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School of Orchestral Studies

About the School of Orchestral Studies

Program Dates

August 2, 2021 to August 13, 2021


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The NYSSSA School of Orchestral Studies is entirely virtual for the 2021 season. 

Programming will take place on weekdays between August 2 and August 13. We anticipate approximately 2-4 hours of screen time per student each day.


Highlights for our summer program will include:

- Virtually rehearsed, recorded, and produced chamber ensemble performances with coachings from our artistic staff in which students will be a part of ALL creative aspects of this project.

- Masterclasses, studio workshops, and private lessons with members of The Philadelphia Orchestra.

- Interactive seminars on a variety of musical topics including theory, history, conducting, audition preparation, orchestral repertoire, and more.

- Streamed performances of live (tentative) and archived performances by the Philadelphia Orchestra.

Our Faculty

Strings Director
Wind and Percussion Director

Student Profiles

I would tell people to audition for NYSSSA because it's just an amazing experience. My playing advanced so much just being there and I learned new techniques that I still use. I also have stayed in contact with most of the people I met there and I'm happy to call them some of my best friends. 

NYSSSA was by far the best month of my life. It is such a rewarding program and it is the most fun that anyone with a love of music could ever have...It changed my life and it can change yours too.

A Sample Day


Check out what a day at the School of Orchestral Studies is like!