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.

2018-2019 Season Announcement and Student Schedules

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.
Fall 2018 Audition Dates and Registration

Strings: Saturday, September 1, and Sunday, September 2, 11:00 AM-5:00 PM in room 303 at 35 W. 4th St.
Flutes and clarinets: Sunday, September 2, 12:00-4:00 PM in room 985 at 35 W. 4th St.
Double reeds: Sunday, September 2, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM in room 985 at 35 W. 4th St.
Brass: Sunday, September 2, 4:00-6:00 PM in room 985 at 35 W. 4th St.
Percussion: Tuesday, September 4, 7:00-10:00 PM on the 12th floor of 35 W. 4th St.

Fall 2018 NYU Orchestras Audition Sign Up Form

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS 

  • 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.
  • Flutes
    • All performance major flutes should prepare both the flute and piccolo excerpts for both NYUO¹ and NYUO².
    • Non-performance major flutes who would like to audition for all three NYU Orchestras should prepare the flute excerpts for both NYUO¹ and NYUO². For these students, the piccolo excerpts are encouraged, but not required.
  • Clarinets
    • All performance and non-performance major clarinets who would like to audition for all three NYU Orchestras should prepare the clarinet excerpts for both NYUO¹ and NYUO².
    • All performance major clarinets who have access to a bass clarinet should also prepare the bass clarinet excerpts for both NYUO¹ and NYUO².
  • 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 excerpts for both NYUO¹ and NYUO².
  • 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

Fall 2018 Audition Repertoire

Strings

Woodwinds

Brass

NYU Orchestras Fall 2018 Repertoire: Listening Resources Download

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.
  • Undergraduate students should register for MPAGC-UE 1087.002.

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

  • Graduate students should register for MPAGC-GE 2087.003.
  • Undergraduate students should register for MPAGC-UE 1087.003.
Media

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