The Alabama Symphony Youth Orchestra
Roderick Cox, Music Director
The ASYO is made possible by generous support from BBVA Compass and Brooke and Daniel Coleman
The Alabama Symphony Youth Orchestra (ASYO) was founded in 2010. Now under the direction of Roderick Cox, the ASYO is an ensemble dedicated to giving young musicians in the state of Alabama the opportunity to learn and grow through the rehearsal and performance of great orchestral music in a highly professional setting. Members of the ASYO rehearse weekly at Birmingham-Southern College, work regularly with the Musicians and Conductors of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, and perform concerts spanning from standard orchestral repertoire to pops and chamber music. The ASYO is open to students ages 12-22 who play an orchestral instrument, and currently consists of 60 young musicians from 22 Alabama cities and 24 schools.
The ASYO was highlighted in Alabama Life's 104th Episode. Click the photo to the left to see the clip; you'll need the password "ALsymphony" to get in. Thanks to Alabama Life from The Center for Public Television!
2013-2014 AUDITION MUSIC IS NOW AVAILABLE! Auditions will be held May 11 and 12, 2013. Click here for more information.
Click here to read Maestro Cox's interview with the Magic City Post!
The ASYO was profiled in the Birmingham News on November 28, 2010. Read the article by Michael Huebner by clicking here.
Follow the ASYO on Facebook here.