Ottawa Youth Orchestra Academy

In this season of giving, the Ottawa Youth Orchestra Academy is reaching out to our champions and supporters to raise $10,000. The proceeds will provide bursaries, support the academy, and special initiatives, such as our Beginner Programs. We believe, like you, that all children, regardless of circumstance, deserve the chance to BUILD THEIR LIVES through the study and performance of music and we invite you to help us create these opportunities.

The OYOA provides youth in the Ottawa region with a continuum of high-quality orchestral and ensemble training, and performance opportunities, at an affordable cost in a supportive musical environment. We know the skills learned through the OYOA, give students the tools to fulfil their potential and build a future with passion and purpose. In every orchestra and ensemble, students learn about teamwork and focus. They learn to make choices, musically and with their limited free time. They learn to honour their commitments. They learn discipline, perseverance, humility, assertiveness, confidence, focus, and intent.
The OYOA Beginner Programs are a ground-breaking initiative, now being imitated throughout North America. These programs provide new students with a high-quality instrument, and ten private lessons, in addition to an orchestral opportunity that can launch them on a path to success – in music, as well as in life.
The Ottawa Youth Orchestra Academy is uniquely positioned to deliver these crucial programs, and bring quality music into the lives of local students and concert-goers.  Supporting the OYOA is a meaningful way to give all children, regardless of financial circumstance, the language they speak, or where they live, the chance to be inspired by live music and to engage in music-making.

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