Adam Bodony
Artistic Director

Janette Brown
Executive Director

Susan Kitterman
Founder and Artistic Director Emeritus

Orchestras

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 1:00-4:00pm.

Led by Artistic Director Adam Bodony, 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.
 
 
Rehearsals & Concerts
Symphony Orchestra rehearsals occur on Sundays from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. from September through May, with time off for traditional school holidays. Typically the orchestra rehearses in Lilly Hall on the campus of Butler University. Symphony Orchestra participates in three to four concerts per year.
 
Repertoire
Music selected is that of a typical college orchestra level; past repertoire includes:
- Pictures at an Exhibition, M. Mussorgsky
- Capriccio Espagnol, N. Rimsky-Korsakov
- Gloria, F. Poulenc
- Appalachian Spring, A. Copland
- Symphony No. 5, L. Beethoven
 
Guest artists
Guest artists of international stature come to solo with Symphony Orchestra. Some past guest artists include Corey Cerovsek, Janos Starker, and Allen Vizzutti, among others.
 
Sectionals
Guest clinicians and master class coaches, who are members of the Indianapolis Symphony and Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, professors of local music schools, work with the students throughout the year. 
 
Opportunities
There are also opportunities to participate in chamber ensembles and compete in our Young Artist Competition, which is open to student musicians throughout Indiana. Click here to read more about the Young Artist Competition.
 
Tuition
This is a tuition-based organization. Click here to read more about our rates.  Limited scholarships are available in cases of financial need. To read more about financial aid opportunities, see the tuition page. 
 
Apply
To download an application and to learn more about application procedures, click here.  For more information about the New World Youth Orchestras, and Symphony Orchestra, please contact Artistic Director Adam Bodony at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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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 Dan Whisler, 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.

 
 
Rehearsals & Concerts
Philharmonic Orchestra rehearsals occur on Sundays from 1:45 to 3:45 p.m. from September through May, with time off for traditional school holidays. Typically the orchestra rehearses in Lilly Hall on the campus of Butler University. Philharmonic Orchestra participates in three to four concerts per year as part of the New World Youth Orchestras concert series.
 
Repertoire
Music selected is that of a typical high school or college orchestra level; past repertoire includes:
- Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus, L. Beethoven
- Rhosymedre, R. Vaughan Williams
- Symphony No. 3 (“Unfinished”), A. Borodin
 
Sectionals
Guest clinicians and master class coaches, who are members of the Indianapolis Symphony and Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, professors at local music schools, work with the students throughout the year. 
 
Opportunities
There are also opportunities to compete in our Young Artist Competition and Philharmonic Concerto Competition.  Click here to read more about the competitions. 
 
Tuition
This is a tuition-based organization. Click here to read more about our rates.  Limited scholarships are available in cases of financial need. To read more about financial aid opportunities, see the tuition page.
 
Apply
To download an application and to learn more about application procedures, click here.  For more information about the New World Youth Orchestras, and Philharmonic Orchestra, please contact  Artistic Director Adam Bodony at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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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 3:30-5:00 pm.
 
Led by Mr. Joel Powell, 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.
 


Rehearsals & Concerts
Concert Orchestra rehearsals occur on Sundays from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. from September through May, with time off for traditional school holidays. Typically the orchestra rehearses in Lilly Hall on the campus of Butler University. Concert Orchestra participates in three concerts per year as part of the New World Youth Orchestras concert series.

Repertoire
Sample repertoire:

Blue Danube Waltz
     Strauss (arr. R. Longfield)
Allegro Giocoso from Symphony No. 4, Op. 98
     Brahms (arr. D. Monday)
Serenade for Strings in C Major, Op. 48
     Tchaikovsky (arr. E. Del Borgo and B. Chase)
 
Sectionals
Guest clinicians and master class coaches, who are
respected private and school teachers from the central
Indiana area work with the students throughout the year.
 
Tuition
This is a tuition-based organization. Click here to read more about our rates.  Limited scholarships are available in cases of financial need. To read more about financial aid opportunities, see the tuition page.
 
Apply
To download an application and to learn more about application procedures, click here.  For more information about the New World Youth Orchestras, and Concert Orchestra, please contact  Artistic Director Adam Bodony at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
 

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