Spring auditions for new students are May 28 from 8:30am-2pm. Please complete the registration to request an audition time. The fee for the audition is $15 for those who are not currently a member of other youth ensemble groups at Artis—Naples. Students musicians who play instruments other than those listed above should check back later for information about Spring auditions.
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. For additional information, please email YouthOrchestra@artisnaples.org.
- Flute and Piccolo
- Oboe and English Horn
- Percussion and Timpani
There are no orchestral piano excerpts. In lieu of excerpts, please present two contrasting solo works, each no shorter than 2 minutes in duration.
- Trombone (Bass)
- Trombone (Tenor and Alto)
- A movement of a concerto, sonata or solo piece of choice. Please play a total of at least three minutes.
- Play the orchestral excerpts for your instrument available for download from the links provided above.
Annual tuition for the Naples Philharmonic Youth Orchestra is $275. The one-time music fee is $35. Some scholarships are available.
The Naples Philharmonic Youth Orchestra (NPYO) celebrates its 21st season in 2021-22. This intensive program provides opportunities for accomplished middle school and high school student musicians to perform a wide range of works under the baton of Radu Paponiu, associate conductor of the Naples Philharmonic.
Chamber Music Program
All members of the NPYO are further challenged to develop their musical abilities through the NPYO chamber music program. All NPYO chamber groups are coached weekly by Naples Philharmonic musicians. Chamber music placement is dependent on student interest and ensemble availability.
Naples Philharmonic Youth Orchestra Director