Amarillo Youth Orchestra Auditions Tonight and Saturday

AMARILLO -- The Amarillo Youth Orchestra program is back. 

The Amarillo Youth Orchestra is holding ensemble auditions from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on today and from 9 a.m. to noon on September 6.  Auditions will be held at Amarillo College Washington Street campus Music Building.  

Students interested in the Amarillo Youth Sinfonia, Philharmonic or Youth Symphony can register online at and download music and requirements.   

Contact Irma Borup, education coordinator of the symphony, at 806-376-8782 to schedule an audition. 

Preparatory Strings students are only required to register.

Rehearsals for the Youth Symphony and Youth Philharmonic will be held weekly at Amarillo Colleges Washington Street campus in the Music Building on Sundays from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Weekly rehearsals for the Youth Preparatory Strings and Youth Sinfonia will be on Mondays from 4:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. in the same location.

The youth program announces conductors:
  • Danica Ahedo, Amarillo Youth Preparatory Strings 
Ahedo is a graduate of Texas Tech University and is the director of orchestral activities at Caprock High School.
  • Fabian Saldaña, Youth Philharmonic 
Saldaña, also a Texas Tech graduate, heads orchestral activities at Bowie Middle School.
  • Nick Lopez, Amarillo Youth Symphony 
Lopez, another graduate of Texas Tech, serves as director of the orchestra program at Amarillo High School. 
  • Jill Bradford, Amarillo Youth Sinfonia
Bradford directs orchestra at Austin Middle School and is a graduate of West Texas A&M University.

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