Who We Are

The InterSchool Orchestras of New York brings young instrumentalists together for inclusive, ensemble-based music making in a friendly environment. With four youth orchestras, virtually all young musicians will find the right place for themselves to create beautiful music with their peers.

Over 250 musicians

ages 6-19 play in ISO’s eight

80% of ISO’s players

receive financial aid or scholarships

Over 60% of ISO’s players

come from public or charter schools

August 1, 2019
Tribute to Howard Johnson Gets Listed in Musical America

First time for ISO in Musical America!

July 30, 2019
InterSchool Orchestras: Changing the Face of Youth Orchestra Music

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 30, 2019, New York City…The InterSchool Orchestras of New York (ISO), a nonprofit organization, is changing the face of youth orchestra music with its focus on cross-cultural genres in announcing its 2019-2020 Season in New York City.  New partnerships with many diverse and prestigious organizations highlight the rich cultural heritage of […]

July 23, 2019
Audition News

Carnegie Hill Orchestra and Concert Orchestra are full for 2019-20.  There are currently waiting lists for those orchestras. ISO Symphony: we are still accepting applications for viola, cello, and bass. Morningside Orchestra: we are still accepting applications for bass. For all ensembles: there is a waiting list for flutes and clarinets.