Staten Island Youth Training Orchestra
Join Maestro Nunzio Sisto to develop relevant technique and to perform classical works as well as new music written by YTO students themselves, using the YTOoA's 24-Part Theatre Orchestra Method.
This 2021 season, SIYTO will meet for our performance classes on Sundays, wearing masks and sitting properly spaced. Then on Tuesdays will have our academic classes online. We will rehearse in small groups: strings and rhythm, woodwinds and brass. The final concert will be held outdoors, adhæring to the COVID restrictions recommended at that time.
Based on his training at the Juilliard School and Mannes Conservatory, the YTO Pre-College Program is an advanced program that will put any student on the trajectory for success and self-esteem.
The YTO Pre-College Program includes:
Ear Training/Theory I/II
Learn to hear tones without the aid of an instrument / Learn how music works
Learn how to write and arrange music; specifically for YTO's 24 Part Theatre Orchestra
Orchestral Performance Class
Learn to the high art of orchestral ensemble playing / Learn to be a champion as great skill and dedication are required to play on this level
Chamber Music Performance Class
Learn to play as a group of soloist rather than an ensemble / Learn to be a perfectionist and know great preparation is rewarded with great success
Latin Language I/II
(required for scholarship recipients)
Learn the language of science and art
16 Weeks + Concert
Starting January 17th, 2021
( On-Line Orientation TBD )
Sundays 12pm – 4pm
Tuesday 4pm - 6:30pm
INDOOR - STRINGS & RHYTHM PERFORMANCE CLASS
Indoor w/masks (required at all times)
12:00 - 02:00 Strings and Rhythm Rehearsal
OUTDOOR - WOODWIND AND BRASS PERFORMANCE CLASS
Outdoor w/masks (required when not playing)
02:00 - 04:00 Winds and Brass Rehearsal
TUESDAY (Staten Island)
04:00 - 04:45 Latin Language
04:45 - 05:30 Ear Training / Theory
05:30 - 05:45 Break
05:45 - 06:30 Composition / Arranging
Applicants are required to send three short videos demonstrating their instrumental ability to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants invited to Round Two will be notified after their video audition has been adjudicated.
Merit Based Scholarships are available for every position.
No Student will be turned away for inability to afford tuition*
PSYTO 2021 SPRING SESSION (16 weeks + Concert)
$500 Ear Training/Theory
$500 Chamber Music
$1,000 Performance Class/Concerts
Notice: due to issues created by the coronavirus, classes may be canceled or rescheduled.