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.
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.
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.
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.
ISO Symphonic Band
Intermediate/Advanced wind, brass and percussion.
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.