Melbourne Youth Orchestras (MYO) is Victoria’s leading provider of ensemble music education for young people aged 8 to 25 years of age.

Every Saturday and Sunday during school terms, we bring over 600 young musicians together to rehearse and explore music in our twelve ensembles, comprising symphony orchestras, string orchestras, jazz orchestras and symphonic bands. Students enter our program from the age of 8 and can progress through our structured ensemble program which culminates in the esteemed Melbourne Youth Orchestra.

Established in 1967, we continue to grow our community on a reputation for excellence, supporting young musicians to reach their potential, in creative and inspirational learning environments.

Our program is designed to instil a lifelong love of music, because we know that only a love of music motivates lifelong learning and participation.

No young learner should ever be excluded based on disadvantage, and our diverse learning community brings together students from all backgrounds and walks of life. At Melbourne Youth Orchestras, they are united by a love of music and a commitment to excellence.