IPSWICH – Northeast Massachusetts Youth Orchestras (NMYO) is back for in-person rehearsals and concerts. Now accepting video auditions, NMYO is looking for young musicians to join its ensembles for the 2021-2022 Academic Season.
If you are looking for a great place to play your instrument, perform in concert, and socialize with other young players who enjoy playing as much as you, then NMYO is the place for you.
String, Woodwind, Brass, and Percussion students, at all levels of playing, are invited to audition. Musicians new to NMYO, and returning students who wish to move to a different ensemble, are required to submit a video consisting of two scales and a piece of your choosing. Returning musicians who wish to remain in their current NMYO ensemble simply need to register. All of the information needed to submit your video audition or to register is found on NMYO’s website by visiting: nmyo.org. Auditions are accepted throughout the summer on a rolling basis until all seats are filled.
NMYO offers seven ensembles including two beginning string ensembles – Prelude and Overture; two full orchestras – Intermezzo and Symphony; a Wind Ensemble for intermediate and advanced winds, brass, and percussion; and two levels of Flute Choirs. Small chamber music ensembles are also offered as part of the Symphony program.
NMYO ensembles perform two major concerts and several smaller concerts annually. Weekly rehearsals take place in Topsfield/Boxford conveniently located near Route 1 and just off Interstate 95.
A non-profit organization, the mission of the Northeast Massachusetts Youth Orchestras, Inc. is to provide young musicians with exceptional ensemble training and opportunities for cognitive, social, and personal growth through musical performance and community service. Under the musical direction of Gerald J. Dolan Jr., NMYO offers ensemble experience to young musicians from 50+ North Shore, Merrimack Valley, Cape Ann, and southern New Hampshire communities. With need-based tuition assistance available, NMYO believes high-quality music education should be available to all young people and is committed to inclusion across race, gender, religion, identity and experience and celebrates the diversity that fuels a creative environment.