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.

InterSchool Orchestras of New York Announces 2019-2020 Season in New York City

The InterSchool Orchestras of New York (ISO), a nonprofit organization, has announced its 2019-2020 Season in New York City with a stellar line up of conductors. ISO serves more than 250 school-aged children and provides a nurturing environment where all children can realize their personal best, achieve high artistic standards, and share music with the community. Generous financial aid and scholarships ensure that every child can participate.

“We look forward to an extraordinary new season of music thanks to our multi-talented conductors and staff. We are starting the year with a Tribute to Howard Johnson and Gravity at Merkin Hall and have new commissions by Daniel Felsenfeld, Huang Ruo, and Arturo O’Farrill for youth orchestra. We will be doing exciting partnerships with the New York Chinese Cultural Center, Mingus and Ballet Hispanico as well as community concerts at Kumble Theater at LIU and a PhilarMonster in Brooklyn Heights and a 50th Anniversary of Earth Day Celebration with the Trinity Church Youth Chorus. We are so excited to be leading the field in cross-cultural, multi-dimension genre works for youth orchestra. The students will remember these performances for their entire lives,” said Karen Geer, ISO Executive Director.

Read the full press release

Morningside Orchestra Bowling Party

Important Information: Tuesday May 21st, 2019 4:00pm – 6:00pm Frames Bowling Lounge 550 9th Ave New York, NY   There will be a check in table when you arrive. Food will be served by the venue during our time (approx. 20 minutes into the party). Please remember to bring socks as you do not want to be wearing bowling shoes without socks! Please note the venue dress code: “We ask that all guests refrain from wearing tank tops, sweatpants, construction boots, tracksuits, or flip flops.” We look forward to a wonderful party to celebrate the end of the season and a successful Playathon!


There will not be any more ISO rehearsals for all ensembles.  Rehearsals will begin again in September. Have a wonderful end of the school year and a great summer! See you in September!

IMPORTANT: Morningside & Carnegie Hill Call Times (5/12)

Due to scheduling of theater staff Morningside & Carnegie Hill students should arrive at TriBeCa Performing Arts Center on Sunday (May 12th) at 3:30pm:   Morningside: Theater 1 – On Stage Carnegie Hill: Theater 2   Apologies for the last minute change. Thank you for your patience and understanding. 

We are looking forward to a wonderful performance.


Due to a reported case of the measles at the site of the community concert, the performance has been cancelled as the center is closed. There will be rehearsal at Congregation Ramath Orah this Thursday. See you all at Congregation Ramath Orah on Thursday!

ISO Mother’s Day Performance Information (May 12th)

Below you will find all the information regarding the Mother’s Day Performance on Sunday May 12th, 2019 at BMCC TriBeCa Performing Arts Center (199 Chambers St New York, NY 10007). Dress Rehearsals 1:30pm – 1:50pm Symphony 2:00pm – 2:20pm Concert Orchestra Carnegie Hill & Morningside 3:30pm Arrival & Location Morningside: Theater 1 – On Stage

Carnegie Hill: Theater 2

3:30pm Doors Open for Family and Friends  Performance Order 4:00pm Announcement & Introduction from Karen Geer 4:05pm Morningside Performance 4:20pm Carnegie Hill Performance 4:40pm Concert Orchestra Performance 5:05pm Symphony Performance 5:30pm Performance Ends Concert Dress: As always, white top and black pants. No jeans, sneakers, or white socks. As a reminder, the cost of ISO tickets for the Mother’s Day Concert go up $10 per seat on May 1st.  Please purchase them now to save money. Tickets for Mother’s Day Performance


This is a reminder that Public Schools are on Spring Break and therefore there are no ISO Rehearsals this week. We will see you next week! April 30th – Morningside Orchestra Community Concert May 1st – Carnegie Hill & ISO Symphony Rehearsal May 2nd – Concert Orchestra Community Concert Enjoy the beautiful weather!