Become a Part of NAYSO! 

What to know before applying.

The New Apollo Orchestra is hosted in Berkeley at Longfellow Middle School. For the 2021-22 season, rehearsals are currently planned to be held on Monday evenings from 6:30-8:30. It is important for musicians to be in attendance at every rehearsal as there are very few per each concert. 

Playing Capability

Musicians should be able to play multiple two ocatave scales on their instrument. Violinists seeking to be a first violin should be comfortable with shifting into 3rd or higher positions. Musicians should be comfortable with book 2 Suzuki or grade 3 orchestra music. If you are unsure if you fall into this category, check with a current teacher, or email the New Apollo artistic director to confirm you meet these levels. 


Applications for the 2021-2022 Season are open! Continue to the link below to apply to become a part of the New Apollo Youth Symphony Orchestra. Once submitted, the artistic director will review your application and be in contact with you.