NYU Community Orchestra


About the Orchestra

Roger Mahadeen, Music Director. The NYU Community Orchestra is a symphony orchestra comprised of New York University students and community members. Both music majors and non-majors participate and are eligible to join the orchestra.


Auditions take place before and during the first week of the fall semester. Audition requirements are listed on the current student auditions ensemble page here.

Pending Audition results, students can register for NYU COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA for 0-3 credits. An access code will be emailed to all students admitted following auditions. Contact Meghan Todt, Orchestra Program General Manager, for more information.


Wednesdays: 7–9pm; 9–9:30pm sectionals
Rehearsals take place in the Steinhardt Education Building located at 35 West 4th Street Rm 303.


Performances each semester take place at the Frederick Loewe Theatre. The Community Orchestra also performs children's concerts for young people in Greenwich Village and Lower Manhattan, and participates in special events like the All-University Holiday Sing and for residents at local hospitals and senior centers.

The diversity of this all-university ensemble is reflected in its membership.

Following is a list of schools represented within the Orchestra:
The Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
The College of Arts and Science
The Stern School of Business
The Tisch School of the Arts
The School of Continuing and Professional Studies
The Gallatin School of Individualized Study
The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
The Ehrenkranz School of Social Work

Members of the NYU Orchestra are majoring in:
International Business
Anthropology Mathematics
Biology Music
Business Administration
Music Business
Music Education
Music History
Music Technology
Comparative Literature
Neural Science
Computer Science
Performing Arts
Drama Philosophy
Economics Physics
Engineering Politics
English Psychology
Ethnomusicology Sociology
Film and Television
Special Education
Studio Art
Information Systems
Theater Direction