The Sudbury Youth Orchestra (SYO), founded in 1972, is an award-winning non-profit organization that provides a caliber of orchestral playing comparable to that found in any major Canadian city. Members range in age from 11 to their early 20's. The Orchestra is conducted by Dr. Jamie Arrowsmith who holds music degrees from the Eastman School of Music (BMus), Kent State University (MMus), and Brunel University, London (PhD).

The orchestra is the only musical organization in Sudbury offering musical instruction and experience in orchestral repertoire for the young.

2022-23 SEASON

SYO rehearsals:  

Thursdays, 6 pm


Thornloe University

Ernie Checkeris Theatre


Starting September 15 (tentative)



Do you play a strings instrument (violin, viola, cello, double bass) and are currently taking lessons? 


Are you working on pieces in Suzuki book 3 (or higher) or Royal Conservatory book 4 (or higher)? 


Are you age 11 or older? Are you interested in experiencing orchestral music within a supportive group?

Sudbury Youth Orchestra might just be the place for you to enhance your musical talents!