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 four

80% of ISO’s players

receive financial aid or scholarships

Over 60% of ISO’s players

come from public or charter schools

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 […]

May 13, 2020
ISO Partners with Food Bank For New York City for “Playing for Hope” Benefit Concert

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New York City…The InterSchool Orchestras of New York (ISO), a nonprofit organization, is having an online Playing for Hope Benefit Concert on May 15th at 7:30 p.m. Fifty percent of the net proceeds will be donated to the Food Bank For New York City. We are asking for a $20 donation to […]

October 31, 2019
Winter Celebration at Symphony Space Features ISO Collaboration with Mingus Dynasty

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Young musicians from InterSchool Orchestras of New York present a Winter Celebration featuring a collaboration with Mingus Dynasty and Renée Manning The Winter Celebration concert features the four levels of orchestras in InterSchool Orchestrasof New York including Morningside, Carnegie Hill, Concert Orchestra and the ISO Symphony, conducted by Dr. Matt Rotjan, Steve […]