Orpheus Chamber Orchestra is excited to announce the launch of a brand new, week long intensive chamber orchestra training program specializing in a conductorless, collaborative approach to musical preparation. Students will spend a full week learning and utilizing the Orpheus ProcessTM, Orpheus’ trademark method of democratic collaboration, culminating in a full performance on the final day of the program. Along with daily rehearsals, students will also participate in seminars led by Orpheus musicians.

Students will also be assigned CORE positions. The CORE is the group of principal players assigned to each piece on a program and changes for each work.  The CORE for each piece meets in advance of full orchestra rehearsals and reports interpretive and other decisions to the larger group.  At any time in the process, however, all musicians may discuss these decisions or suggest new ideas. 

Located at Mannes School of Music- The New School, students will spend the week in exciting downtown Manhattan. There will be time for sightseeing or attending events in NYC in the evenings.

Program Dates:

SUN, JUN 3, 2018 through SUN, JUN 10, 2018




Application – $30

Tuition – FREE

Housing – Dorm space may be available at one of The New School’s West Village locations for a reasonable fee.  Please check back in late October for more details.

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Audition Requirements

Sample Schedule: