The mission of the Westmount Youth Orchestra (WYO) is to provide young musicians aged 5 to 25 with the opportunity to learn and play music together under the direction of dedicated, professional conductors and coaches.

Objectives of the WYO:

  • instill the love and joy of making music with others in an ensemble setting.
  • expand and develop the young musicians’ knowledge of the orchestral repertoire.
  • excite and nurture an appreciation and passion for classical music.
  • introduce and develop the discipline required to perform at the highest standards.
  • provide an atmosphere of family and community.
  • share the passion and enthusiasm of these young musicians by performing concerts for the community.
  • provide an enriching experience that will serve the musicians throughout their lives, whether they become professional musicians, educators, amateurs or listeners.