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. As they explore celebrated classical pieces and develop crucial performance skills, students are provided with an unforgettable creative experience while they make lifelong friends along the way. These auditioned ensembles are directed by professional conductors and rehearse weekly. Enrollment in music lessons at NMS is not a prerequisite for joining the GNHYE, but it is certainly encouraged.

 

Greater New Haven Youth Orchestra

Netta Hadari, conductor

One of the top youth ensembles in Connecticut, the Youth Orchestra’s focus is to be a tool to fight racism and sexism in society, leading students toward achieving their personal potential for artistic beauty and to foster a sense of fairness and unity through the actions of making music. The orchestra is for highly committed high school players.

2020-2021 planned repertoire includes Strum, Jesse Montgomery; Elegy, Carlos Simon; and Chamber Symphony (String Quartet No. 8), Dmitri Shostakovich.

Greater New Haven Concert Orchestra

Marvin Warshaw, conductor

During this time of continued remote learning, the Concert Orchestra is geared towards developing the instrumental skills needed to play together well. String students will experience fun and rewarding repertoire and learn instrumental techniques to continue development towards high school level ensembles.

2020-2021 planned repertoire includes Lord of the Dance, Polar Express, and Symphony No. 25, Mozart.

Please contact us to learn more about the Greater New Haven Youth Ensembles.