NYU Community Orchestra


NYU Community Orchestra

The NYU Community Orchestra, an all-University ensemble directed and conducted by Prof. Roger Mahadeen, is comprised of members of the NYU Community: students of all years, schools, and majors; staff; and faculty. The NYU Community Orchestra rehearses once a week and gives one concert per semester. Membership is determined by audition.

Who Can Join

NYU students of all years, schools, and majors; NYU staff; NYU faculty; and community members are eligible to audition.

Audition Information

Fall 2018 audition dates:
Thursday, August 30, 2-6pm at 35 West 4th Street, Room 985
Friday, August 31, 2-6pm at 82 Washington Sqare East, Annex Room 220
Wednesday, September 5, 7-9:30pm at 238 Thompson Street, 5th Floor Grand Hall
Friday, September 7, 2-6pm at 238 Thompson Street, Room C91

Audition sign up sheet for all musicians

Audition requirements:

  • One selection (approximately 3 minutes) that best demonstrates your playing level and ability
  • Sight-reading

For questions, contact Meghan Todt Williams, NYU Orchestras General Manager.

Pending acceptance, you can register for the orchestra as a course for 0-3 credits.

  • Graduate students should register for MPAGC-GE 2087.001 (class number 3648).
  • Undergraduate students should register for MPAGC-UE 1087.001 (class number 11397).
Rehearsal Information

Rehearsals take place Wednesdays from 7–9:30pm at 238 Thompson St., 5th Floor Grand Hall.

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

Roger Mahadeen, Music Director
Meghan Todt Williams, NYU Orchestras General Manager

Read the Midlands Music Reviews' critique of NYU Community Orchestra music director Roger Mahadeen conducting the Stratford Virtuosi Orchestra.