NYS continues to monitor the federal, state, and local guidelines during Covid-19. We are working with our conductors and Board of Directors to develop a plan for auditions in the event that in-person auditions are not possible. We will post more information as we have it.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN AUDITIONING FOR THE NORWALK YOUTH SYMPHONY.
The Norwalk Youth Symphony, founded in 1956, provides outstanding music education and performance opportunities to young musicians in 4th - 12th grade. Membership and placement are by audition only. Both new and returning members audition in the fall for the upcoming concert season. Auditions are judged by the conductors, to ensure correct placement according to individual ability. Auditions for the 2019/20 season are now open.
Auditions for the 2020/2021 season will be held August 29 - September 8, 2020 at Norwalk Concert Hall, located at 125 East Avenue in Norwalk. Dates for specific instruments are as follows:
Violin - Saturday, Aug 29 & Monday, Aug 31
Cello - Tuesday, Sept 1
Viola/Bass/Harp - Wednesday, Sept 2
Woodwinds - Thursday, Sept 3
Brass/Percussion - Tuesday, Sept 8
After completing the online registration, you will receive an email confirmation within 24 hours. Audition times will be mailed to registered students in early August. Additional info on audition requirements, and what to expect at the audition, can be viewed here.
There is a $35 non-refundable registration fee, which is paid when you register online. Tuition and other fees totals for the 2019/20 season are as follows:
Tuition & Fees listed below includes 4 tickets for each family to the November and March Concerts. Tickets to the May 2020 concert will go on sale later in the season.
Principal Orchestra - $900
Concert Orchestra - $850
Phil Strings/Phil Winds/Prelude - $800
NYS offers financial aid and merit scholarships to those that qualify. Detailed information on our tuition, fees, financial aid, and merit scholarships can be viewed here.
SCHOOL PARTICIPATION and PRIVATE STUDY
NYS members are expected to participate and remain in good standing in their school’s instrumental programs, where they exist. Conflicts that prevent participation should be brought to the attention of the Executive Director. Good standing is determined by the school program. Members are also required to have private music lessons on their orchestral instrument. Additional NYS policies and procedures can be viewed here.