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NYO New Youth Orchestra San Diego
Ensembles
San Diego Youth Orchestra



Bello level
for Exceptional Performers  


NYO San Diego Premier Symphony 


Conducted by John Ramirez & Assistant Conducted by Miguel Ramirez

NYO New Youth Orchestra Program - San Diego Premier Symphony is for the very highest advanced level performers. This world class youth orchestra was created to allow the most exceptional young musicians to join together and perform at a very high technical and artistic level. By design, it has a well balanced combination of string, woodwind, brass and percussion sections as it performs major symphonic repertoire. 


This energetic and capable ensemble is unlimited for its potential to reach the highest quality levels in performance both technically and artistically and will strive to match the standards and traditions that have been set by examples of major European orchestras of the world including: Berlin Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw Amsterdam, London Symphony, Orchestre de Paris, Staatskapelle Dresden, Bavarian Radio Symphony, Vienna Philharmonic as well as outstanding American orchestra including Boston Symphony, Cleveland Symphony, Chicago Symphony.


The age cap of this ensemble will be limited to 25, and the participants will mainly consist of mature young adults but may accept exceptional young musicians as young as 15. Yearly tuition cost $750



Rated 5 Stars - Excellent by NYO student member Jason Hurlbut:


Nothing can be more satisfying for a young musician than a rehearsal with one NYO's top ensembles. The instructors' attention to the smallest details of whatever piece is being worked on, respect for the composers' intentions and belief in the abilities of every student creates an experience that is both challenging and rewarding, all the while maintaining a cordial, even jovial, atmosphere. Whether it be an intense chamber music session (and by intense I mean two-hours-spent-perfecting-fifteen-seconds-of-music intense) or listening to recordings of a symphony (with pizza!) and discussing as a group how our performance could improve, I am always sure to be welcomed at NYO by a community where true talent is appreciated.





NYO San Diego Select Wind Ensemble 


Conducted by John Ramirez


NYO New Youth Orchestra Program - San Diego Select Wind Ensemble will provide an opportunity for advanced wind and percussion students to come together to explore the rich literature written specifically for the wind ensemble tradition. Yearly tuition cost $750


The age cap of this ensemble will be limited to 25, and the participants will mainly consist of mature young adults but may accept exceptional young musicians as young as 15. 


Rated 5 Stars - Excellent by NYO parent member Aida Bohm: 


NYO's philosophy and its flawless execution has been a blessing to our daughter's musical advancement. We came from SDYS (San Diego Youth Symphony) and there is no comparison, as to actual musical training. At SDYS, it was more a commercial experience, where simply the reputation and longevity was a plus, but there were so many kids there that it was impossible for our kid to receive an appropriate growth and coaching. At NYO, there is always an adequate amount of challenge and with that professional and careful coaching offered. My daughter is looking forward to rehearsals and is always confident on all concert performances. Our teacher recommended us to join there, and we are very pleased and would recommend everybody else to join.


NYO Chamber Program  


Directed by Mario Ramirez


NYO New Youth Orchestra - NYO Chamber Music Program. The New Youth Orchestra is inviting San Diego’s youth performers to participate in the NYO Chamber Ensembles. This program was created to allow the most talented young musicians in the NYO organization to join together and perform in small and mid-size groups. There is no cost to participate in this program, it's included in the Bello Program.


Ottimo level 
for Advanced Performers 


NYO Elite Symphony  

Conducted by John Ramirez 

NYO New Youth Orchestra Program - Elite Symphony, for High-Intermediate to Advanced Level Performers. Members of this group will enjoy the full youth orchestra experience in a full sized ensemble. Students will benefit as they are presented with unique opportunities and challenges when they learn the specially chosen orchestral literature. Yearly tuition cost $750
For ages 12 up



Rated 5 Stars - Excellent by NYO student member 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.





Crescente level 
for High-Intermediate Performers 


NYO Junior Elite Symphony 

Conducted by Miguel Ramirez  

NYO New Youth Orchestra Program - Junior Elite Symphony, for Intermediate to High-Intermediate Level String, Wind and Percussion Performers. This full youth orchestra trains performers who have solid technical performance and reading skills.


Students should have minimum of three years of private lessons and are expected to have previous ensemble experience. 
Yearly tuition cost $750
For ages 9 up



Rated 5 Stars - Excellent by NYO parent member Steve Rosenbaum: 

The New Youth Orchestra is a unique and special organization 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 musicians.


My daughter loves to play with this organization and I am so happy we are members!




NYO Concert Band  

Conducted by John Ramirez 


NYO New Youth Orchestra Program - Concert Band is an intermediate level ensemble of woodwind, brass and percussion performers who have had two or more years of wind ensemble experience. Yearly tuition cost $750 
For ages 9 up


Rated 5 Stars - Excellent by NYO parent member Ken Evans: 


NYO's pursuit for excellence has challenged both of our children to become more competent as musicians. Mario, John and Miguel Ramirez like to do things right! They inspire members to do more and be more! The challenge is always met with an outstanding performance at the end of each semester. We are impressed with the management and the quality of training. Our kids look forward to every Saturday practice- a highlight of the week!


Inizio level
for Intermediate Performers 



NYO Orchestra 1 


Conducted by Miguel Ramirez 


NYO New Youth Orchestra Program - Orchestra 1, for intermediate level string players. This youth string chamber orchestra prepares those who play violin, cello viola and bass and need orchestral experience and training. They will perform at all season concerts along with the other NYO ensembles. 


Students should have minimum of one year of private lessons and are not expected to have previous ensemble experience. 
Yearly tuition cost $750


For ages 7 up