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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POA Rehearsal Oct 16th 7 pm 

Hi Comrades,

No new music this week. We will move Moonlight Sonata to next week. Pavane, Minor Swing and the Waltz from Sleeping Beauty this Monday. Need extra help ?..come early 6-7 or write me for a private lesson kiyaheartwood@gmail.com. See you there!

POA rehearsal this Monday Oct. 9th 

POA Rehearsal #2 for the Fall season begins this Monday, Oct 9th at 7pm. in room #17 at First UU Church of Austin 4700 Grover Ave in Austin. If you need extra help or are new, I will be there at 6. Bring your music for La Bamba, Minor Swing and the Waltz from Sleeping Beauty, Pavane if we have enough time.It's not too late to join. See you Monday!

Fall session begins Monday, Sept 25th at 7 pm! Recruit!  

Hello Comrades! I am starting to put the new music up for you all who want to get a head start. We will start Monday, Sept 25th at 7 pm at the UU Church of Austin 4700 Grover Ave.in Rm 17.Rehearsals start promptly but if you need extra help, come at 6. We will skip Oct 2nd but then we continue for the next 11 weeks. Membership fees are $50 for 12 week session and include our concert costs and room rental. Music packets are being prepared for you and cost $5. We will hand them out Sept 25th but you can print the music from the website whenever you want or if you need a replacement. For new folks, T-shirts are $20. Can't wait!

Here is a poster to spread the word


April 4th 

Our last song is up so we can start hitting the show order and working our way through everything. This week we will play Born This Way and 2 Mandos as well as Habanera. We will play through House of the Rising Sun and decide whos taking the solos. Please let me know if you have mistakes in your parts or need extra help. I will be at church by 6 to help anyone who needs it.

PS Slow versions are up for the trickier pieces. Practice makes a person happy.
See ya Tuesday!

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