The Western Australian Youth Orchestra (WAYO) is the Association’s premier ensemble. Recognised as one of the finest youth orchestras in Australia, it features some of the state’s most talented young musicians.

Since being founded in 1974, WAYO alumni now occupy significant positions in every major orchestra in Australia. With up to 100 players, WAYO is able to perform the finest in large-scale symphonic works.

In 2014 WAYO will again present three programs at the Perth Concert Hall, including welcoming back maestro Vladimir Verbitsky in July as part of our international conductor program. Repertoire for the orchestra’s three mainstage seasons will include Holst’s The Planets, Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from West Side Story and John Adams’ Short Ride in a Fast Machine.

In addition to the Concert Hall seasons, WAYO will also present two large-scale outdoor concerts and a series of educational Babies Proms concerts.

If you are passionate about music, this is sure to be a fulfilling and rewarding orchestral experience.


violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, French horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, harp, timpani & percussion

Approximate Minimum Standard
AMEB grade 7+

Saturdays 9:00am – 12:00pm (and occasional other days as required) Callaway Auditorium, UWA, Crawley

For application & audition details
view our Auditions page.

Quote - WAYO

“WAYO has been a great learning experience for me as it helps build an understanding of orchestral playing and repertoire. It is also a great way to meet new friends – I’ve met some of my closest friends through the orchestra…”

— Aidan, French Horn