YTOoA will be conducting national auditions for 24 outstanding student musicians to participate in YTOoA's ITALIAN EXCHANGE. Student will spend a week in Southern California and then Sicily performing with their peers and making memories for a lifetime. 


Due to COVID, our exchange is postponed until 2022. As more information becomes  available, YTOoA will be announcing dates and auditions.

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YTOoA Italian Exchange Itinerary

DATES TBD (March 2022)

Week 1 - Palm Springs, California

Rehearsals lead by Mæstro Carlo Ponti

Program Director: Nunzio Sisto

Music of Stage and Screen

The first week of our exchange, both the YTOoA and Students of the Liceo Turrisi Colonna will prepare and perform concerts of Broadway and Film music, studying the YTOoA 24 Part method and modern technique.

Week 2 - Catania, Sicily

Rehearsals lead by Fabio Raciti (Liceo Turrisi Colonna)

Program Director: Nunzio Sisto

I Grandi Classici

The second week of our exchange, our students will focus on classical works for large orchestra in the historic setting of Catania, Sicily.