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Hoff-Barthelson Music School Announces Youth Orchestra Placement Auditions – Register by April 30

Festival Orchestra Catalog Photo Steven Schnur PhotographerHoff-Barthelson Music School is thrilled to announce Placement Auditions for its prestigious Youth Orchestra Program. The Placement Auditions present a unique opportunity for aspiring musicians in grades 2-12 to showcase their talents and become part of a vibrant musical community. Whether your child is a budding virtuoso or just beginning their musical journey, there's a place for everyone in Hoff-Barthelson’s orchestral family!

Placement Auditions are not limited to string players; the School welcomes wind, brass, and percussion instrument enthusiasts to participate as well. Embracing diversity enriches the School’s orchestral family, and the School eagerly anticipates the opportunity to explore placements for wind, brass, and percussion students within our orchestras or other ensembles.

The primary objective of the Placement Auditions is to identify the most suitable ensemble for each student, taking into account their age and skill level to ensure a rewarding experience.

Hoff-Barthelson prioritizes nurturing each musician's unique talents, fostering both musical and personal growth. By joining the HBMS Orchestra Program, participants will:

• Enhance musical skills through regular performances and rehearsals.
• Forge friendships and a sense of belonging by socializing with peers who share their passion for music.
• Experience personal development in a supportive and encouraging environment.

Placement Auditions will be conducted on the following dates at the School, located at 25 School Lane, in Scarsdale, NY.

• Sunday, May 5: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
• Tuesday, May 7: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
• Thursday, May 9: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
• Friday, May 10: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The registration deadline is Tuesday, April 30, 2024.

"We are excited to welcome students of all levels to audition for our Youth Orchestra Program," said Gabriella Sanna, the School’s Executive Director. "Our goal is to provide a supportive and nurturing environment where young musicians can develop their skills and passion for music."

To register for a time slot and to obtain detailed information and audition requirements visit, call 914-723-1169, or email

Don't miss your chance to embark on a remarkable musical journey with Hoff-Barthelson Music School's Youth Orchestra Program.

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, Hoff-Barthelson 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 education, performance, and community service standards. Students of all ages, aptitudes, and interest levels 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 the 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.

Photo: Hoff-Barthelson Music School Orchestra students perform at Purchase College. Photo by Steven Schnur.

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