Festival Orchestra Auditions – September 2022

Hoff-Barthelson Music School will hold auditions for string, oboe, bassoon, horn and trumpet players for the 2022-2023 season of the School’s Festival Orchestra on Tuesday, September 6, 2022, from 7:00-10:00 pm, at the School, 25 School Lane, Scarsdale, NY.

Hoff-Barthelson’s Festival Orchestra is a full symphonic orchestra for high school students at the highest level of technical ability and musical artistry. Under the direction of Jun Nakabayashi, the Festival Orchestra performs three concerts annually; two are with guest artists of international stature. The Orchestra meets on Tuesday evenings from 7:15 – 9:30 pm. Members of the Orchestra participate in sectional coachings with musicians from the New York Philharmonic. Students not yet in high school but who demonstrate exceptional ability and maturity may also audition.

For information about audition requirements and to reserve an audition time, click here.

Students and their parents are invited to attend a Youth Orchestras Virtual Open House, on Monday, August 22, 2022, at 7:00 pm on Zoom where they can learn about the School’s four-tiered orchestral program and how to prepare for auditions for the Festival Orchestra. RSVP here to receive the Zoom link.