Join our orchestra program

orchestra students practicing

Find all you need to know about picking an instrument and more on our Preparing for Fall 2021 - Orchestra 

We look forward to having your student in our music programs for the 2021-22 school year.

The Austin Academy Orchestra program is one of only three middle school orchestra programs in our district.

We have a tradition of excellence in our performances and contest participation.   Our fine orchestras consistently earn sweepstakes at  UIL Concert and Sightreading Evaluation.    The Austin Academy program offers five different levels of orchestra from Beginning  to Honors.   There is a place for every student who wants to be involved.  In addition,  there are seven music enrichment teachers who are available to assist students on an individual basis.  The directors, Mrs. Jane Samford and Mrs. Sara Howell, strive to help each student reach his/her musical potential.

"Where words fail, music speaks."   ~Hans Christian Anderson

About AAE Orchestra

Orchestra 2020 All Region

AAE students make All Region orchestra.

Austin Academy had more students earn a spot in the All Region Orchestra than any other middle school. 

Honors orchestra
Solo ensemble competition
Solo Ensemble competition