Mission & Values

Our Mission

The OSYO welcomes young musicians to a progressive orchestral experience that ignites, encourages and enriches a love of music

Our Story

The award-winning Oakville Symphony Youth Orchestra inspires young musicians to achieve excellence through a love of music, while also helping them develop self-esteem, discipline, teamwork, leadership and performance skills.

We are directly affiliated with the prestigious Oakville Symphony, providing further opportunities for our musicians to learn and grow. The orchestra evolved from the merger of the Halton Youth Symphony and the Mississauga Youth Orchestra - and the orchestra has inspired more than 4,000 young musicians over its combined history of 70 years.

Our Values

  • Fun
  • Collaboration
  • Teamwork
  • Excellence
  • Community Connection
  • Personal Development
  • Positive Role-modeling