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


2021-2022 Highlights include:

Verdi: La Forza del Destino Overture

Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, mvt 1

Clancy: Of Chestnuts


2020-2021 Highlights included:

Rossini: Barber of Seville

Beethoven: Coriolan Overture


2019-2020 Highlights included:

Dvořák: Carnival Overture

Mozart: Overture from The Magic Flute

Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter Overture


Placement and Seating Audition Information

Seating Audition Sign-up: After placement into YRO, all students will take a seating audition. Seating audition information is sent to all registered YRO students. More information will be available soon!

2022-2023 Calendar

Complete Schedule

Concert Dates:

Monday, December 19, 2022

Tuesday March 7, 2023

Sunday May 7, 2023


  • Attendance is required at all regularly scheduled classes, rehearsals, dress rehearsals, and performances be it virtually or in-person. Students are expected to be ready to begin on-time. Attendance will be taken at the beginning of each session.
  • Anyone arriving/logging-in more than 30 minutes late or leaving/logging-out 30 minutes early will be considered absent from the entire rehearsal or class.
  • No more than 3 absences per semester are allowed and notice must be given at least two weeks prior by submitting an Absence Request Form to the NEC Prep offices. Absence request forms can be submitted to the Ensemble Manager at
  • Read our full attendance policy here: