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Conductors & Coaches

Matthew Rotjan>>

Brian Thompson>>
Viola Teaching Artist

Marisol Espada>>
Cello Teaching Artist

Marc Szammer>>
Upper Strings Teaching Artist


Tuesdays, 4:30-5:45
Broadway Presbyterian Church
601 West 114th St.


Registration $75
Tuition $1,315
Program and Concert Fee $500

Financial Aid


Morningside Orchestra

Led by Matthew Rotjan, the Morningside Orchestra motivates young musicians to work together to make music. Repertoire ranges from age-appropriate original compositions to standard classical works arranged for young players. The orchestras for young people  provide a strong grounding in fundamental and necessary orchestral concepts in a community-oriented and goal-centered environment. Players should have started private lessons and possess basic skills, including the ability to read music. These ensembles prepare students for advancement and growth through each of the subsequent ISO ensembles.

An audition is required for membership, as are registration and tuition fees.


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Hear them play:

Clark – Clash and Roar (with the Queens East Orchestra)

*Near subway stops for the 1 train, M104 and M10 buses