Youth Repertory Orchestra


Cynthia Woods, Conductor

Youth Repertory Orchestra (YRO) is open by audition to upper intermediate pre-college string, woodwind, brass and percussion players. Students placed in YRO are expected to be able to play with solid intonation and good tone quality, a variety of dynamics, and are comfortable carrying their part independently while blending with the ensemble. While orchestral assignments are made by level, not age, most members of YRO are in grades 8-12.

Rehearsals: Saturday, 1:10 - 3:00 PM in Burnes Hall

2019-2020 Concert Schedule

Sunday, December 8, 2019
8:00 PM in Jordan Hall

Thursday, March 5, 2020
7:30 PM in Jordan Hall

Saturday, June 6, 2020
2:00 PM in Jordan Hall


2019-2020 Repertoire highlights include:

Dvořák: Carnival Overture

Mozart: Overture from The Magic Flute

Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter Overture

2018-19 Repertoire highlights included:

Dvořák: Vodnik

Saint-Saëns: Bacchanale from Samson et Dalila

Smetana: Vltava

Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings in C major

Weber: Overture to Der Freischutz

Placement and Seating Audition Information

Placement auditions for YRO are held in the Spring for the following season. Additional audition times may be available in the Fall for any remaining openings.

Seating Audition Sign-up: After gaining admission to the ensemble, all YRO students will take a seating audition.  Information regarding the 2019-2020 auditions will be available August 1, 2019.


YRO Rehearsal Calendar 2019-20


Attendance is required at all regularly scheduled classes, rehearsals, dress rehearsals, and performances. Full attendance policy

Still have questions?

Contact Laura Mixter, Large Ensemble Coordinator, by email, or call the NEC Prep hotline at  (617) 585-1160.

During the academic year, YRO members can also contact the YRO student manager.