Community Orchestra

  • The New School Community Orchestra enables students, staff, faculty, administrators, and alumni, together with individuals from the larger NYC community, to grow together in music, collaborating with world-class conductors and performing repertoire from a range of musical periods and styles. Participants come together to hone their skills, network with like-minded musicians, build lasting friendships, and perform throughout the year. Orchestral instrumentalists with various backgrounds are welcome.

    The orchestra meets on Wednesday evenings from 7:30 to 10:00 p.m. at the University Center (63 Fifth Avenue) in Tishman Auditorium, room U100.

    If you're interested in joining the Community Orchestra for the 2017-2018 season, please register using the links and course numbers below or call the Registrar at 212.229.5620.

    Alumni and NYC Community Members (noncredit only)

    Please visit the Open Campus registration page, search "Community Orchestra" and enroll in CAPR 0550 CRN 6291.

    * There is a participation fee for noncredit members.

    Faculty, Staff, and Administration

    Please visit Human Resources 80 Fifth Avenue, 8th floor to apply for the Tuition Waiver Plan. Once your application has been reviewed, HR will be in contact with you to complete registration.

    Matriculated New School Students (for-credit only)

    Please log in to your account and register for CAPR 1050 CRN 4562.

    Questions? Please contact Kelly Edwards at

    Date Time Location
    Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - Fall Concert
    8:00 p.m. Tishman Auditorium
    Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - Annual Holiday Sing-In, featuring The New School Chorus
    8:00 p.m. Tishman Auditorium
    Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - Spring Concert
    8:00 p.m. Tishman Auditorium
    Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - Final Concert
    8:00 p.m. Tishman Auditorium