Ashburn Youth Symphonic Orchestras - AYSO

Ashburn Youth Symphonic Orchestras - AYSO

Information about the Ashburn Youth Symphonic Orchestras

Meet Afghanistan's first all-female orchestra

Spring Serenade rehearsals begin today! If you are an advanced musician looking for an extra educational and performance opportunity, come make music with us! 🎶 Contact us to arrange an audition! 🎶

Registration is open at

Placement auditions will be held in January!

AJ+ Español

Exploring the irrefutable power of music 🎶

En Tailandia, este hombre descubrió que tocar el piano logra tranquilizar a estos elefantes ciegos. 🐘🎶

LCPS Music Department

Congratulations, AYSO musician Elijah Miniuk!

LCPS Choral, Guitar, Jazz Musicians Honored at VMEA Conference

63 musicians from Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) will participate in the 2018 Virginia Music Educators Association State Conference at the Homestead this week.

36 LCPS students will perform in the All-Virginia Guitar Ensemble. This auditioned group will be conducted by Glenn McCarthy. The overall chairman of the event is Dr. Kevin Vigil, guitar director at Heritage High School. The LCPS members of the All-Virginia Guitar Ensemble include:

Amaani Allen Tuscarora High School
Jordan Atanassov Freedom High School
Matthew Averyt Freedom High School
Lachi Balabanski Riverside High School
Julian Burbano Briar Woods High School
Ethan Fatz Freedom High School
Karl Holsomback Potomac Falls High School
Brady Hurlich Potomac Falls High School
Atif Islam Briar Woods High School
Sonia Jethwani Freedom High School
Abner Joseph Briar Woods High School
Siddharth Kesiraju Briar Woods High School
Tyler Kim Freedom High School
John Le Potomac Falls High School
Maria-Jose Lema Potomac Falls High School
Kenya Lopez Potomac Falls High School
Allison Ko Briar Woods High School
Ryan Meyer Riverside High School
Jahnavi Murthy Freedom High School
Varin Nakka Briar Woods High School
Allan Nguyen Freedom High School
Carlos Olivares Potomac Falls High School
Jack Osbournem Briar Woods High School
Jun Park Freedom High School
Anushka Phadke Potomac Falls High School
Shreya Phadke Potomac Falls High School
Connor Prough Heritage High School
Isabella Ramos Park View High School
Ryan Robinson Loudoun County High School
Liam Salusky Potomac Falls High School
Jack Sciortino Freedom High School
Holden Shea Loudoun County High School
Thrilok Shivaraman Freedom High School
Sean Starkweather Freedom High School
Cynthia Ting Rock Ridge High School
Sophia Varoujanian Potomac Falls High School

7 LCPS band students have qualified for the 2018 All-Virginia Jazz Ensembles. Students are selected by audition for the entire state for participation in two ensembles consisting of 24 students each. The two ensembles are under the direct of Jared Sims (WVU) and Steve Wiest (Professional Trombonist/Educator).

Liam Barron, Briar Woods High School
Erl Fantilaga, Stone Bridge High School
Gabriel Palusci, Briar Woods High School
Parker Peterson, Stone Bridge High School
Roman Ramirez, Riverside High School
Cole Sheffer, Loudoun Valley High School
Benjamin Trimboli, Dominion High School

17 senior choral students will perform in the Senior Honors Choir, under the direction of Elena Sharkova. These students were selected by audition out of almost 600 high school seniors from throughout Virginia. The LCPS members of the Virginia Senior Honors Choir include:

Kerry Blake, Loudoun Valley High School
Jessica Blevins, Dominion High School
Casey Brewer, John Champe High School
Caroline Colvin, Loudoun County High School
Kevin Crandall, Woodgrove High School
Lauren Janoschka, Rock Ridge High School
Jamien Lowman, Briar Woods High School
Riannon Miller, Woodgrove High School
Ananya Penugonda, Rock Ridge High School
Juliana Pesak, Riverside High School
Srija Pinnamaneni, Rock Ridge High School
Arjun Tarafdar, Rock Ridge High School
Grace Templeton, Loudoun Valley High School
Lexi Tenny, John Champe High School
Ian Underhill, Rock Ridge High School
Christopher Wenzel, Rock Ridge High School
Rachel Wilkinson, Woodgrove High School

Two Riverside High School students were recognized for their compositions this year, Liliya Petrosyan and Elijah Miniuk. Derek Yu from Briar Woods High School was also recognized. They entered their pieces into the competition last year and they will be recognized at the Young Composers Competition recital at VMEA.

Baroque Visions - Performance 10/20/2018

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Defying the fierce political divide in the Middle East, the remarkable West-Eastern Divan Orchestra brings together young Israeli, Palestinian, and other Arab musicians. Experience their talents in D.C. Nov. 7 at the Kennedy Center, co-presented with Washington Performing Arts.

