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New Bedford Symphony Youth Orchestras

New Bedford Symphony Youth Orchestras

Symphony Orchestra

The Symphony Orchestra is a full orchestra made up of advanced players of all orchestral instruments. The repertoire studied and performed encompasses a wide range of orchestral styles and time periods. Sectional coaching sessions are a part of the regular rehearsal schedule.

Mondays 6:00pm – 8:30pm Tuition: $200 per semester


Repertory Orchestra

The Repertory Orchestra is an intermediate level ensemble open to players of all orchestral instruments. The focus of this orchestra is on the development of individual and ensemble performance skills in a full orchestra setting.

Mondays 6:00pm – 8:30pm Tuition: $175 per semester


Debut Orchestra

The Debut Orchestra is an early intermediate ensemble open to players of all orchestral instruments with established basic playing and music reading skills. The focus of this group is the development of ensemble performance skills, as well as preparation for performances throughout the year.

Saturdays 10:00am – 12:00 noon Tuition: $150 per semester


Preparatory String Ensemble

The Preparatory String Ensemble is an elementary ensemble open to players of all stringed instruments with established basic playing and music reading skills. The focus of this group is the development of ensemble performance skills, as well as preparation for performances throughout the year.

Saturdays 10:30 - 12:00 noon Tuition: $150 per semester


Poco Strings

Poco Strings I is a beginning string ensemble focusing on the development of proper playing technique and ear training. Poco Strings II is open to students with at least one year of playing experience. The focus of this group is the development of music reading skills.

Saturdays 9:00am – 9:45am (Poco I) ~ 10:00am - 10:45am (Poco II) Tuition: $125 per semester


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Rehearsals for all orchestras are held at the College of Visual and Performing Arts, UMass Dartmouth.

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