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

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 […]

October 28, 2019
ISO Presents Philharmonster Concert for Halloween

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Young musicians from all over New York City under the baton of conductors Steven Rochen and Dr. Matthew Rotjan, and special guest Renee Manning, will come together to present this spooky and spine-tingling performance. This Halloween themed community concert will feature some of New York’s up and coming musical talent, ages ranging […]