The People's Orchestra of Austin is a community folk orchestra. Our motto is "Music for the People by the People." We accept all instruments and players of all ages and abilities. There are no tryouts or auditions. We play a variety of musical styles and many original compositions as well as traditional pieces from around the world. We meet on Monday evenings at First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin at 6:30 pm.

Fall season begins September 24th for 12 weeks.

The orchestra plays two concerts a year. ( Our next concert is Dec.11, 2018) Private lessons are also available. More on how to join here. Our founder and director is composer/songwriter Kiya Heartwood

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People's Orchestra Third Season Begins Monday, September 24th 6:30 pm 

Comrades, It's that time again. Our Fall season begins Monday, September 24, 2018, at 6:30 pm-8 pm in room 17 at First UU Church of Austin. The church is located at 4700 Grover in Austin. Need an instrument? Have questions? Contact Kiya. No one too good or too new, no instrument too weird. Two concerts this season. November 10th ( Magical Ministry Tour Benefit) and December 11th. Spread the word!

POA Summer#2 Mon. July 9 6:30 pm 

This Monday July 9th Comrades, we tackle the Blues in E Major, Improvising and Eric Satie's Gymnopedie no. 1. 

Practice mp3's and all parts are up on the member's page. Don't remember the password? Write me at Kiya@kiyaheartwood.com.

See you Monday night.

POA Summer session July 2nd, July 9, July 23, July 30th 4 weeks , no concert. 

Our summer session begins this Monday, July 2nd at 6:30-8 pm in room 17 at First UU Church of Austin 4700 Grover Ave. This four-week summer session is only $25 suggested. No one is turned away for inability to pay. All instruments, all abilities, no auditions. No concert in the summer. Our fall season will begin September 24th at 6:30 pm for 12 weeks. Our Co-existmas Concert will be December 11, 2018. Questions?  

To sign up for summer. To sign up for fall.

Tonight extra rehearsal 6:30 Monday rehearsal in Howsen 6:30 pm 

Comrades! We are almost to show time! Tonight is an extra rehearsal if you can make it at 6:30 pm. Tomorrow night will be in Howsen Hall also at 6:30. We will run the show both nights so we will be ready for Tuesday night. Call is at no later than 6 Tuesday. We will take the Spring photo and run something to warm up. Your friends and family need to see us. Tickets are available online at www.peoplesorchestra.com and their names will be at the door. So proud of our band!

Love to all, Kiya

Monday April 9th POA Rehearsal 6:30 pm 

Hello Comrades!

This week is focused on our first set.1. La Cumpasita 2. Down to the River 3. Eine Kleine Nachtmusik and 4.Daylight. We will also work Kashmir.

Remember to come early 6:30 to get some extra work in.

POA March 19th 7 pm Workshop at 6 

Hello Comrades! Kashmir is up now on the member's page. I will get to church just in time so I can't print your music for you this week. Please print it your self and we will probably wait till next week to hit the piece so everyone has some time to look at their parts. I will be doing a sightreading workshop this week at 6 if you want a little help with your reading. Hang in there! See you soon.

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