FiYO Festival


That was amazing! We'll let you know when we do it again. Thanks to all who participated!

Fresno International Youth Orchestra Festival, May 22-27, 2012



The Youth Orchestras of Fresno invite you to join them in May 2012 as they host the Fresno International Youth Orchestra Festival in warm and welcoming Central California.

Qualified musicians will be invited to participate in an international youth orchestra with young musicians from California’s Central Valley and from around the world. The festival will feature master classes with exceptional guest artists and collective rehearsals for a culminating gala Festival Orchestra concert featuring Shostakovich Eleventh Symphony. Our goal is to create a great musical environment for all concerned, and to allow visiting young musicians to experience the incredible mix of musical cultures to be found in this region of the United States.




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Experienced, mature players may be invited to fill mentor positions. 

Note: California applicants can apply for a shorter CA-FiYO session package (May 25-27).  Email for details. Be sure to send in your application anyway! Fellowships are available for members of California youth orchestras. Be sure to mention your youth orchestra affiliation. 

Problems with application? Questions about requirements? Unable to uploade your audition recordings? Just contact us at for answers to all questions!

We are grateful to the California Arts Council and the Fresno Regional Foundation for their support of this project!