Audition for San Diego's finest youth teaching orchestra & band organization
. 2017-2018 Season Auditions for new members scheduled for June 10th & 17th, 2017 .
2017-2018 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 June 10th & 17th, 2017 at the San Diego Youth Performing Arts 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 Program 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 June will be for both ensemble placement and seating.
Multi Category Solo Competition for all Instruments and Levels
2nd round of the 2017 NYO Solo Competition scheduled on June 11, 2017
Congratulations to the NYO Program members who have been selected to move on to the 2nd round of the 2017 NYO Solo Competition. For the most current information list of 2nd round participants, please visit the Competition Update Page.
The NYO Solo Competition invites all San Diego community string and wind performers ages 7 to 18 who can compete in their respective categories. Deadline for this years competition has passed. For those interested in the 2018 NYO Solo Competition, registration will open up again on November 1, 2017.
To learn more about the New Youth Orchestra solo competition, please use the link below.
NYO New Youth Orchestra Spring Concerts for 2017 is June 3rd, 2017
Elite Series Concert 1:00 pm & Premier Select Series Concert 6:00 pm
This Spring 2017 concerts will mark the end of the 2016-2017 NYO New Youth Orchestra Program 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 Program ensembles. These events will include performances by the San Diego Premier Symphony, San Diego Select Wind Ensemble, Elite Symphony, Junior Elite Symphony, Orchestra 1 and Concert Band. We look forward to this great event and hope that all NYO families, friends and fans from throughout San Diego will come join us in this wonderful Spring 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 Spring concert day. The first event will be the Elite Series Concert, which represents the intermediate level ensembles starting at 1:00 pm on Saturday, June 3rd, 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 June 3rd, 2017.
NYO's San Diego Premier Symphony will be performing Scheherazade Symphonic Suite by Nikolai Rimsey-Korsakov at the Spring Concert 2017.
This is your invitition to attend a beautiful performance of Scheherazade Symphonic Suite by Nikolai Rimsey-Korsakov. Be ready to be amazed as San Diego Premier Symphony performs this wonderfully poetic and mesmerising piece. The advanced level Spring concert event is scheduled Saturday June 3rd 2017 at 6:00 pm.
Scheherazade Op. 35, is a symphonic suite composed by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov in 1888 and based on One Thousand and One Nights, sometimes known as The Arabian Nights. This orchestral work combines two features typical of Russian music and of Rimsky-Korsakov in particular: dazzling, colorful orchestration and an interest in the East, which figured greatly in the history of Imperial Russia, as well as orientalism in general. It is considered Rimsky-Korsakov's most popular work.
This is a great 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.
San Diegos Best Youth Orchestra and Band Ensemble Training
San Diego Youth Orchestra - NYO New Youth Orchestra Program (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.
Watch and listen to our members explain there view of their experiences.
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
Great Ensembles, Great Instruction, Great atmosphere and Great Organization
Experience What's Great about Us
4 Orchestras, 2 Wind Ensembles, Chamber Music Program, Music Studies Program, Multi-Level Solo Competition, Winter & Spring Concert Events, Summer Camp, Community Outreach Program
The San Diego Youth Orchestra organization 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 concert
programs fresh and interesting. San Diego Youth Orchestra - NYO New Youth Orchestra Program is about new ensembles, new friends and new exciting music.
What can be better?
Be Heard, Be Taught, Be Challenged and Be Inspired
Here at NYO, we
don’t "Supersize" our groups and we
don’t stuff our members in ensemble rehearsals like sardines. We believe the smaller sized groups throughout our program allow every member to be heard during practice time,
therefore making it possible for our conductors and coaches to better
assist each performer.
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
NYO organization that is run by (100%) musicians. This creates a
unique and rich learning environment where young performers are surrounded by
our passionate musician staff members. All who have dedicated there lives to
musical performance and teaching.
Get the full inside view of NYO, visit our online brochure
A Window into San Diego's Finest
Training & Performing Organization
San Diego Youth Orchestra - NYO New Youth Orchestra Program sets no limitations for our members, always challenging them with a higher standard while providing exceptional instruction and opportunities so they become whole musicians. Our members are surrounded by like minded young individuals who share a common passion for music and together we accomplish great things.
Please these onlline brochure pages, they can provide you with a unique look into our great organization.
San Diego Youth Orchestra's parent and student members say it all
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
San Diego Youth Orchestra's parent members and advanced ensemble
student members say it all. They're all eager to tell the world how
great it is to be a part of the New
"The New Youth Orchestra is a unique and special organizati
on for young musicians. The quality of instruction is excellent and it is easy to see that every one of the principal staff, as well as each specialist, cares deeply for the the kids and their development as world-class players. The rehearsals are intensive and enjoyable learning experiences for each of the orchestra members. Finally, the sound of each of the orchestras
(divided by levels), as evidenced at their semi annual concerts, is
beyond what you would ever expect from ensembles composed of such young
"My daughter loves to play with this organization and I am so happy we are members!"
San Diego Youth Orchestra's NYO New Youth Orchestra Program is a multi-tiered program. Dividing all of the NYO ensembles and grouping 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.
Keep Current with our Newsletter and other News Stories
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.
Make a payment for the NYO 2016 - 2017 Season Tuition
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