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Each year Adelaide Youth Orchestras (AdYO) provides excellent music educationΒ programs and career pathways for South Australia’s brightest young musicians. AdYO services and supports 300 young musicians participating each week during school terms across five orchestras (Youth Orchestra, Symphonic Winds,Β Wind Orchestra, Sinfonia, and Junior Strings), an exciting Percussion Ensemble, and smaller chamber groups. Over the past 22 years, AdYO has supported more than 2000 emerging young musicians to engage with our programs.


To be recognised as the leading Australian youth orchestra, giving young South Australians the opportunity to attain the highest standard of musical performance.


To provide talented young South Australian musicians with orchestral training, life skills and education in a safe, empowering and joyful environment.

Β Values

  1. We aspire to beΒ excellentΒ in all that we do.
  2. Creativity,Β passion,Β teamwork,Β commitmentΒ andΒ enjoymentΒ will underpin all our activities.
  3. We will demonstrateΒ integrityΒ andΒ accountabilityΒ at all times.
  4. We will aim to beΒ accessibleΒ to performers and audience members who in normal circumstances might be unable to participate in our activities.
  5. We willΒ recogniseΒ the contribution everyone who supports our activities, including players, paid staff and volunteers, members of the corporate and wider community.