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Become a Part of NAYSO! 

What to know before applying.

The New Apollo Orchestra is hosted in Berkeley at Longfellow Middle School. For the 2022-23 season, we will be having two separate orchestras! Rehearsals for the Senior Orchestra are currently planned to be held on Sunday evenings from 5:00-7:00. The Junior Orchestra will meet on Monday evenings from 6:00-8:00. It is important for musicians to be in attendance at every rehearsal as there are limited rehearsals per each concert. 

Playing Capability

Senior Orchestra: Musicians should be able to play multiple two octave 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. 

Junior Orchestra: Musicians should be able to play a one octave D major scale on their instrument. All musicians should be at least able to read music on their A, D and G strings. 

If you are unsure which orchestra you would fit into, check with a current teacher, or email the New Apollo artistic director at to confirm where you would be placed.


Applications for the 2022-2023 Season are now open!

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