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GNOYO Weekly Update 2/15/16-2/22/16

Rehearsal Schedule

North shore
February 18th 

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

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

February 20th

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)





Room 230

Room 237

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

GNOYO’s Summer Music Festival
with The O’Connor Family Band
featuring Mark O’Connor

The 18th annual Summer Music Festival will take place Monday through Friday, June 6-10, 2016, at Loyola University New Orleans.

$275 Tuition – early enrollment (by April 1)

$340 Tuition (after April 1)

Click here to enroll

GNOYO’s 8th Annual Summer Orchestras Program

Will be at Loyola University New Orleans! Rehearsals will begin on June 28 and will continue every Tuesday through August 2, from 6:30-8 p.m. The Final Concert will be held on August 2nd at 6:30 p.m. at Roussel Hall and is free and open to the public.

No audition is necessary; placement is based on proficiency. Enrollment is on a first-come basis and open to students who play violin, viola, cello, bass, harp, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, French horn, trumpet, or trombone.

$210 Tuition (before April 1)

$265 Tuition (after April 1)

Click here to enroll

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 Ekhaese, 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

Summer Opportunities


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