With a combined 70 years of history, in 2013 the Halton Youth Symphony and the Mississauga Youth Orchestra merged to form what is now the Oakville Symphony Youth Orchestra (OSYO). Our goal was to become the premiere youth orchestra in the western Greater Toronto Area. Over the years, we have inspired over 4,000 young musicians to achieve excellence through a love of music, while also helping them develop skills of self-esteem, discipline, teamwork, leadership and performance.
The strength of our reputation attracts musicians from Halton, Peel, the GTA and beyond. We have four separate music ensembles including 3 orchestras and 1 youth band ensemble.