The Alabama Symphony Youth Orchestra with former Conductor Fawzi Haimor on the Alys Stephens Center's Jemison Hall Stage.
Dr. Blake Richardson, Music Director
The ASYO is made possible by generous support from Brooke and Daniel Coleman
The Alabama Symphony Youth Orchestra (ASYO) was founded in 2010. Now under the direction of Dr. Blake Richardson, 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 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, from unique settings to the Jemison Hall Stage where the ASO plays it's Masterworks concerts. 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.
Warm up your instruments! We're going to be accepting applications for auditions very soon.
ASYO in Media
Check out a YouTube video from last fall featuring former conductor Roderick Cox.
The ASYO was profiled in the Birmingham News on November 28, 2010. Read the article by Michael Huebner.