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Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestras Now in its 22nd season, the Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestras (GNOYO) is an independent nonprofit organization whose mission is to engage, educate, and foster music awareness across the community. Young musicians, ages 7 to 19, are placed by audition in GNOYO’s challenging and rewarding orchestral programs. Five orchestras and three outreach programs are offered: • Symphony • Philharmonia and North Shore Philharmonia • Sinfonia and North Shore Sinfonia • Young Artist Academy • Chamber Music Groups • Endangered Instruments Program Each season, GNOYO also presents an annual Young Soloists Concerto Competition, three major performances, community outreach concerts, and summer programs. Participants significantly improve individual performance and ensemble skills, while developing the attitudes and discipline that helps them take initiative in their schools and community. Recent seasons have included a concert at Carnegie Hall, a five-city tour of France, and collaborations with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and the New Orleans Ballet Association. GNOYO is the proud recipient of the 2006 Coming Up Taller Award and Governor’s Arts Award in Arts Education.

Summer Music Programs


Open to GNOYO members and nonmembers. No audition required. Placement is based on proficiency and the needs of the orchestra. Enrollment is on a first come basis. Space is limited. Early Enrollment deadline April 1.

Dr. Jean Montès, Music Director

Summer Music Festival Summer Music Festival teachers are professional musicians with experience working with young musicians.

Past instructors include: Strings Michel Zaitzeff, Violin Lauren Lemmler, Violin Kate Withrow, Violin Carrie Telthorst, Violin Amy Thiaville, Violin Rachel Jordan, Violin Tarrah Reynolds, Violin Mark O’Connor, Violin Carl Lacoste, Viola Bruce Owen, Viola Tanya Anisimova, Cello Sarah Montès, Cello David Rosen, Cello Allen Nisbet, Cello Susan Millar, Cello Helen Gillet, Cello Jeb Stewart, Bass Dave Anderson, Bass Cathy Anderson, Harp

Woodwinds Jane Gabka, Oboe Patti Adams, Flute John Reeks, Clarinet Stacy Salay, Bassoon Sarah Schettler, Flute






Brass Fred Wild, Horn Vance Woolf, Trumpet Greg Miller, Trombone Matt Wright, Trombone Bob Nunez, Tuba

Percussion Dave Salay James Atwood

Piano & Chamber Music Frankie Kelly

Dr. Jean Montès, Conductor Dr. Kent Jensen, Conductor

Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestras 7100 St. Charles Ave., Suite 207, New Orleans, LA 70118 Phone 504.861.1801 • Fax 504.861.1806

In collaboration with

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Summer Music Festival GNOYO’s 19th annual Summer Music Festival will feature two ensembles:

• String Orchestra - ages 7 - 12 • Full Orchestra - ages 12 - 19 Students will have an opportunity to learn from some of the most talented professional musicians in the country. Benefits also include: • small group instruction • numerous performance opportunities • social interaction with other talented musicians. A staff of musicians will lead daily sectionals and pedagogy classes, and play with the students at all rehearsals and performances. Program dates: Monday-Friday, June 5-9 Location: Loyola University New Orleans 6363 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 70118 Registration: Monday, June 5, 8:30 am Tentative Rehearsal & Class Hours: Monday - Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Friday - 8:30 am - 1:00 pm Interactive Lecture Recitals Monday - Thursday1-2 pm Concerts: Chamber Music Ensembles Thursday, June 8, 1-3 pm Final Performance Friday, June 9, 11:15 am Potluck Lunch Friday, June 9, 12 pm Enrollment: open to students who play one of the following instruments: String Orchestra - violin, viola, cello, bass, harp Full Orchestra - violin, viola, cello, bass, harp, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, French horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, percussion

Fees: $295Tuition - early enrollment (by April 1) $350Tuition (after April 1)

This program is sponsored by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council. The grant is administered through the Arts Council of New Orleans.

Summer Orchestras GNOYO’s 7th annual Summer Orchestras program includes six weekly rehearsals and a free community outreach concert. Young musicians will be offered musical training vital to their personal growth, nurturing their collaborative and leadership skills, emotional expression and creativity. Guided by a professional staff of conductors and coaches, an enduring appreciation for classical music is instilled in each student. This intensive training enriches the participants’ lives in any career path they choose and serves them well in any musical endeavor. Program Dates: Tuesdays, June 27 - August 1st Location: Loyola University New Orleans 6363 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 70118 Rehearsals: June 27 - July 25, 6:30 - 8 pm Free public performance: August 1, 7:30 pm Enrollment: open to students who play one of the following instruments: violin viola cello bass harp

flute oboe clarinet bassoon

trumpet trombone tuba french horn percussion

Fees: $150 Tuition - early enrollment (by April 1) $225 Tuition (after April 1)

Summer Music Programs Application Check program(s) applying for: ______ Summer Music Festival ______ Summer Orchestras Name___________________________________________ Last


Age____________________ Grade___________________ ________________________________________________ Home Address Apt. ________________________________________________ City



Parent/Guardian(s)________________________________ Phone___________________________________________ Home phone


Parent’s Email ___________________________________ School __________________________________________ Instrument(s)________________ Years of Study________ Music Teacher____________________________________ Phone_________________ Email_____________________ Private Lesson Teacher ____________________________ Phone_________________ Email_____________________

T-Shirt Size (circle one): Youth Small Youth Med. Youth Large Adult Small Adult Med. Adult Large Adult XL Fax to: 504.861.1806 or Email to Mail to: GNOYO, 7100 St. Charles Ave., Suite 207, New Orleans, LA 70118

GNOYO Summer Fest/ Summer Orchestra Brochure  
GNOYO Summer Fest/ Summer Orchestra Brochure