Welcome to the Niagara Youth Orchestra Website

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     For over thirty years, the Niagara Youth Orchestra (NYO) has been offering musical training and education for young musicians in the Niagara Region and upper New York State. As an adjunct to school music programs and private lessons, the students are guided in their musical training by the professional conducting and coaching staff of the NYO. The musicians rehearse both as an orchestra and in woodwind, brass, percussion and string ensembles. The NYOA supports the Suzuki Niagara programs and also works closely with the Niagara Symphony. Experience in the NYO has fostered an appreciation of music and many members have gone on to study music, teach and perform as professionals.

     The Niagara Youth Orchestra Association is a registered non-profit charitable organization and NYO/JNYO participants pay membership fees to offset the costs of their training. Parent volunteers raise additional funds through a variety of activities. Financial assistance through special bursaries and scholarships to university, is also available.


     Membership Fees for the season are as follows:


1st Instalment:

NYO ~ $250.00 per member/$375.00 per family

JNYO ~ $200.00 per member/$300.00 per family

NYO & JNYO ~ $350.00 per family


2nd Instalment:

NYO & JNYO ~ $300.00 per member/$600 per family

     All members of the NYO are required to take regular private music lessons on the instrument they play in the orchestra. Regular private lessons are recommended for JNYO members. Rehearsals are held at Queen Mary School, 185 Carlton Street, St. Catharines for NYO members on Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., for JNYO members on Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and for Chamber members on Fridays, 6:30 to 9 p.m., as scheduled. Each player is given a schedule and is expected to attend all rehearsals and concerts.

Website Created by Kristen Clark 

Last Updated March 7, 2003

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