Programs

New York Youth Symphony's Orchestra at Carnegie Hall

Programs

Through the New York Youth Symphony students between the ages of 12-22 can participate in five tuition-free music programs made possible by over $1 million dollars in scholarships. These include the award-winning Orchestra, as well as the Chamber Music, Jazz, Composition, and Apprentice Conducting programs. In addition, the First Music and First Art commissioning programs allow the New York Youth Symphony to highlight the amazing talent of young composers and visual artists from around the United States.

With its sophisticated programming, performances in one of the world's greatest concert halls, superb musical leadership, new works commissioned of the nation's best young composers, outstanding soloists, and professional-level attitude, the New York Youth Symphony's Orchestra sets itself apart as one of the finest in the nation. More »
The Chamber Program is an excellent opportunity for players to enhance their musical abilities, improve their performance confidence, and develop interpersonal skills within small group settings. More »
The New York Youth Symphony's Jazz Band is a 17-member brass, wind, and percussion ensemble dedicated to studying, rehearsing, and performing classic big band jazz music, often featuring world-renowned soloists and new works by emerging jazz composers. More »
The New York Youth Symphony's Composition Program, formerly known as "Making Score," is the first series of workshops in the country for young musicians to explore the world of composition and orchestration. More »
The Robert L. Poster Apprentice Conducting Program gives aspiring conductors the opportunity to study the art through technique, score analysis, podium time, and observation under the guidance of the Orchestra's Music Director and Assistant Conductor. More »
”When it comes to making new music a natural part of the concert going experience, few orchestras in the United States can match the record of the New York Youth Symphony.” -The New York Times More »
Just as First Music commissions the nation’s best young composing talent, First Art seeks to reward young and emerging artists to produce new visual work celebrating the spirit of music. More »