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SPRING 2024 CONCERT ON APRIL 13!

You can enjoy complete recordings of the Atlanta Festival Junior Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, and Symphony Orchestra’s 2023 performances by visiting AFYO’s media page!

You’ll also find a wonderful set of professionally shot photos of both orchestras that you may download and share with your friends and family.

The Atlanta Festival Symphony Orchestra, Jeremy Woolstenhulme, conductor

The Atlanta Festival Symphony Orchestra offers experienced string, wind, brass, and percussion players the opportunity to explore the rich and challenging literature of full orchestra repertoire.  Over two 10-week periods, AFSO will rehearse in-person, and at the end of this period, the orchestra will culminate with a weekend of rehearsals and a rousing concert performance.

Participation is open to all students in the Metro Atlanta area and beyond, with rehearsals and performances in North Fulton County! Acceptance into the orchestra is by audition, and the general age range will be 7th grade thru 12th grade.

All rehearsals and concerts, unless indicated otherwise, take place at Northview High School for the 2023-2024 season. Click here for map of student drop-off and parking locations.

Rehearsals will take place on Tuesday evenings from 5:00-7:00pm*.

*Times subject to change

APPLY NOW FOR FALL 2023!

The Atlanta Festival Chamber OrchestraJeremy Woolstenhulme, conductor

The Atlanta Festival Chamber Orchestra offers young string players an early opportunity to perform in a fun ensemble with their peers while exploring the rich and challenging literature of string ensemble repertoire. 

Participation is open to all students in the Metro Atlanta area and beyond, with rehearsals and performances in North Fulton County! Acceptance into the orchestra is by audition, and the general age range will be 1st grade thru 8th grade.

All rehearsals and concerts, unless indicated otherwise, take place at Northview High School for the 2023-2024 season. Click here for map of student drop-off and parking locations.
 
Rehearsals will take place on Tuesday evenings from 7:00-8:30pm*.
 
*Times subject to change
 

The Atlanta Festival Virtuosi, William Pu, conductor

The Atlanta Festival Virtuosi offers high-level string players the opportunity to perform exquisite string ensemble repertoire full of lush melodies and vigorous technical passages.

Participation is open to all students in the Metro Atlanta area and beyond, with rehearsals and performances in North Fulton County! Acceptance into the Virtuosi is by audition.

All rehearsals, unless indicated otherwise, take place at William Pu Music Academy for the 2023-2024 season. 

Rehearsals will take place on Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30pm*.

*Times subject to change

APPLY NOW FOR FALL 2023!

TUITION: Tuition for new Spring 2024 participants is $375. (Annual tuition for all Atlanta Festival Youth Orchestras is $750.)

Zelle is AFA’s preferred payment method; please use recipient info [email protected]If app requests a person’s name, please enter William Pu. Please INCLUDE STUDENT’S NAME in the note field.

You may also pay by check. Please mail checks to William Pu, Atlanta Festival Academy, 340 Prospect Place, Alpharetta, GA 30005, and INCLUDE STUDENT’S NAME in the note field. 

Atlanta Festival Academy aims to include all interested students regardless of financial status. Scholarship aid is available thanks to AFA’s generous sponsors and foundation and government support; to inquire about aid, please email [email protected].

 

 

Auditions for the 2023-2024 season will take place in August 2023. Apply now!

 

Atlanta Festival Academy Programs

  • Atlanta Festival Academy Chamber Music Camp (founded in 2019)
  • Atlanta Festival Academy Solo Competition (founded in 2020)        
  • Virtual Masterclass Series (founded in 2020)
  • Atlanta Festival Chamber Orchestra (founded in 2021) 
  • Junior Talent Development Program (founded in 2022)
  • Atlanta Festival Junior Orchestra (founded in 2023)
Funding for this program is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners.