2016-2017 Mid-Season Auditions January 28th, 2017
Complete the online application and reserve a space for 2016-2017 mid-season audition (No cost for registration or audition)
Sign up today for the "Mid Season Auditions" to become a member of NYO, San Diego's
finest teaching orchestra. New member auditions will be scheduled from 12pm to
6:00pm on Saturday January 28th, 2016 at the NYO New Youth Orchestra Training & Performing Center in
Sorrento Valley. This audition is open to all new members ages 7 to 25
for all ensembles, orchestra/band instruments and levels.
There is no fee for registration or audition, and families with two or
more members will receive an additional $50 discount per student for full season.
2016 NYO Solo Competition Finals Concert - Sign up for the 2017 NYO Solo Competition
We would like
to invite NYO members and the San Diego county community to the final round of the
2016 NYO Solo Competition. It will be held here at the New Youth Orchestra
Training & Performing Center on Sunday November 6th, 2016 starting at 5:00 pm. Come
hear the amazing performances brought to you by NYO's most talented young musicians. At the end of the performance, our judges will make the final
selections for our multi-level competition.
The registration for the 2017 NYO Solo Competition is now open, the deadline to apply is January 1st, 2107. The upcoming solo competition invites all San Diego community String and Wind performers ages 7 to 18 who will compete in their respective categories. Sign up today by applying online.
To learn more about the New Youth Orchestra solo competition, please use the link below.
Mid-Season Auditions for new members scheduled for January 28th, 2017
Mid-Season 2016-2017 Season Auditions for new members: Sign up today for an audition to become a member of NYO, San Diego's finest teaching orchestra organization. Auditions will be scheduled from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm on January 28th, 2017 at the New Youth Orchestra Training & Performing Center 10855 Sorrento Valley Rd. #2 San Diego 92121. This audition is open to all potential new members ages 7 to 25 who want to audition for all NYO ensembles, instruments and levels.
Complete the online application and someone from the NYO office will call or email you to schedule an audition appointment. The upcoming auditions in January will be for ensemble placement and seating.
NYO New Youth Orchestra Winter Concerts for 2017 is January 21st, 2017
Elite Series Concert 1:00 pm & Premier Select Series Concert 6:00 pm
This coming Winter, NYO New Youth Orchestra will be completing its first semester of the 2016 - 2017 season. As always, the NYO New Youth Orchestra Program is very happy to announce that we will be holding two fantastic concerts featuring all of the NYO ensembles. These events will include performances by the NYO San Diego Premier Symphony, NYO San Diego Select Wind Ensemble, Elite Symphony, Junior Elite Symphony, NYO Orchestra 1 and Concert Band. We look forward to this great event and hope that all NYO families, friends and NYO fans from throughout San Diego will come join us in this wonderful NYO Winter Concert event. Don't miss these incredible concerts, as they represent San Diego's finest youth orchestra and band ensembles.
There are two performances scheduled for the NYO Winter Concert day. The first event will be the Elite Series Concert, which represents the intermediate level ensembles starting at 1:00 pm on Saturday, January 21st, 2017. The second event of the day will be the Premier Select Series Concert, which represents the advanced level ensembles, starting at 6:00 pm on Saturday January 21st, 2017.
NYO's San Diego Premier Symphony to make rare performance of the Mily Balakirev Symphony No.1 in C major at the Winter Concert 2017.
Your invited to attend a wonderful and rare performance of Mily Balakirev Symphony #1 in C Major by NYO’s San Diego Premier Symphony.
Russian composer Mily Balakirev is another world class composer who's symphonic works have been scarcely performed in the United States and Europe. Most likely, the San Diego Premier Symphony's coming Winter 2017 concert will be the first ever performance of this great work to be made in San Diego.
Professional pianist, conductor and composer Mily Balakirev was included in the "The Five" — the others were Alexander Borodin, César Cui, Modest Mussorgsky and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. He is known today primarily for his work promoting musical nationalism and his encouragement of more famous Russian composers, notably Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. He began his career as a pivotal figure, extending the fusion of traditional folk music and experimental classical music practices begun by composer Mikhail Glinka. In the process, Balakirev developed musical patterns that could express overt nationalistic feeling.
This may be the last opportunity to hear this work live, and fortunately it will be skillfully performed by San Diego's most talented youth ensemble, NYO's San Diego Premier Symphony.
Ramirez Brothers, John, Miguel and Mario featured in Epoch Times online news article
Please enjoy reading the English translation of a full article featuring NYO New Youth Orchestra and history of the Ramirez family. This was published in the Epoch Times in their weekly San Diego online newspaper.
Titled "Let the children enjoy music and grow happily"
For those who read Chinese, please use the following links to enjoy this fantastic article in either simplified or traditional version.
Ramirez Brothers/NYO Staff’s New CD & Video Performances
The Ramirez Brothers John, Miguel and Mario, who are the New Youth Orchestra's original founders are excited to share a CD their recent performances. This latest recording was produced here at the NYO New Youth Orchestra Training & Performing Center. This CD is available for pick up at our facilities.
There is both an Audio and Video version of each performance. Including
the following pieces:
Felix Mendelssohn Piano Trio in D minor
Molto allegro ed agitato Cho Hyun Park - Piano
John Ramirez - Violin
Mario Ramirez - Cello
Zoltán Kodály Violin and Cello Duo op. 7
Allegro serioso, non troppo Miguel Ramirez - Violin
Mario Ramirez - Cello
Johannes Brahms Clarinet Trio in A minor Allegro
Peter Dayeh - Clarinet
Mario Ramirez - Cello
David Bergstedt - Piano
San Diego Youth Orchestra - NYO New Youth Orchestra Program
San Diego Youth Orchestra's NYO New Youth Orchestra Program is multi-tiered program structure has divided all of the NYO ensembles and grouped them each under a title according to their level.
The following is a brief description of each category.
for Exceptional Performers
The amazing and beautiful (Bello) sounds that are produced by the ensembles in this level during each performance truly earn this program its title. In this top program, members are held to the highest standards musically and technically.
We set the bar to excellent (Ottimo),
as members are required to perform at a very high level both
individually and as a group. They will refine and master advanced
musical and technical skills as they are introduced to repertoire that
has been selected to challenge and inspire.
rapidly as young musicians with great habits and high expectations,
here members greatly increase their knowledge and understanding of
ensemble performance. This level is a critical bridge for those who want
to catapult into the higher ensembles.
This is a very important beginning (Inizio) point for serious young musicians. We accept motivated students who have some experience performing on their instruments and train them to fully understand the most basic concepts of orchestral performance.
4 0rchestras, 2 Wind Ensembles, Chamber Music
Program, Music Studies Program (Theory/Skills/History)
Multi-Level Solo Competition, Winter & Spring Concert Events, Summer Festival, Outreach Program
NYONew Youth Orchestra - San Diego Youth Orchestra (San Diego) "Youth Orchestra Training At Its Best"
NYO members who are serious about their pursuit of music excellence, are very satisfied with NYO's
commitment to provide them with the finest performing and learning experience.
NYO New Youth Orchestra is rated 4 and 5 stars by its highest level performing members
. Rated 5 Stars - Excellent by Marya Rana: The New Youth Orchestra is an opportunity that every musician should fully embrace. The positive environment, passionate coaches, and overall intimacy of the program make it an unforgettable and rewarding experience that not only polishes the musician, but also nurtures the individual.
. Rated 5 Stars - Excellent by Davin Lee: At the New Youth Orchestra the directors constantly find great opportunities for the students. The students are encouraged to get involved in multiple aspects of music, such as chamber ensembles and solo competitions, in addition to the larger ensembles, to further their growth as both musicians and people. The accomplished instructors coach with detail and care, allowing the students to learn and express the beauty of their instruments, in a way unique to NYO.
. Rated 5 Stars - Excellent by Zack Edwards:
NYO has given me great opportunities to grow as a musician. The small ensembles have required me to learn my part and play my very best since every person's role is essential. My tone, intonation, and rhythmic accuracy have improved as a result of these rigorous practices. Also, NYO pushes students with challenging repertoire that they have never been exposed to or have even heard of. I fell in love with some of the pieces which I practiced and performed, learning about new composers and styles of music. Lastly, the overall atmosphere is innocuous and supportive while still maintaining friendly competition.
Rated 4 Stars - Very Good by Austin Nguyen: Even though I am relatively new to the program, NYO is an experience unlike any other. NYO provides a positive environment that it is not only beneficial to my playing but also to my overall character. The dedication and passion the directors have for music are evident in their teaching and offers a brand new perspective to me as a musician.
Here at NYO, we don’t "Supersize" our groups and we don’t stuff our members in ensemble rehearsals like sardines.
But we do believe, the smaller sized groups throughout our program allow every instrument to be heard during practice time, therefore making it possible for our conductors and coaches to better assist each performer.
The New Youth Orchestra Organization definitely knows that the "Sink or Swim" method does not work.
Students who perform at various levels who participate in our orchestra or band programs, receive the support of quality musicians who are professional teachers, to provide regular performance examples and also to offer ongoing technical instruction to our young performers.
Each semester NYO members will learn different music, we don't repeat the same old repertoire every year.
We want to keep everything fresh and interesting for students who may be learning in the same ensemble from one year to another. Additionally, as the groups continue to become more proficient at the music they are given throughout the semester, the NYO conductors will continually adjust the upcoming repertoire to match the level of each group.
Playing concerts in fancy and expensive venues may provide one day of satisfaction to a young performer and his/her family.
But this is not a replacement for receiving weekly rehearsals that include a world class music education that's based on a solid training program and guided by the finest instructors. NYO is providing our members with a wide range of knowledge and abilities that will be beneficial for a lifetime.
NYO Junior Elite Symphony
& NYO Orchestra 1
A 90 year Ramirez family tradition
Music performance and teaching has been a 90 year Ramirez family tradition that has been successfully handed down for three generations. The NYO organization was proudly created by Ramirez family members that include Mario RamirezExecutive Director, John Ramirez Artistic Director andMiguel Ramirez. Since the conception of this organization, these three dedicated brothers along with others have been actively shaping the vision of NYO
Join the experience
NYO New Youth Orchestra is now creating exciting new ensembles where young musicians can meet new friends and collaborate with like minded performers. It's also our goal to introduce orchestra members to a wide range of new contemporary music as well as the great standard repertoire. Our approach keeps fresh and interesting concert programs. NYO is about new ensembles, new friends and new exciting music. What can be better?
We're planning for the future
The New Youth Orchestra - San Diego Youth orchestra is rapidly becoming the premier musical ensemble experience for San Diego's young instrumentalists.
For years to come, the whole community will enjoy concerts and other exciting events sponsored by our Innovative NYO San Diego Youth Orchestra.
We all look forward to programs that contain interesting and diverse symphonic music written by major composers from all periods. These compositions will include, but will not be restricted to mainly Mozart symphony No. 40. Beethoven Symphony No. 5 etc.. We don't want to limit our young members to mainly Mozart, Beethoven or even Brahms who are composers that wrote compositions which are instantly recognized to the general public today, but we want our youth orchestra performers to experience great works like Elgar Symphony No. 2, Mahler Symphony No. 5, Martinu Symphony No. 6, Bruckner Symphony No. 3, Symphony No. 1 von Weber, Tubin Symphony No. 3, Sinfonia Walker No. 1, Schnittke Symphony No. 8 and Philip Glass Symphony No. 7.
NYO San Diego Youth Orchestra is grateful to be serving families who live in "Greater San Diego" but also those who live in coastal North County San Diego like La Jolla, Carlsbad, Oceanside, Encinitas, Solana Beach, Rancho Santa Fe, but also including Northern County inland communities like Mira Mesa Vista, San Marcos, Escondido, Rancho Bernardo, Poway, Rancho Penasquitos, Carmel Valley, 4SRanch.
rehearsal facility and administrative offices of the NYO are
conveniently located in Sorrento Valley, near the 5, 805, and 56
freeways. Ample parking is available.
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