ARYO recognizes the support of the Province of Nova Scotia. We are pleased to work in partnership with the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage to develop and promote our cultural resources in the Annapolis Valley region.

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ARYO would like to acknowledge the generous support of the Robert Pope Foundation.

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We greatly appreciate the support of our educational and music industry partnerships:


The method book used in our program and string instrument supplies can be purchased at Long and McQuade in New Minas.

In addition, we are grateful for the support of the following people:

Dr. Christianne Rushton, Director, Acadia University School of Music

Dr. Mark Hopkins, Director of Music Education, Acadia University School of Music

Dr. Gillian Smith D.M.A., former ARYO Program Director

Dr. Christoph Both

Kay Greene, Director, Horton High School Music Program

Barbara Baker

Jennifer Gravel

Peg Symons

Elizabeth Thompson