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Youth Symphonia


Auditions for the 2023-24 season of the Naples Philharmonic Youth Symphonia have concluded, but some positions are still open. Interested students should fill out the registration form above to set up an audition. There is an audition fee of $20 for students who are new to the program.

The Naples Philharmonic Youth Symphonia accepts students between the ages of 10 and 17. Students planning to audition for the NPYS should have mastered Suzuki Book 3 or its equivalent. For additional information, please email YouthSymphonia@artisnaples.org.

Audition Requirements

  • One prepared solo piece of student choice. This piece should demonstrate the student’s musical and technical abilities. 
  • One two- (or three-) octave scale of student choice.
  • Students may be asked to sight read a short passage.


The Naples Philharmonic Youth Symphonia normally rehearses on Saturday from 9am-12pm.


Annual tuition for the Naples Philharmonic Youth Symphonia is $350. Some scholarships are available.
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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.

Gregg Anderson

Naples Philharmonic Youth Symphonia Director

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The Naples Philharmonic Youth Symphonia performs each season on the Artis—Naples Kimberly K. Querrey and Louis A. Simpson Cultural Campus.

2023-24 Season
Concert Performances:


  Magic Carpet Strings
     March 30, 2024 • 11am

  Spring Community Day Symphonia Concert
     May 18, 2024 • 1pm

  Spring Community Day Chamber Ensembles
     May 18, 2024 • 2pm

The Naples Philharmonic Youth Symphonia is generously sponsored by Cynthia Taft.


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