Congratulations to Anna Martens winner of the 2020-2021 YOL concerto competition!
We also congratulate Ella Shank, first runner up. Great job all of you who participated in this competition!

Welcome to YOL!

YOL is going to have an in-person 2021 Spring Season.

We are having to revise the beginning of our season due to rising Covid-19 numbers. To ensure the safety of everyone involved, the season is planned to begin mid April with the concert in May.

Auditions will be held on March 6th and 7th for students who are new to YOL or for students who are moving up to a different orchestra. Those students who are wishing to stay in their current orchestra do not need to audition (this applies only to this 2021 Spring Season). Deadline to sign up for the March 6th and 7th Audition is March 5th.

Auditions will be virtual. Find the sign-up schedule

All YOL rehearsals, concerts, and activities will follow the safety guidelines and protocols recommended by the CDC and LISD, including (but not limited to): symptom and temperature checks, mask requirements, social distancing, hand-washing, and disinfecting of surfaces.

An official YOL COVID19 Safety Protocol and Guidelines will be released and posted as soon as possible.

YOL will be rehearsing at the LHUCA (The Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts) this Spring. This site has been chosen based on being able to provide a safe environment with plenty of room for social distancing even at lower Covid-19 occupancy levels and appropriate disinfection protocols. The facility is closed to the public on Sundays, therefore there will only be individuals associated with YOL and the necessary LHUCA staff in the building during YOL rehearsals.

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Please fill out the Audition/Enrollment form. There is a $30 Audition/Registration fee (this registration fee is applicable whether you audition or not).
Need-Based Scholarships for the 2021 Spring Season will be available, deadline will be posted soon.

YOL currently has position opportunities for Orchestra Managers for all three orchestras. Please see more information about Orchestra Manager duties under the Orchestra Manager’s Program listed in the ABOUT tab.  

The Youth Orchestras of Lubbock’s purpose and mission are three-fold:

1) To provide an exceptional music education experience to the members of the orchestras,

2) To present artistic performances that enrich the lives of developing musicians, our community, and our region, and

3) To work cooperatively with public and private schools and independent music teachers in a continuing effort to encourage musical development for youth.