Audition for Northeast Massachusetts Youth Orchestras

Audition for Northeast Massachusetts Youth Orchestras

Are you in search of a great place to play your instrument, perform in concert, and socialize with other young musicians who enjoy playing music as much as you? Then NMYO is the place for you!
Auditions for all new and returning NMYO musicians take place on Saturday, June 11th between 8:30 AM and 5:00 PM at Ipswich High School, 134 High Street, Ipswich, MA. But you should start preparing your audition now!

String musicians, with at least one year of lessons, and woodwind, brass, and percussion students, who have played for at least two years and are taking private lessons, are invited to audition. Used to determine proficiency on the student’s instrument and to assign ensemble placement, the audition is required to join NMYO.

NMYO offers up to seven ensembles including two beginning string ensembles; two full orchestras; a Wind Ensemble for intermediate and advanced winds, brass, and percussion; and two levels of Flute Choirs. Small chamber music ensembles are also offered as part of the Symphony program to challenge the more advanced players. NMYO ensembles perform two major concerts and several smaller concerts annually. Weekly rehearsals are held in Topsfield/Boxford conveniently located near Route 1 and just off Interstate 95.

NMYO does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, gender, sexual orientation, or gender identity in its programs and need-based tuition assistance is available.

Get more information, view audition requirements, and register for your audition time today at Questions? Email or phone (978) 309-9833.

ABOUT NMYO: A 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, NMYO provides youth musicians with exceptional ensemble training and opportunities for cognitive, social, and personal growth through musical performance and community service. Led by Music Director Gerald J. Dolan Jr., NMYO’s 132 musicians come from more than 37 towns throughout northeast Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. The regular rehearsal and concert schedule is supplemented with master classes, enrichment days, chamber music coaching, and community service outreach concerts to underserved populations.


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