The Academy Orchestra is open to musicians in
grades 8-12 who are active members of their school’s music program (unless the
student is homeschooled or does not have a school music ensemble).
The Academy Orchestra provides a high quality
ensemble experience for musicians throughout the Northern Arizona region. Under
the baton of Jon Eder, the orchestra performs from the finest classical
symphonic repertoire and provides an opportunity for exposure to new music and
collaboration with fellow musicians from around the Northern Arizona region.
The NAU Community Music and Dance Academy is eager
to expand the scope and involvement within the community of the Academy
Orchestra through a number of different avenues. Anticipated run-out concerts
throughout the community as well as collaborations with other local arts groups
and personal interaction with highly qualified NAU School of Music faculty
members will all become incorporated facets of the Academy Orchestra
Placement within the ensemble is based on an
audition that will take place at the beginning of each academic year or by
appointment. The Orchestra rehearses on Monday evenings from 6:30-8:30pm at
Flagstaff High School in the Band and Orchestra room.
Registration and auditions
Contact the Community Music and Dance Academy to
schedule an audition.