inspiring young musicians
for 66 years


We are proud to offer evening music appreciation classes with NYS conductors Jonathan Yates, Russell Ger, and Jessica McNamara. Click on the registration link to view class dates and topics, as well as to register.


Auditions for our 2021-2022 season are ongoing. Find out more about our audition process and requirements. It's not too late to join us!


This year's Concerto Competition will take place on January 9th, 2022 at 5pm. The competition is open to NYS Principal musicians. Click the link to learn more about our annual competiton and listen to past winners.


Calling all NYS alums! We'd love to hear from you! Check out our alumni page to see what some of our NYS graduates have been up to. We also have a Facebook group just for Alums which you can access from the link below.


NYS travels to Italy on a performance tour of Italy, departing on June 25th and returning on July 3rd, 2022. Click on the link to see a detailed itinerary, or to learn about the Shadow Tour for parents and families.


Your gift to NYS helps us to provide scholarships to students who might not otherwise be able to afford it. Thanks to everyone who has supported us this season. We couldn't do it without you!


"My favorite NYS memory is meeting other students that would become some of my closest friends. They changed my whole high school experience and made ensemble music more valuable for me."

Alyssa, NYS Class of 2020



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