Oakville Symphony Youth Orchestra

​OSYO Philharmonia

Our Philharmonia Orchestra is a string orchestra consisting of younger musicians (typically in grades 4-9) playing Violin, Viola, Cello or Bass.  This orchestra, under the direction of our Conductor, Caron Allen, has won numerous awards over the years, and recently performed at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, CA.

  • The OSYO Philharmonia has distinguished itself with excellent performance at MusicFest culminating with a Gold Medal Award at the National MusicFest in Toronto in May 2015.
  • Acceptance is by audition
  • Auditions are held in the spring and fall, although additional auditions may be scheduled throughout the season
  • Rehearsals take place Tuesday evenings from 7:00 – 8:45 pm
  • The Orchestra performs at 3 major concerts during the September – May season
  • Ensemble opportunities are also available
  • Philharmonia musicians receive sectional coaching throughout the year from Oakville Symphony musicians/mentors (see photos below).  Each section of the orchestra (violin 1, violin 2, violin 3, cello and bass) are separated out for individual coaching sessions.
  • Would you like to schedule an audition? click here for auditions.  Fall auditions take place before rehearsals on Tuesday nights.
  • Have a question ? Contact our Executive Director at