NYS and Covid-19: Updates and Info
June 29, 2020
The music continues at NYS for the 2020-2021 season!
What will the 2020-2021 season look like? How will it work? Please join Executive Director Sara Watkins for a virtual Open House on July 15th at 7pm to discuss how we're adapting our programming for the fall semester. Principal Orchestra Conductor and Music Director Jonathan Yates will be there, as will NYS Board President Alex Gittines, among others. Here are some things to know...
Because of Covid-19, NYS will have a fall semester and a spring semester
The fall semester is being held virtually, with live online programming on Sundays
When you register for an audition, you will select which program(s) you're interested in
Three program choices are 1. Large Ensemble/Orchestra, 2. Small Ensemble, and 3. Music Theory and Aural Skills class. You may choose multiple programs. You can be in a large ensemble AND a small ensemble. You can be in a small ensemble AND take the Music Theory class. Etc. Info on programs here
Students will record their audition and will submit their video recordings online by August 24th
Audition requirements, excerpts, and submission guidelines can be found here
The virtual Open House on July 15th is an online event. Register here.
June 10, 2020
In normal times, our 2020 season closer was shaping up to be pretty exciting. The concert would have been on May 9th and it would have been preceded by workshops and master classes with the visionary artist and educator, Midori. While it was very disappointing that our season didn't end as we planned, our conductors and students were busy. Here are some videos that were created from the Pricipal Orchestra, Brass Ensemble, Phil Strings, and Prelude group. Enjoy.
Europe Trip to Italy - Updated 6/30/20
The trip to Italy initially planned for June 2020 is rescheduled for 2021 due to Covid-19. The new trip dates are from June 25th-July 3, 2021. More details on the tour here.
Carnegie Hall - Updated 6/30/20
NYS is scheduled to perform at Carnegie Hall on June 6th, 2021. This event is for members of Principal Orchestra. We will post more information here as it becomes available.