James C. Armstrong Youth Education Endowment

Orchestrating young lives, one child at a time!

Public Programs

School Programs

Nationally recognized by the National Endowment for the Arts and the American Symphony Orchestra League, the ASO’s James C. Armstrong Youth Education Endowment have been chosen as one of the nine most outstanding and innovative music education programs in the nation.

These award-winning programs touch the lives of more than 90,000 young people each year, giving children — toddlers to teenagers, an introduction to symphonic music. The ASO takes musicians into the classrooms, brings students into the concert hall, provides study guides for teachers, and gives many young people a once-in-a-lifetime chance to go backstage, meet the masters and play with a professional orchestra! These programs are often the beginning of a lifelong association with the arts.

For more information on any of the following programs, please call the Austin Symphony at (512) 476-6064.