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Youth Symphonia

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.

Auditions are held in fall and spring. The NPYS rehearses on Saturday mornings, 9am-noon, from September through May at Artis—Naples.

Chamber Festival

Naples Philharmonic Youth Symphonia players and exceptional young musicians are welcome to join in this one-week string chamber intensive program, culminating in a free Friday evening concert for the public. Led by Naples Philharmonic violinist and Naples Philharmonic Youth Symphonia conductor Gregg Anderson, the concert includes chamber music and full-ensemble selections.

Auditions for the Chamber Festival will take place by appointment. To schedule an audition, please email YouthSymphonia@artisnaples.org.

  2018-19 Youth Symphonia Chamber Festival Information

Chamber Festival Schedule

Monday, June 3, 2019
Rehearsal 1: 8:45am-12:15pm

Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Rehearsal 2: 8:45am-12:15pm

Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Rehearsal 3: 8:45am-12:15pm
Pizza Party and Jam Session: 12:15-2pm
Daniels Pavilion at Artis—Naples

Thursday, June 6, 2019
Rehearsal 4: 8:45am-12:15pm

Friday, June 7, 2019
Rehearsal 5: 8:45am-12:15pm
5pm: Student Call Time
7pm: Concert in Daniels Pavilion at Artis—Naples
FREE performance open to the public

Gregg Anderson

Naples Philharmonic Youth Symphonia Director

  Meet Gregg


Saturday, January 5, 2019, 7:45am–3pm
Stabile Education Building at Artis—Naples

Auditions must be scheduled in advance. The fee for the audition is $15 for those who are not currently a member of other youth ensemble groups at Artis—Naples. The NPYS accepts students between the ages of 10 and 17. Auditions for the second semester are now closed. For additional information, please email YouthSymphonia@artisnaples.org.

Audition Requirements

  • 1 prepared solo piece of student choice. This piece should demonstrate the student’s musical and technical abilities. 
  • One 2 (or 3)-octave scale of student choice.
  • Students will be asked to sight read a short passage.

  2018-19 Youth Symphonia Schedule


The Naples Philharmonic Youth Symphonia performs each season at the Daniels Pavilion on the Artis—Naples campus. Join the Naples Philharmonic Youth Symphonia for an afternoon of chamber music and string ensemble performance. Classical, pops and movie soundtrack selections will be performed.

  Winter Concert
     December 1, 2018 • 10am

  Magic Carpet — Strings
     March 30, 2019 • 10am

  Spring Chamber Concert
     Community Day Celebration
     May 18, 2019 • 2pm

  Spring Ensemble Concert
     Community Day Celebration
     May 18, 2019 • 4pm


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