The American Youth Symphony Orchestra (AYSO) is a new youth orchestra housed at American Music Institute’s Downers Grove Campus, located 25min west of downtown Chicago. AYSO’s inaugural year will take place Fall 2020 with an exciting line-up of music and performances. All interested young musicians should apply soon. Spaces are limited, therefore, we encourage students to apply early to ensure a placement.


To provide professional leadership and inspiration to talented young musicians, enabling them to expand and extend their music education training and experience by putting on performance of the highest standards.

Empowering young artists with musical knowledge and imagination, nurturing a love of music and a dedication to the highest standards of performance.