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.

Symphony Orchestra

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.

Led by Artistic Director and Founder, Susan Kitterman, Symphony Orchestra is an advanced orchestral experience intended for students who have had extensive previous orchestral or ensemble experience.  Placement in the orchestra is by audition.
 
Participation in the Symphony 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.

Philharmonic Orchestra

 
The Philharmonic Orchestra is open to intermediate players of strings, brass, woodwind, percussion, and harp instruments.  Students in the Philharmonic Orchestra should have proficiency reading music and should be of sufficient behavioral and emotional maturity to concentrate and participate in a weekly, two hour rehearsal held on Sunday afternoons, typically from 1:00-3:00pm.
 
Led by Adam Bodony, Philharmonic Orchestra is an intermediate orchestral experience intended for students who have had previous orchestral or ensemble experience and who wish to further develop their skills in this area.  Placement in the orchestra is by audition.
 
Participation in the Philharmonic 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.

Concert Orchestra

The Concert Orchestra is open to enthusiastic string players entering a grade no higher than 8th in the upcoming fall.  Students in the Concert Orchestra should have knowledge of their instrument and be reading music to approximately the level of Suzuki book 2 or 3.  Applicants should also be of sufficient behavioral and emotional maturity to concentrate and participate in a weekly, one and a half-hour rehearsal held on Sunday afternoons, typically from 4:00-5:30pm.
 
Led by Dr. Ardis Faber, Concert Orchestra is a preparatory orchestral experience intended for students who may be new to or have limited ensemble experiences.  Placement in the orchestra is by audition.

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.