Ashburn Youth Symphonic Orchestras 2018-2019

Registration is now open!
Go to! 🎶 Ashburn Youth Symphonic Orchestras (AYSO), an educational and performance program, is open to young musicians ages of 5 and 19. Its mission is to combine and strengthen the abilities of orchestra and band students and offer them an opportunity to create beautiful music in a new setting: a symphony o...

Join us for 2018-2019 news by texting “@ayso1819” to 81010!

Dear AYSO! 2018-2019 plans will be announced soon, on the new Remind class (@ayso1819). Join and stay in touch!

French Horn Lessons Available! 🎶🎉

OneWorld Symphonic Festival

Dear AYSO, please come to the one or both of the concerts! You will have a grand time!

Joshua Brown, violinist, will be playing the Tchaikovsky violin concerto with the OneWorld Symphonic Festival orchestra, under the baton of Maestro Gabriela Bohnett. Here is a feature on Joshua from last year. Come to the concerts: Reston Town Center Pavilion, Thursday July 5 at 8pm and Dekelboum Concert Hall at University of Maryland, Friday, July 6, at 8pm!

OneWorld Symphonic Festival

Come to our events!

World Music Showcase
7:30pm July 1 (tonight)
Ida Lee Park, Leesburg
Free admission

Gala Under the Stars
8pm July 5
Reston Town Center Pavilion
Free admission

Final Concert
8pm July 6
Dekelboum Concert Hall
University of Maryland
Free admission

Joshua Brown, Violinist

This Monday I am very excited to be off to the Washington DC area for two concerts!! I will be playing the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto twice with the OneWorld Symphonic Festival.

The Festival is bringing together musicians from around the world to demonstrate unification and promote understanding of cultural differences. I’m really excited to be part of this since I believe music is a language that knows no boundaries and can really connect people in a special way.

The first concert is July 5 in Reston, VA at the Reston Pavilion (my first open air concert!), and the second concert is July 6 in College Park, MD at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center's beautiful Dekelboum Concert Hall! I really hope all my Washington DC friends can make it to one of the concerts!

- Joshua

(Photo Creds: Sebastian Orr ; Gabriela Bohnett, Melanie Brown)

Please, come to the opening concert of the OneWorld Symphonic Festival! It will be so much fun! Evergreen Church in Leesburg, 8pm on June 29. Today!

Our Camerata percussionists getting ready for Gottschalk’s Festa Criolla! Don’t miss the musical party on Friday, June 29 at 8pm at Evergreen Church in Leesburg!

To our volunteer parents who organized our wonderful lunch, our reception and without whom we couldn’t do the work we do! Thank you, Jodi Lutz, Meenakshi Parthasarathy, Alexandra Brown, Jillian Graham and Laura Garcia-Hacek. Our immense and eternal gratitude!

Classic FM

Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture, by Melodica Men 💥

We are so proud of all our young musicians. Stay awesome, AYSO students!

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Uncovering the painful practice of music | Sri Gopal | [email protected]

Remember our Mindfulness workshop, you may now watch it as a TEDx Talk!

As a student and professional musician, Sri Gopal is intimately familiar with physical pain, fear, stress, competition, dissatisfaction, and the never-ending...

AYSO March 2018/

Thank you for traveling around the world in music with us! Thank you musicians, parents and teachers!

Sridevi Anand catches Prelude Symphony at work during the March 18th concert. Beautiful photography and wonderful music!

#MeetOurMusicians #OneWorldEvents We are thrilled to have Pasha Sabouri as guest lecturer at OneWorld. Dr. Sabouri’s lecture will be an inspiring, encouraging and guidance-filled presentation about life in music, education, possibilities, and about achieving your dreams.
#OneWorld #SymphonicFestival #Summer2018 #worldclassmusic #pashasabouri #upbeatbook
American Violinist, Dr. Pasha Sabouri, born in 1983. Dr. Sabouri has performed recitals and concerts all over the world in places like: Holland, Sweden, Austria, Germany as well as the United States. Dr. Sabouri has soloed for the opening of the Edinburgh Festival, as well as with the Texas Chamber Orchestra, Las Vegas Philharmonic, Henderson Symphony, the Early Music Ensemble at the Butler School of Music, and the Ottawa Sinfonette. He has also won first prize in the National Federation of Music Clubs Young Artist Competition, as well as being National Finalist for Music Teachers National Association Young Artists Division, The Texas Young Artist Competition, and the Coeur D’Alene competition. He has attended such festivals as IMS Prussia Cove, International Holland Music Sessions, International Sommer Akademie (Semmering, Austria), Aurora Chamber Music Festival (Sweden) Aspen Music festival, London Master Classes taught by Gyorgy Pauk (Professor of Violin at the Royal Academy of Music in London), Strings! featuring members of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Sound Encounters, and the Blanche Bryden Institute at the Sunflower Music Festival. Dr. Sabouri has also performed in such orchestras as the Pittsburgh Opera, Wheeling Symphony, River Oaks Chamber Orchestra in Houston, Austin Symphony, Las Vegas Philharmonic, and Aspen Chamber Symphony. He has also participated in master classes for such artists as: Itzhak Perlman, Anne Akiko Meyers, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Cho-Liang Lin, Robert McDuffie Roland and Almita Vamos, Sylvia Rosenberg, Miriam Fried, Shmuel Ashkenazy and Ida Kavafian.

