Under the musical direction of Gerald Dolan, NMYO offers ensemble experience to young musicians in the area. NMYO attracts students from more than 40 North Shore, Merrimack Valley, southern New Hampshire and southern Maine communities.
NMYO offers the following ensembles:
Symphony Orchestra, comprised primarily of high school musicians playing orchestral instruments.
Intermezzo Orchestra, comprised primarily of middle school musicians playing orchestral instruments.
Overture and Prelude String Ensembles, for elementary and middle school students seeking ensemble experience with violin, viola, cello and bass.
Wind Ensemble, for advanced wind instrument players.
Clarinet Choir, for clarinet players at all levels.
Junior Flute Choir, Flute Choir and Select Flute Choir.
Membership in all ensembles is by audition:
We are usually able to find a place for any serious young musician. All ensembles except the flute choirs rehearse every Monday afternoon during the school year at Masconomet High School in Topsfield. The flute choirs rehearse on afternoons at the Trinity Episcopal Church, down the road from Masconomet.
Boston-based singer-songwriter and children's performer, Vanessa Trien, has become a local rock star among the young and young at heart. The "Nessa Groupies" sing and dance in the aisles at her packed shows with her lively band, the Jumping Monkeys, flock to her infant and toddler music education classes, and can't get enough of her two award-winning children's CDs, 'Carnival Day' and 'Hot Air Balloon.'
Piano is the most popular instrument in the world and the foundation for music learning. Numerous studies available show children who play an instrument, score higher on both standard and spatial cognitive development tests alike. There are also findings that show kids who play piano, in particular, scored higher in math, especially on problems dealing with ratios and fractions.
Ipswich Music, Art & Drama Association, Inc. (IMADA) is a volunteer charitable organization that partners with the Ipswich, Massachusetts public Middle & High Schools to support and promote fine arts education and appreciation. IMADA’s mission is to advocate for the fine arts as an integral part of secondary education, enhance performing and visual arts educational experiences, and help ensure that all students have access to the highest quality arts education.
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Kiwi Kids Studio is dedicated to sparking the creative spirit of young children through Music, Art and Creative Play. Their early childhood educators all have one thing in common, they love what they do and want to share it. Kiwi Kids encourages children to be expressive, move freely to the beat, and explore the world around them in a safe, nurturing, educational environment.
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The Newburyport Choral Society is an educational, non-profit organization dedicated to excellence in performance and to bringing outstanding choral music to the North Shore of Boston. In two concert series each year, NCS presents choral masterpieces accompanied by well-known soloists and full, professional orchestras. The Society performs music from the Renaissance to the 21st century including commissioning world premiere works.
Attracting more than 100 members each year, the Newburyport Choral Society is one of the largest volunteer arts organizations on the North Shore of Boston. Formally established in 1934, we continue a local choral tradition dating back to the first Newburyport chorus formed in 1848. The Society is very much a community. Singers come from nearly forty communities in eastern Massachusetts and southeastern New Hampshire and bring greatly diverse personal and musical backgrounds to their choral experience.