The Symphony Orchestra is open to advanced players of strings, brass, woodwind, percussion, and harp instruments. Students in the Symphony Orchestra should have excellent proficiency in reading music and should be of sufficient behavioral and emotional maturity to concentrate and participate in a weekly, three hour rehearsal held on Sunday afternoons, typically from 1-4pm.
The New World Youth Orchestras' mission is to develop the musical talent and nurture the personal growth of young people in Indianapolis and central Indiana through the rehearsal and performance of orchestral masterworks, both traditional and contemporary.
Participation in the Concert Orchestra is not intended to replace school or private music lessons. Students are expected to continue to take weekly private lessons and participate in their school ensembles.