NYUO¹ and NYUO²

Ensembles

NYUO¹ and NYUO²

NYUO¹ and NYUO² are two of the premier ensembles at New York University, led by Principal Conductor Adam Glaser. NYUO¹ presents a full season of concerts every year, focusing primarily on large-scale symphonic repertoire, while NYUO² presents concerts every September through December, focusing primarily on repertoire for chamber orchestra.

Who Can Join

All Instrumental Performance majors are required to audition for placement in either NYUO¹ or NYUO². Currently matriculating non-performance majors are also eligible to participate in either orchestra, based on audition and availability. Auditions take place at the beginning of both the fall and the spring semesters.

  • Instrumental Performance majors who are NYUO² members during a given fall semester are typically placed in NYUO¹ during the following spring semester. 
  • Non-performance majors who are accepted into NYUO² for a given fall semester may be offered a position in NYUO¹ for the following spring semester based on the availability of such positions.

NYU Orchestras 2017-2018 concert schedule

Fall 2017 Audition Dates and Registration

Violin, viola, and cello: Friday, September 1, and Saturday, September 2, 10 AM-5 PM
Bass: Wednesday, September 6, 5-7 PM
Woodwinds: Friday, September 1, 12-5 PM
Brass: TBA
Percussion: Tuesday, September 5, 7-10 PM in the Percussion Penthouse

AUDITION REGISTRATION AND REQUIREMENTS

Sign-up sheet for all musicians other than performance major percussionists

  • Strings
    • Performance major strings assigned to NYUO¹ should prepare the NYUO¹ packet.
    • Performance major strings assigned to NYUO² AND non-performance major strings who would like to audition for all three NYU Orchestras should prepare the NYUO² packet.
  • Double reeds and brass
    • All performance major double reeds and brass and non-performance major double reeds and brass who would like to audition for all three NYU Orchestras should prepare the combined NYUO¹ and NYUO² packets below.
  • ALL non-performance majors who would like to audition for Community Orchestra ONLY, please see the Community Orchestra page for requirements.

Performance major percussion auditions will be scheduled separately, coordinated by Sean Statser. Performance major percussionists should prepare all of the excerpts in the combined NYUO¹ and NYUO² packet below.

Fall 2017 Audition Repertoire

Strings

Woodwinds

Brass

Percussion

Rehearsal Information

Rehearsals take place in the Global Center for Academic & Spiritual Life, 238 Thompson St., 5th Floor Grand Hall
All members are required to register for the orchestra as a course for 0-3 credits.

NYUO¹: Mondays, 12:30 PM-3:00 PM & Fridays, 9:30 AM-12:00 PM

  • Graduate students should register for MPAGC-GE 2087.002 (class number 3649).
  • Undergraduate students should register for MPAGC-UE 1087.002 (class number 11398).

NYUO²: Mondays and Thursdays, 5:00 PM-7:30 PM

  • Graduate students should register for MPAGC-GE 2087.003 (class number 3650).
  • Undergraduate students should register for MPAGC-UE 1087.003 (class number 11399).
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Contact Information

All contacts can be reached through MPAP-Orchestras@nyu.edu
Professors Stephanie Baer and Jonathan Haas, Co-Directors of NYU Orchestras
Professor Adam Glaser, Principal Conductor of NYU Orchestras
Meghan Todt
, General Manager of NYU Orchestras
Kevin Kuh, Operations Manager of NYU Orchestras