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Musicians are all around us, but too many don't have a place to play. As part of our inclusive community model, we welcome all community musicians -- regardless of ability, background, or experience - to joing our dynamic orchestra. Our only requirement is the desire to play. Lawyers, astronomers, medical professionals, educators, writers, business owners, students . . . we are ONA.

YONA is currently on hiatus. Check back for updates in Spring 2020.


ONA believes that youth should have access to the arts and knows firsthand that exposure to, and participation in, live symphonic music can be transformative. 


YONA provides a sustainable and excellent source of music enrichment for youth while fostering a passion for community arts. 

Inclusive community and educational outreach is the heart of ONA's mission. In addition to our concert events, we offer In addition to our concert events, we offer in-school performances for schools and teachers across Flagstaff, as well as small ensemble performances for community events. 


Northern Arizona

Youth Orchestra

Northern Arizona

School and Community


 “I wish I could get up on the stage and thank each and every musician for this concert. . . I’m so happy I discovered you.”

ONA Audience Member

I learned more in the last year of being in ONA than I have in seven years of playing violin  . . . I never want to stop playing music. 

  Christina G., ONA and Youth Orchestra Member

It was absolutely wonderful having your quartet perform today. We loved how 

interactive the performance was!!

Mary Allison, Music Educator

What's in a season?

Four ONA concerts, given free of charge for our community.

Two continuing education workshops for musicians.

Six orchestra or ensemble performances for school and organizations.