Leadership lives everywhere at Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Since 1972, Orpheus musicians have worked together to perform music at a world-class level without a conductor or other central authority figure. Their unique method for doing so, the Orpheus Process®, guides collaborative participation across all aspects of the organization, from performance to programming to governance.

Orpheus is proud to launch Orpheus@Mannes, a new week-long chamber orchestra intensive in partnership with Mannes School of Music, at The New School’s College of Performing Arts. The program will focus on teaching pre-professional musicians the Orpheus Process® and empowering them with communication and collaborative skills essential to thriving as artists and as people.

The program will include:

  • Instruction by Orpheus musicians and immersion in the Orpheus Process®
  • A select “core” group of rotating musical leaders for each piece will receive separate coaching sessions
  • Daily seminars by noted industry professionals on topics such as career development 
  • Program concludes with concert on Saturday



Program Information:

Dates: June 9-15, 2019

Concert: June 15, 2019 at 7:30 pm: RSVP

Location: Mannes School of Music, NYC

Repertoire: Mozart, Ballet Music for Idomeneo; Tower, Chamber Dance; Schubert, Symphony No. 6 

Tuition and housing: The program is tuition-free to all participants and NYC metro Cards will be provided. Housing is not provided and will need to be arranged by participants.

Application Information:

Please check back next year for information to apply for the 2020 Orpheus@Mannes!

For application guidelines and to apply please visit app.getacceptd.com/orpheus!

Applications are open for the following instruments: violin, viola, cello, bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, french horn, and percussion (must include timpani).

Age: Please note all applicants must be 18-26 years of age at the time of the program.

Application fee: $65

Application deadline: TBD

For more information please contact education@orpheusnyc.org.