An orchestral training ensemble for motivated young musicians, the Naples Philharmonic Youth Orchestra (NPYO) provides opportunities for middle and high school students in Lee and Collier counties to perform a wide-range of music, including classical, pop and film score selections.
This intensive program places accomplished young musicians in rehearsal and performance settings with the Naples Philharmonic, one of the country’s most highly-regarded young orchestras.
The NPYO also performs Side-by-Side concerts with the Naples Philharmonic under the baton of featured guest conductors and NPYO director Charles Gottschalk. In December and April, the youth orchestra performs free holiday and spring concerts at Naples High School.
Auditions are held in the fall and spring for all instruments. Once selected, student musicians rehearse on Sundays from September through May and receive monthly coaching sessions from Naples Philharmonic musicians.
The Naples Philharmonic Youth Orchestra is generously underwritten by The Stonisch Foundation.
Audition schedule for 2014-15 will be announced late summer 2014.
Students wishing to audition should prepare major scales through three sharps and three flats, two octaves, three where possible, including arpeggios. Prepare a short solo displaying technical ability, and a lyrical section to play for the judges. Be sure to bring a copy of the music for the judges to review. Excerpts for the particular instrument will be heard, as well as a short sight reading. The fee for the audition is $15 for those auditioning for the first time.
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.
November 9, 2015 • 7pm
April 26, 2015 • 7pm
May 16, 2015 • 3pm
For more information and to schedule an audition, please contact the Naples Philharmonic Youth Orchestra Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.