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Hoff-Barthelson Music School Holds Auditions For Its Festival Orchestra

Students invited to be a part of one of the finest high school orchestras in the United States.

Hoff-Barthelson Music School Holds Auditions For Its Festival Orchestra

Hoff-Barthelson Music School will hold in-person auditions for the 2022-2023 season of the School's Festival Orchestra on Tuesday, May 10, 7-10 pm; Wednesday, May 18, 7-10 pm; and Friday, May 20, 5-8 pm, at the School, located at 25 School Lane in Scarsdale.

Hoff-Barthelson's Festival Orchestra is a full symphonic orchestra for high school students at the highest level of technical ability and musical artistry. Under the direction of Jun Nakabayashi, the Festival Orchestra performs three concerts annually; two are with guest artists of international stature. The Orchestra meets on Tuesday evenings from 7:15 - 9:30 pm. Members of the Orchestra participate in sectional coachings with members of the New York Philharmonic. Students not yet in high school but who demonstrate exceptional ability and maturity may also audition.

For information about audition requirements, visit or contact the Orchestra's Manager, Mark Kushnir at

About Hoff-Barthelson Music School:

Hoff-Barthelson Music School has achieved national recognition as a premier community music school for its unsurpassed leadership in education, performance and community service. With a faculty drawn from the region's most talented teachers and performers, the School has long been one of Westchester County's most cherished cultural resources. At Hoff-Barthelson, students find a warm, friendly music school dedicated to the highest standards of education, performance, and community service. Students of all ages, aptitudes, and levels of interest enjoy a supportive, joyful learning environment; a focus on the whole person; exceptional teaching; and a multifaceted curriculum.

Hoff-Barthelson Music School is proud to be a grantee of ArtsWestchester with funding made possible by Westchester County government with the support of County Executive George Latimer. Programs are made possible, in part, with support from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.

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