FREE AND OPEN AUDITIONS are held annually via YouTube to ensure that any deserving and eligible musician can apply. Following adjudication by prestigious faculty, all musicians participate on full scholarship to achieve the greatest equality and diversity.
THE SEASON CENTERPIECE is a July – August Residence and Concert Tour held each year in different regions of the world. Musicians, Faculty, Conductors, and Guest Artists gather for a 2-week Residence of daily full orchestra and sectional rehearsals to prepare diverse and challenging repertoire to take on a month-long Tour.
THE GLOBAL LEADERS PROGRAM is a nine month professional training course in Community Leadership, Teaching Artistry, and Social Entrepreneurship offered annually to a group of exceptional musicians and aspiring changemakers.
THE IMPACT OF YOA stretches far and wide. Participants return to their native countries to share experiences and gained knowledge with their communities. YOA connects musicians to institutions of higher learning and professional job opportunities. YOA has served as the model for music education programs in Brazil, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Panama, Saint Lucia, the United States, and Uruguay.