Youth Orchestra Program

Kathy Follett conducts the youth orchestra in rehearsal

The Newport Youth Symphony of the Oregon Coast (NYSOC)

School-aged music students from the Oregon coast rehearse and perform together throughout the year in two NSO-sponsored youth orchestras. The youth orchestras are co-coordinated and led by NSO violinists Kathy Follett and Barbara Wilcox. The beginners’ orchestra, the Overture Strings, is comprised of entry-level string players. The Newport Youth Symphony of the Oregon Coast (NYSOC) is the full orchestra that includes intermediate and advanced string students, as well as youth woodwind, brass and percussion players.

Both orchestras are joined by selected adults who are at a similar performing level, as well as a few more experienced adult musicians. These lifelong learners help fill out the orchestra, and demonstrate that it’s never too late to learn to play a new instrument. The fees for these programs are $50 for the year.

If you would like to join, please contact Kathy Follett at 503-201-3408.

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NYSOC 2018 – 2019 Season

The NYSOC season extends from September through May and includes young musicians in grade 4 to high school who rehearse together along with their adult accompanists. Under the direction of their two dynamic conductors, Kathy Follett (NYSOC) and Barbara Wilcox (Overture Strings) these inspiring musicians give a public Winter Concert in December and a Spring Concert.

2018- 2019 Rehearsal Schedule

All rehearsals and concert will be at the Newport First Presbyterian Church,  227 NE 12th, unless otherwise noted.  Barbara Wilcox’s Studio is located 242 W. Olive street (upstairs of Dr. Vinjamuri’s office).    
Please note certain time changes!  

Spring 2019 Schedule:

January 19
    Overtures 4:00-6:00
    NYSOC  5:00-7:00

January 26
    Overtures 4;00-6;00
     NYSOC 5:00-7:00

February 2
    Overtures 4:00- 6:00
    NYSOC 5:00-7:00

February 23
    Overtures 4:00-6:00
    NYSOC  5:00-7:00

March 2  
    Overtures - 4:00-6:00
    NYSOC  5:00-7:00

March `9
    Overtures 4:00-6L00
    NYSOC  5:00-7:00

March 16
    Overtures 4:00-6:00
    NYSOC  5:00-7:00

April 6
    Overtures  4:00-6:00
    NYSOC  5:00-7:00

April 13
    Overtures 4:00-6:00
    NYSOC 5:00-7:00

April 27
    Overtures 4-6
    NYSOC 5-7

CONCERT  7:00 pm, Monday, APRIL 29
Musicians will meet earlier than 7:00pm - Most likely 5:00, but we will finalize it closer to the concert day.
Concert wear : White shirts, Black slacks/skirt, Black (dark) shoes

The NSO Thanks Our Generous Sponsors

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    Siletz Tribal Charitable Fund