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Youth Symphonia

Under the direction of Naples Philharmonic violinist Gregg Anderson, the Naples Philharmonic Youth Symphonia (NPYS) is a string-training ensemble for motivated elementary school through high school student musicians. Members of the NPYS have the opportunity to perform in chamber and full-string ensemble settings representing a wide range of genres, including classical, popular and film music.

Auditions are held in fall and spring. The NPYS rehearses on Saturday mornings, 9am-noon, from September through May at Artis—Naples.

Chamber Festival

On June 13-17, 2016, both Naples Philharmonic Youth Symphonia players and exceptional young musicians are welcome to join in this one-week string chamber intensive program, culminating in a free Friday evening concert for the public. Led by Naples Philharmonic violinist and Naples Philharmonic Youth Symphonia conductor Gregg Anderson, the concert includes chamber music and full-ensemble selections.

Auditions for the Chamber Festival will take place on Friday, May 20, 2016, by appointment. To schedule an audition, please email YouthSymphonia@artisnaples.org.

Chamber Festival Schedule

Monday, June 13, 2016
Rehearsal: 8:45am-12:15pm

Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Rehearsal: 8:45am-12:15pm

Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Rehearsal: 8:45am-12:15pm
Pizza Party and Jam Session: 12:15-2pm

Thursday, June 16, 2016
Rehearsal: 8:45am-12:15pm

Friday, June 17, 2016
Rehearsal: 8:45am-12:15pm
5:45pm: Dress Rehearsal
7pm: Concert in Daniels Pavilion at Artis—Naples
FREE performance open to the public


September 10, 2016
at Artis—Naples

For more information or to schedule an audition, please email YouthSymphonia@artisnaples.org

Audition Requirements

  • 1 prepared solo piece of student choice. This piece should demonstrate the student’s musical and technical abilities. 
  • One 2 (or 3) octave scale of student choice.
  • Students will be asked to sight read a short passage

  2016-17 Youth Symphonia Schedule


The Naples Philharmonic Youth Symphonia each season at the Daniels Pavilion on the Artis—Naples campus. Join the Naples Philharmonic Youth Symphonia for an afternoon of chamber music and string ensemble performance. Classical, pops and movie soundtrack selections will be performed. Free to the public. 

Concert schedule for the 2016-17 season will be announced soon.


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