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.
On June 4-8, 2018, 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 by appointment. To schedule an audition, please email YouthSymphonia@artisnaples.org.
2017-18 Youth Symphonia Chamber Festival Information
Chamber Festival Schedule
Monday, June 4, 2018
Rehearsal 1: 8:45am-12:15pm
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Rehearsal 2: 8:45am-12:15pm
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Rehearsal 3: 8:45am-12:15pm
Pizza Party and Jam Session: 12:15-2pm
Daniels Pavilion at Artis—Naples
Thursday, June 7, 2018
Rehearsal 4: 8:45am-12:15pm
Friday, June 8, 2018
Rehearsal 5: 8:45am-12:15pm
5pm: Student Call Time
7pm: Concert in Daniels Pavilion at Artis—Naples
FREE performance open to the public
Naples Philharmonic Youth Symphonia Director
Saturday, September 8, 2018, 7:45am–3pm
Stabile Education Building at Artis—Naples
Auditions must be scheduled in advanced. The fee for the audition is $15 for those who are not currently a member of other youth ensemble groups at Artis—Naples. To register for an audition, please follow the audition registration link provided above. For additional information, please email YouthSymphonia@artisnaples.org.
- 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
2017-18 Youth Symphonia Schedule
2018-19 season will be announced this summer