Audition dates to be announced
Auditions must be scheduled in advance. The fee for the audition is $15 for those who are not currently a member of other Artis—Naples youth ensemble groups. 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. Auditions for the 2020-21 Season are now open. For additional information, please email YouthOrchestra@artisnaples.org.
- English Horn
- Percussion / Timpani
- Trombone (Bass)
- Trombone (Tenor and Alto)
- A movement of a concerto, sonata, or solo piece of choice. Please be prepared to play a total of at least five minutes.
- Be prepared to play the orchestral excerpts for your instrument available for download from the links provided above.
- Bring your copy of the excerpt to the audition.
The Naples Philharmonic Youth Orchestra (NPYO) will celebrate its 19th season in 2019-20. This intensive program provides opportunities for accomplished middle school and high school student musicians to perform a wide-range of symphonic works under the baton of Radu Paponiu, associate conductor of the Naples Philharmonic. The NPYO performs side-by-side with the Naples Philharmonic at the annual Summer Spectacular concert.
Auditions are held in the fall and spring. Once selected, student musicians rehearse on Sundays afternoons, September through May.
Chamber Music Program
Select members of the NPYO are further challenged to develop their musical abilities through the newly introduced NPYO chamber music program. All NPYO chamber groups are coached weekly by Naples Philharmonic musicians, and performances take place in Daniels Pavilion. 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-aged musicians, the Naples Philharmonic Youth Orchestra delights audiences in these popular annual concerts.