Who We Are

The InterSchool Orchestras of New York brings young instrumentalists together for inclusive, ensemble-based music making in a friendly environment. With three youth orchestras, virtually all young musicians will find the right place for themselves to create beautiful music with their peers.  Beginning Fall 2020 ISO has joined forces with Third Street Music School, forming the ISO at Third Street programs.

Over 200 musicians

ages 6-19 play in ISO’s three
ensembles

80% of ISO’s players

receive financial aid or scholarships

Over 60% of ISO’s players

come from public or charter schools

April 4, 2021
Now registering for the 2021-2022 Season!

Greetings! Welcome to the 50th Anniversary of the Interschool Orchestras of New York! We invite you to become a member of one of the most prestigious and historic youth orchestras in the entire country. Alumni of ISO are members of some of the greatest orchestras in the world and you could follow in their footsteps. […]

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April 3, 2021
THIRD STREET MUSIC SCHOOL AND INTERSCHOOL ORCHESTRAS JOIN FORCES TO CREATE LARGEST YOUTH ENSEMBLE PROGRAM IN NYC

New York, September 29, 2020 – Third Street Music School Settlement today announces that InterSchool Orchestras of New York (ISO) will come under its umbrella to form the largest and most expansive youth ensemble program in New York City. With a combined 175 years of experience in music education, this partnership galvanizes the missions of […]

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June 24, 2020
Welcome to ISO!

We are a series of tiered orchestras ranging from beginners to pre-college level musicians. Here at ISO, we pioneer forward-thinking teaching methods coupled with classic technical foundations. Providing a student experience which is unmatched, we are delivering ensemble-based learning during the COVID-pandemic. Despite the challenges of the spring 2020 season, we accomplished a ground-breaking virtual […]

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