Music Ensembles

NYU Community Orchestra

The NYU Community Orchestra is a symphony orchestra comprised of NYU students and community members. Participants come from across the University with majors like Chemistry, Literature, Economics, Psychology, and Studio Art.

Who Can Join

Both music majors and non-majors participate and are eligible to join the orchestra.

Audition Information

Auditions take place before and during the first week of the fall semester.

  • Two short, contrasting pieces, approximately 1/2 page each in length
  • Sight-reading

Pending audition results, you can register for NYU Community Orchestra for 0-3 credits. An access code will be emailed to all admitted students following auditions.

Contact Meghan Todt, Orchestra Program General Manager, for more information.

Rehearsal Information

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

Performances and Concerts

Performances each semester take place at the Frederick Loewe Theatre. The Community Orchestra also performs children's’ concerts 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.


Contact Information

Meghan Todt, Orchestra Program General Manager