Dr. Sabouri has served as Adjunct Strings Professor at Concordia College as well as Violin faculty and Artistic Director at Concordia College Music Academy in Austin, Texas. Prior to this position, he was appointed Lecturer Violin Professor at Centenary College in Shreveport, Louisiana. Dr. Sabouri also served as Brian Lewis’s teaching assistant at the Butler School of Music at the University of Texas at Austin where he received his Doctorate and Masters degree. Dr.Sabouri received his Bachelors degree from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. He has also been faculty at the Austin Chamber Music Center and the Brian Lewis Young Artist Program. Pasha’s principal teachers included Brian Lewis, Naoko Tanaka, Dr. Won-Bin Yim, and Martha Gronemeier. He performs on a Cuyper Violin made in 1793.

Welcome to OneWorld Symphonic Festival

#OneWorldSymphonicFestival is coming to Loudoun and the DC metro area this summer. Go to the site to check it out! The application process has already begun!

Follow OneWorld on Facebook, Twitter, Tumbler and Instagram @oneworldsymphonic

Getting ready for #summer2018 #musicfestival #education #classicalmusic #orchestra #loudouncounty #washingtonDC #RestonTownCenter #LCPS #FCPS Conductor Richard Rosenberg will lead the OneWorld Camerata, comprised of the festival faculty and fellows. The Camerata will perform at the opening night of the OneWorld Symphonic Festival.

The music starts on Monday! If you haven’t signed up for concert session II, you can still do it! 🎶

Leesburg First Friday

Classic Holiday Tunes - 12/1 6:30-8:30pm - Sona Bank is hosting the Classical Strings of The Little Mozart Academy playing an array of classical and holiday music in orchestra string instruments. Location: 1 E. Market St.

The transformative power of classical music | Benjamin Zander

The real power of music 🎶 A must watch! Benjamin Zander has two infectious passions: classical music, and helping us all realize our untapped love for it -- and by extension, our...

This is the most heroic triangle solo of all time

Looks like something AYSO would do! Seen the triangle solo Geico Insurance ad? Watch this percussionist recreate it like an absolute boss.

And we’re off to a great first concert session for 2017-2018! Thank you, Phượng Tím, for capturing the moment!

How to improve the school results: not extra maths but music, loads of it A Bradford primary school wants the world to know its newfound Sats success is down to giving all children up to six hours of music a week

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Ashburn Youth Symphonic Orchestras 2017-2018

A great, and packed, second audition! Results are out. Check your email! Brass auditions are still open. Come on in when Marching Band ends! (Register at Congrats to all, and thanks to Gabriela Bohnett, Carla Baker Deniz, Jodi Lutz and Carolyn Vazquez, for making it a successful evening! Ashburn Youth Symphonic Orchestras (AYSO), an educational and performance program, is open to young musicians ages of 5 and 19. Its mission is to combine and strengthen the abilities of orchestra and band students and offer them an opportunity to create beautiful music in a new setting: a symphony o...

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There is still time to register for the Monday 9/25 audition! The session starts in October!

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Ashburn Youth Symphonic Orchestras 2017-2018

A great first audition! Results will go out later this week. You still can audition next Monday (9/25) at Broad Run HS at 6:00pm (Register at Congrats to all, and thanks to Gabriela Bohnett, Laura Redlinski-Readyoff and Carolyn Vazquez, for making it a successful evening! Ashburn Youth Symphonic Orchestras (AYSO), an educational and performance program, is open to young musicians ages of 5 and 19. Its mission is to combine and strengthen the abilities of orchestra and band students and offer them an opportunity to create beautiful music in a new setting: a symphony o...

Auditions today at Trailside Middle School in Ashburn! 6-8:30pm MUST pre-register at

National Youth Orchestra of the USA / NYO2

Practice, Practice, Practice! Applications open today for the 2018 NYO-USA, NYO2, and NYO Jazz.

NYO Jazz:

Photo: Chris Lee Photographer

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Audition and registration information is now available!
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Monday rehearsals begin in October!

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A great opportunity for our string players! Woodgrove Orchestra Instructor Samantha Oakley has coordinated with Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) for Woodgrove High School to host a North Central Virginia Regional Orchestra Audition Preparation Day on Saturday, September 9th, for both Junior Regional and Senior Regional candidates to fine-...

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