Auditions for the 2023-24 season of the Naples Philharmonic Youth Orchestra have concluded, but open positions are still available for the following instruments:
There is an audition fee of $20 for students who are new to the program. 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.
The Naples Philharmonic Youth Orchestra normally rehearses on Sunday afternoons from 3-6pm, with chamber music rehearsals from 2-3pm. The season begins with a retreat on Saturday, September 2, from 1-6pm, and a rehearsal on Sunday, September 3.
Annual tuition for the Naples Philharmonic Youth Orchestra is $350. Some scholarships are available.
Pay student tuition
The Naples Philharmonic Youth Orchestra (NPYO) celebrates its 23rd season in 2023-24. 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
Combining the talents of Naples’ most gifted middle and high school student musicians, the Naples Philharmonic Youth Orchestra delights audiences in these popular annual concerts.
Fall Chamber Ensembles Concert
November 18, 2023 • 12:30pm
Fall Orchestra Concert
November 19, 2023 • 4pm
Winter Orchestra Concert
February 11, 2024 • 4pm
Winter Chamber Ensembles Concert
February 17, 2024 • 4pm
Spring Orchestra Concert
April 28, 2024 • 4pm
Spring Chamber Ensembles Concert
May 11, 2024 • 4pm