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GNOYO Weekly Update 1/11/16-1/18/16

2016 Concerto Competition Winners

Thank you to all musicians who participated in the Concerto Competition and congratulations to the 2016 Concerto Winners!

Thanks to all the teachers, accompanists & parents who supported our young artists.

Winner: Sophia Vu, Violin
Alternate:: Ayi Ekehaese, Violin

Winner: Umika Kuroda, Violin
Alternate: Emi Fujioka, Viola
Honorable mention: Daniel Lee, Piano

Winner: Justice Savoie, Violin
Alternate: Rachael Levine, Cello
Honorable Mention: Melissa Moore, Violin
Honorable Mention: Kelly Yu, Violin

Rehearsal Schedule

North shore
January 14th

N.S. Sinfonia
Chorus Room
4:45 – 6:15 pm

N.S. Philharmonia
Chorus Room
6:15 – 8:00 pm

South shore
January 16th

Room 223
1:00 – 2:30 pm

Room 240
12:15 -2:00pm

Room 240
2:30 – 5:30 pm

Room 223

Chamber, YAA, EIP & NOBC Rehearsals
(for enrolled members)

Rehearsals resume January 16th





Room 230

Room 237

Please sign up for NOBC
and encourage others to do so as well

Happy New Year!
The Junior Philharmonic Society of New Orleans

whose mission is to give talented, young student instrumentalists, vocalists and dancers an opportunity to perform in a recital held in a professional setting, and to teach music appreciation to children attending the programs.

Auditions for the Jr. Philharmonic 2016 Season
Saturday, January 30th
Please visit the website: to access the audition information and the application form.
Please help us spread the word!


Philadelphia International Music Festival
A Summer Music Camp at Bryn Mawr College
July 16 – July 29, 2016

Dr. Jean Montès
is the Director of Orchestral Studies and Coordinator of Strings at Loyola University New Orleans where he conducts orchestral ensembles and teaches conducting and string pedagogy courses for music education majors. An accomplished conductor, educator, clinician, lecturer, and performer, he is passionate about challenging and stimulating audiences and musicians alike. In addition to his responsibilites at Loyola University, Dr. Montes is the Music Director of the Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestras (GNOYO) where he conducts the Symphony Orchestra where he conducts the Symphony Orchestra which has recently performed at Carnegie Hall and toured France.

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A musician and conductor who enthusiastically promotes music of all world cultures, Dr. Montès is in constant demand as a conductor, clinician, judge and lecturer with orchestras and schools at all levels throughout the country and abroad. His unique approach to repertoire selection and rehearsal techniques enables him to connect, to be effective and admired by audiences and musicians of all ages.


GNOYO Symphony Snack Sign Ups

Attention Parents of Symphony Members:

In order to provide our youth with snacks during their rehearsals, we are asking parents to volunteer to bring water and/or snacks to one of the rehearsals during the year. Please visit the Sign Up Genius website and search for our signup page by Liz Moore’s email which is Our sign up wepage indicates the number, kind, dates, and other pertinent information about bringing snacks.

Due to confidentiality limitations, our snack coordinator does not have access through GNOYO to your email. Please send Mrs. Moore an email or call her (985) 629-8017 to request to be in her distribution list so you can sign up via an email notification.

We greatly appreciate your support!

Upcoming coaching sessions in collaboration with the LPO
February 20th