Atlanta Festival Chamber Orchestra

The Atlanta Festival Chamber Orchestra (grades 5th-12th), Georgia Ekonomou, conductor

The Atlanta Festival Chamber Orchestra offers string players the opportunity to explore the rich and challenging literature of the string orchestra repertoire.  Over two 10-week periods, AFCO will rehearse in-person as Covid-19 permits.  At the end of this period, the orchestra will culminate with a weekend of rehearsals and a concert.

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.

All rehearsals and concerts, unless indicated otherwise, take place at Johns Creek United Methodist Church for the 2022-2023 season.

Atlanta Festival Junior Orchestra (grades 1st-8th), Jeremy Woolstenhulme, conductor

The Atlanta Festival Junior Orchestra offers young string players an early opportunity to perform in a fun and challenging string ensemble. Participation is open to all students in the Metro Atlanta area and beyond, with rehearsals and performances in North Fulton County!

All rehearsals and concerts, unless indicated otherwise, take place at Northview High School for the 2022-2023 season. Click here for map of student drop-off and parking locations.

TUITION: Annual tuition for both Atlanta Festival Youth Orchestras is $750.

Zelle is AFA’s preferred payment method; please use recipient info SUPPORT@ATLANTAFESTIVALACADEMY.ORGIf 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 Support@AtlantaFestivalAcademy.org.

 

Auditions for the 2023-2024 season will take place in May 2023

 

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.