Rivers Youth Orchestras

Rivers Youth Orchestras

The Rivers Youth Orchestra program boasts five orchestras for students ages 7-18. The orchestras perform several concerts throughout the year. Rehearsals are on Fridays at 4:00 pm throughout the school year.

More info about each orchestra:
Rivers Youth Symphony, Christopher Memoli, conductor
Philharmonia, Colleen MacDonald, conductor
Sinfonia, Susan Memoli, conductor
Preparatory Orchestra, Whitney Tandon, conductor
Primo Orchestra, Chris Brainard, conductor

Schedule & Handbook:
2020-2021 Calendar
RYO Handbook

2020-2021 Auditions:

Click here to schedule your audition

Auditions for the RYO program will take place online via Acceptd. Please see important details about these virtual auditions below.

  • Families with multiple children should have a parent create an account in order to add multiple students under the correct names.
  • Student accounts for children under 13 can be created in the child’s name by a parent (please make sure the name on the application is the auditioning student).
  • Progress will be saved if you begin an application and complete it at a later date.
  • There is a $15 fee to use this service. Please let RSC know if this is a financial hardship for your family.
  • Admissions are on a rolling basis so the audition can be completed at any time.
  • Students who wish to remain in their current ensemble do not need to re-audition.

2020-2021 Concerts

Sunday, November 1, 2020, 2 pm, Regis College
Friday, December 18, 2020, Rivera Recital Hall (Primo only)
Sunday, February 7, 2021, more info TBD
Sunday, May 16, 2021, more info TBD


Questions? Please contact:

Katherine Greene, Youth Orchestra Manager
orchestramanager@rivers.org