Atlanta Festival Chamber Orchestra!

The Atlanta Festival Academy proudly announces the 2021-2022 inaugural season of the Atlanta Festival Chamber Orchestra.

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

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

Audition Information

  1. YouTube audition videos are accepted on a rolling basis.
  2. Students should prepare 2 contrasting excerpts of their choice.
  3. Students should then upload their video(s) to YouTube as Unlisted videos and paste the link(s) to their video(s) on their application.
  4. There are no required excerpts or scales.
  5. Submissions should be no longer that 6 minutes total. 


AFCO 2021-2022 Schedule

Fall Concert

  • Thursday, September 9, 2021       Virtual Sectional           5:00pm-6:30pm
  • Thursday, September 23, 2021    Virtual Sectional           5:00pm-6:30pm
  • Thursday, October 7, 2021             Virtual Sectional           5:00pm-6:30pm
  • Thursday, October 21, 2021          Virtual Sectional           5:00pm-6:30pm
  • Thursday, November 4, 2021        Virtual Sectional           5:00pm-6:30pm
  • Friday, November 5, 2021               In-Person Rehearsal   5:00pm-8:00pm
  • Saturday, November 6, 2021         In-Person Rehearsal   8:30am-4:30pm
  • Saturday, November 6, 2021         Concert                              5:30pm

Spring Concert

  • Thursday, January 20, 2022          Virtual Sectional            5:00pm-6:30pm
  • Thursday, February 3, 2022           Virtual Sectional           5:00pm-6:30pm
  • Thursday, February 17, 2022        Virtual Sectional           5:00pm-6:30pm
  • Thursday, March 3, 2022                 Virtual Sectional           5:00pm-6:30pm
  • Thursday, March 17, 2022              Virtual Sectional           5:00pm-6:30pm
  • Thursday, March 31, 2022            Virtual Sectional             5:00pm-6:30pm
  • Friday, April 1, 2022                          In-Person Rehearsal     5:00pm-8:00pm
  • Saturday, April 2, 2022                    In-Person Rehearsal     8:30am-4:30pm
  • Saturday, April 2, 2022                    Concert                                5:30pm


The non-refundable annual tuition for the AFCO is $750.00 is due on September 5, 2021. 


*Students participating in the 2021-2022 AFCO will receive a reduced tuition to:

  • 2022 Atlanta Festival Academy Summer Music Camp!

Atlanta Festival Academy Programs

Atlanta Festival Academy Summer Music Camp (founded in 2019)

Atlanta Festival Academy Solo Competition (founded in 2020)        

Virtual Masterclass Series (founded in 2020)

Atlanta Festival Academy Chamber Music Camp (founded in 2021)

Atlanta Festival Chamber Orchestra (founded in 2021)