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The New Haven Symphony Orchestra (NHSO) and Neighborhood Music School (NMS) have launched a collaborative orchestral fellowship program for their community’s most talented high school music students. The program will provide selected members of NMS’s Greater New Haven Youth Orchestra with specialized learning and performance opportunities from the NHSO. Eight students will also receive full scholarships to participate in the NMS Youth Orchestra.
NMS’s Greater New Haven Youth Orchestra is one of the top youth ensembles in Connecticut, focused on preparation of major symphonic works with several performances a year. The orchestra is for highly committed high school players who participate in special events and community performances each semester.
As part of this new collaboration, eight full scholarships to participate in the Youth Orchestra will be awarded to students who play French horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, double bass, or percussion.
Interested students should call Patty Boczer, Manager, Greater New Haven Youth Orchestra, at 203.624.5189 x11 to schedule an audition time.
These scholarship students will be automatically enrolled into the NHSO Orchestral Fellowship Program. Other members of the Youth Orchestra may apply to the Fellowship Program by submitting an essay outlining their passion for music and explaining why they would be an ideal candidate for the program.
The NHSO Orchestral Fellows will be given free tickets to NHSO concerts, attend open rehearsals, participate in workshops with NHSO New Generation Artists and Music Director William Boughton, and perform at pre-concert Student Showcases. They will be offered positions on the NHSO Junior Board, where they will receive hands on experience behind the scenes at NHSO concerts, assist with instrument discovery zones, and learn about orchestral management.