Greater New Haven Youth Ensembles

Since 1961, the Youth Ensembles Program at NMS has offered young musicians unparalleled opportunities to play with other high-achieving students, explore celebrated classical pieces and develop crucial performance skills, providing them an unforgettable creative experience while they make lifelong friends along the way. The four auditioned ensembles are directed by professional conductors and rehearse weekly. The groups draw promising string, wind and percussion players from middle and high schools throughout southern Connecticut, and play in bi-annual concerts at Yale’s historic Battell Chapel. Enrollment in music lessons at NMS is not a prerequisite for joining the GNHYE, but it is certainly encouraged.

Interested in joining the Greater New Haven Youth Ensembles? Auditions will be held on August 27 – September 1. Those interested in auditioning, please email Patty Boczer, Ensemble Manager at: pboczer@nmsnewhaven.org

 

GNHYE Rehearsal Schedules

Greater New Haven Youth Orchestra 
Greater New Haven Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Greater New Haven Concert Orchestra

 

All-City Symphonic Band

Monday4:30 - 6:00 pm. The GNH/All-City Symphonic Band is an exciting new collaboration between NMS, Yale 's Music in the Schools Initiative and New Haven Public Schools. This ensemble of dedicated wind, brass and percussion students performs traditional and contemporary works from the symphonic band repertoire. Generally for grades 7 and 8 with one to three years of individual lessons or the equivalent. Previous band experience strongly recommended.

Those interested in auditioning please email Patty at: pboczer@neighborhoodmusicschool.org

Greater New Haven Concert Orchestra

Mondays, 5:45 - 7:45 pm. An orchestral experience for dedicated intermediate string, wind and percussion students. Generally for students grades seven and up with four years of individual lessons. Weekly rehearsals include string and wind sectionals. Previous small ensemble experience strongly recommended.

Greater New Haven Symphonic Wind Ensemble

Wednesdays, 4:30 - 6 pm. An advanced ensemble comprised of winds, brass and percussion players preforming traditional and contemporary works for large symphonic wind ensemble. This ensemble is also for highly committed high school players.

Greater New Haven Youth Orchestra

Sundays, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm. One of the top youth ensembles in Connecticut, focusing on preparation of major symphonic works with several performances a year. The orchestra is for highly committed high school players. Students participate in special events and community performances. Sight reading material here.