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"I am so thankful to have a strong youth orchestra program in my community. The challenging repertoire I learn every season brings me to a new level of skill and appreciation for classical music."

Youth Orchestra


Auditions

Friday, August 30, 2019, 4–9pm
Saturday, August 31, 2019, 9am–8pm
Sunday, September 1, 2019, 1–6pm
Artis—Naples, Daniels Pavilion

Audition Registration

  Closed

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 2019-20 season are now closed. For additional information, please email YouthOrchestra@artisnaples.org.

Audition Excerpts

Solo Repertoire

  • A movement of a concerto, sonata, or solo piece of choice. Please be prepared to play a total of at least five minutes.

Orchestral Excerpts

  • 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.

Radu Paponiu

Naples Philharmonic Youth Orchestra Director

  Meet Radu


  2019-20 Youth Orchestra Schedule
  2019-20 Membership Handbook
  Excused Absence Request


Concerts

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.

2019-20 Season Concerts:
 

  Chamber Music Concert
     November 9, 2019 • 4pm

  Fall Concert
     November 17, 2019 • 7pm

  Winter Concert
     February 2, 2020 • 4pm

  Chamber Music Concert
     February 8, 2020 • 5pm

  Spring Concert
     April 26, 2020 • 7pm

  Chamber Music Concert
     May 9, 2020 • 1pm

  Summer Spectacular
     May 26, 2020 • 7pm


The Naples Philharmonic Youth Orchestra is generously endowed by the Schoen Family Foundation.


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