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Audition Announcement

The New Bedford Symphony Youth Orchestras will be holding auditions for new students, as well as for returning students wishing to move up to a higher ensemble, on June 20 & 21. The auditions will be held at UMass Dartmouth's College of Visual & Performing Arts (Parking Lot 7) and will run from 4:00pm - 8:00pm each day.

To schedule an audition, please contact NBSYO. Please consult the Auditions page of the NBSYO website for each ensemble's audition requirements.

Meet the NBSYO!

The New Bedford Symphony Youth Orchestra program was established in 2008 under the auspices of the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra.

The New Bedford Symphony Youth Orchestras (NBSYO) bring together young musicians from across Southeastern Massachusetts region to participate in an educational and artistic experience in a full orchestra setting. Membership is open to all students of school age through age 21.

The NBSYO is made up of five ensembles, plus a chamber music program. Students are placed into the appropriate level ensemble by audition. Auditions can be scheduled at any time during the year (see Auditions and Program Info page). All NBSYO musicians must be members in good standing in their school instrumental music programs.

The NBSYO season runs from September to May, with four scheduled concerts, including a side-by-side performance with the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra at their December Holiday Pops concerts at the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center. Other performance opportunities include chamber music performances at community events throughout the year, as well as performances at NBSYO functions.

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