The students served by Oklahoma Youth Orchestras are learning new musical skills every week as they prepare for challenging and entertaining concerts for the community with their musical peers from across the metro, under the direction of our fantastic Artistic Staff.
But that’s not all – in addition to providing musical instruction and experiences, we are developing the next generation of civic and arts leaders. Gaining life skills of creative problem solving and communication; performing free concerts for communities in need; volunteering at the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma and other service learning opportunities, and choosing to serve on the Student Leadership Council where students gain experience with group strategies and public speaking; our students know how to Play It Forward – to use their knowledge, skills, and dedication to make the world a better place.
2020 has challenged us all in many ways, and OKYO is proud to see our students coming together and rising up to meet these challenges. Thanks to generous matching challenge gifts from the Ad Astra Foundation and Members of our OKYO Board of Directors, we are thrilled to share that gifts made during the Play It Forward campaign will be matched dollar-for-dollar and have TWICE the impact, up to $15,000! If you are able at this time, please support these deserving students and their musical endeavors.