The Naples Philharmonic Youth Orchestra (NPYO) will celebrate its 18th season in 2018-19. This intensive program provides opportunities for accomplished middle school and high school student musicians to perform a wide-range of symphonic works under the baton of Radu Paponiu, Assistant Conductor of the Naples Philharmonic. The NPYO performs side-by-side with the Naples Philharmonic at the annual Summer Spectacular concert.
Auditions are held in the fall and spring. Once selected, student musicians rehearse on Sundays afternoons from September through May.
Chamber Music Program
Select members of the NPYO are further challenged to develop their musical abilities through the newly introduced NPYO chamber music program. All NPYO chamber groups are coached weekly by Naples Philharmonic musicians, and performances take place in Daniels Pavilion. Chamber music placement is dependent on student interest and ensemble availability.
Combining the talents of Naples’ most gifted middle and high school-aged musicians, the Naples Philharmonic Youth Orchestra delights audiences in these popular annual concerts.
2018-19 season will be announced this summer
Naples Philharmonic Youth Orchestra Director
The Naples Philharmonic Youth Orchestra is generously endowed by the Schoen Family Foundation.
New auditions for the Naples Philharmonic Youth Orchestra 2018-19 season will take place on the following dates:
Friday, August 31, 2018, 4-8pm
Saturday, September 1, 2018, 9am-2pm
The fee for the audition is $15 for those who are not currently a member of other youth ensemble groups at Artis—Naples. The NPYO accepts students between the ages of 12 and 19. Students who have graduated high school are encouraged to audition, however we give priority to current high school students. Students who are accepted to the NPYO after the Fall auditions will join the orchestra starting August 2018. To register for an audition, please follow the audition registration link provided above. For additional information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2018-19 Youth Orchestra Schedule
- Flute / Piccolo
- Oboe / English Horn
- Tenor and Alto Trombone
- Bass Trombone
- Percussion / Timpani
- A movement of a concerto, sonata, or solo piece of choice. Please be prepared to play a total of at least five minutes.
- Be prepared to play the orchestral excerpts for your instrument available for download from the links provided above.
- Bring your copy of the excerpt to the audition.
- You may be asked to sight read a short passage.
For more information and to schedule an audition, please contact Naples Philharmonic Youth Orchestra at email@example.com.