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NOYO offers five large ensembles—the Philharmonia Orchestra, Sinfonietta Strings, Wind Symphony, Amati Strings, and Symphonic Band—during the concert season.

Sinfonietta Strings

Sinfonietta Strings

The Sinfonietta Strings, directed by Mrs. Peggie Willett, is an intermediate strings-only orchestra. In Sinfonietta Strings, musicians refine their technical skills and cultivate the sensitive listening and expressive capabilities that will serve them throughout their lives. NOYO accepts Sinfonietta auditions...

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Amati Strings

Amati Strings

The Amati Strings, directed by Mrs. Katie Holaway, is an ensemble for string musicians with at least one year of playing experience. Amati musicians refine technical fundamentals, develop leadership skills, and strengthen their ensemble musicianship. NOYO accepts Amati Strings auditions...

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Philharmonia Orchestra

Philharmonia Orchestra

Directed by Dr. Antoine T. Clark, the Philharmonia Orchestra is a full symphonic orchestra, NOYO’s most advanced traditional ensemble. This orchestra performs standard repertoire and one world premiere by NOYO’s composer-in-residence each season. NOYO accepts Philharmonia Orchestra auditions on all...

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Collective Creation Workshop

Collective Creation Workshop

In this collaboration with the MAD* Factory, our students will come together to create a meaningful piece of musical theatre. This is a year-long workshop that meets on Wednesday afternoons in Lorain. Maximum enrollment is 15 participants. Please click here to...

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Wind Symphony

Wind Symphony

The Wind Symphony, directed by Mrs. Rachel Boettler, is an intermediate concert band, the only one of its kind in Lorain County. It affords woodwind, brass, and percussion players the opportunity to play exciting literature in a dynamic instructional context....

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Symphonic Band

Symphonic Band

The Symphonic Band is an advanced wind ensemble under the direction of Mr. Brett Benzin. NOYO’s newest large ensemble, it plays high-level band repertoire with an emphasis on energy and dynamism. NOYO accepts Symphonic Band auditions on woodwind, brass, and...

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