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. 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 organization in Sudbury offering musical instruction and performance experience in orchestral repertoire, from novice to seasoned professional.

2023-24 SEASON

SYO rehearsals:  

Thursdays, 6 pm


Thornloe University



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!