization, committed to providing a positive, enriching, and high-quality orchestral experience for young musicians in Orlando and surrounding cities in the Central Florida area. ¬† The “Young Artists” part of our name emphasizes the FYAO’s commitment to artistic excellence. ¬†Members of the FYAO hail from Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Lake, Volusia and other nearby counties.