Hoff-Barthelson School of Music Hosts Virtual Open Day for Youth Orchestras


Join Music Directors Jun Nakabayashi (Festival Orchestra), Robert Schwartz (Youth Symphonette, Chamber Orchestra), Joseph Piscitelli (Wind Ensemble) and Hoff-Barthelson School of Music Executive Director Ken Cole on Saturday, April 23, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. on Zoom for a lively online introduction to the four-tier youth orchestra programs of school. The discussion will include information on repertoire, educational objectives, performance times, how to prepare for auditions (only the Festival Orchestra requires auditions), and more!

Hoff-Barthelson is Westchester’s only community music school with a four-tier youth orchestra pyramid, culminating in a full symphony orchestra for secondary school students at the highest level of technical ability and musical artistry. Students hone their technical skills and musical sensitivities in the Youth Symphonette, Chamber Orchestra and Wind Ensemble with a view to becoming a member of the Festival Orchestra, reserved for auditions.

HBMS orchestras are open to all students, whether studying privately at HBMS or elsewhere.

The discussion is open to the public free of charge. To receive the Zoom RSVP link to https://bit.ly/3hkhG7v Where www.hbms.org. For more information, call 914-723-1169 or email [email protected].

Auditions for the Festival Orchestra will take place at the School on Tuesday, May 10 from 7 to 10 p.m.; Wednesday May 18, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.; and Friday, May 20 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. To visit www.hbms.org for more information on auditions.

About the Hoff-Barthelson School of Music

The Hoff-Barthelson School of Music has earned national recognition as a premier community music school for its unparalleled leadership in education, performance, and community service. With a faculty comprised of the region’s most talented teachers and artists, Hoff-Barthelson has long been one of Westchester County’s most beloved cultural resources. At Hoff-Barthelson, students find a warm and friendly music school dedicated to the highest standards of education, performance, and community service. Students of all ages, abilities and interest levels benefit from a positive and joyful learning environment; a focus on the whole person; exceptional teaching; and a multi-faceted program.

The Hoff-Barthelson School of Music is a proud recipient of ArtsWestchester through funding made possible by the Westchester County Government with the support of County Executive George Latimer. The programs are made possible, in part, by the support of the New York State Council for the Arts with support from Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.

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