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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 5-9, 2017, 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.

  2016-17 Youth Symphonia Chamber Festival Information

Chamber Festival Schedule

Monday, June 5, 2017
Rehearsal: 8:45am-12:15pm

Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Rehearsal: 8:45am-12:15pm

Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Rehearsal: 8:45am-12:15pm
Pizza Party and Jam Session: 12:15-2pm

Thursday, June 8, 2017
Rehearsal: 8:45am-12:15pm

Friday, June 9, 2017
Rehearsal: 8:45am-12:15pm
5pm: 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. 

  Youth Symphonia Concert
     December 10, 2016 • 11am

  Magic Carpet — Strings
     April 29, 2017 • 10am

  Youth Symphonia Chamber Ensemble
     Community Day Celebration
     May 7, 2017 • noon

  Youth Symphonia Concert
     Community Day Celebration
     May 7, 2017 • 2pm


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