La Jeunesse Youth Orchestra Mission
LJYO enriches the lives of all who participate by providing a myriad of interactive learning experiences. Through orchestra rehearsal, public performance, and education opportunities, LJYO opens minds and hearts and develops community.
LJYO pursues continued growth in all endeavors – musical, experiential, financial, and organizational.
LJYO fosters a community of nurtured, enlightened, and impassioned music-lovers.
Music for Life!
La Jeunesse Youth Orchestra provides young musicians with the stimulating experience of performing a wide range of symphonic repertoire and performs full orchestral concerts in December, February and May.
The Orchestra serves students from the region bounded by Oshawa, Belleville, and Lindsay. Concert tours of private and public schools, and field trips to professional performances, are integral to our season calendar.
Interested in Joining?
La Jeunesse Youth Orchestra holds auditions for the 2015/16 season on June 4–6 and Sept 10-12.
Port Hope-based LJYO rehearses every Saturday from September to May, and presents three public concerts each year.
The Orchestra is open to musicians ages 10-22, in woodwinds, brass, strings or percussion.
Registration Application Form
At any time of year, we are interested in talking to potential new members. If you would like
more audition information or would like to schedule an audition, please contact Orchestra Manager by email or by phone at 1-866-460-5596.
LJYO has available a limited amount of funds to cover part of membership fees. These include the Cathie Long Music Education Bursary and the Bill Boddington Financial Assistance Fund. For further information on Financial Accessibility please go to our 'About Us' webpage.