Ensembles

Orchestra Playing

ISO offers a family of ensembles at various ability levels to serve young musicians ages 6 to 19. Placement in all ensembles is by audition. See the general descriptions below and follow the links from the ensemble names for more detailed information.


ISO Symphony

Advanced

The ISO Symphony

One of New York’s finest youth orchestras, the ISO Symphony is all-scholarship and regularly works with professional orchestra musicians. A concerto competition provides solo opportunities for members.  The Symphony Orchestra rehearses Wednesday evenings.

Audition Guidelines


Concert Orchestra

Intermediate

Concert Orchestra

The Concert Orchestra challenges young players to expand their technical skills and knowledge of the repertory. A concerto competition gives up-and-coming talent a chance to shine. The Concert Orchestra rehearses Thursday afternoon/evenings.

Audition Guidelines


Carnegie-Hill Orchestra

Beginning/Intermediate 

Carnegie Hill Orchestra

The Carnegie Hill Orchestra engages young musicians in the pleasures of making music in a first-rate ensemble playing more challenging music.  The Carnegie Hill Orchestra rehearses Monday afternoons.

Audition Guidelines


ISO Symphonic Band

Intermediate/Advanced wind, brass and percussion.

Carnegie Hill Orchestra

The ISO Symphonic Band is the only private youth wind ensemble in the New York City area. Students from the Tri-state area and from different schools (public, private and parochial) perform Traditional and contemporary works for Wind Ensembles in this high-level ensemble.

Audition Guidelines