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Tuition for the SEMAYO may now be paid online at the NBSO website. Pay Tuition Online →


We are thrilled to announce that SEMAYO will be up and running
in-person at UMass Dartmouth during the 2021-2022 season!

All SEMAYO activities will be held at the College of Visual and Performing Arts (parking lot 9).

Rehearsals will begin on Saturday, September 18.

  • ~Auditions for new and returning students will be held at the CVPA on September 14 & 15, from 6:00pm-9:00pm.
  • ~Returning SEMAYO students will remain in their current ensembles unless they want to audition to move up to a higher ensemble.
  • ~New students will audition for placement into the appropriate group.
  • ~To schedule an audition date and time, please email SEMAYO coordinator
  • Charlene Monte:
  • In the subject line of your email please type "SEMAYO Audition Request".
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: In order to update our information, we need all families to register their musicians for the 2021-2022 season. Please complete this registration form and email to Charlene Monte:


In case you might have missed them, the musicians and staff of the Southeastern Massachusetts Youth Orchestras collaborated on two virtual video projects during the past year. The first project, "Its the Most Wonderful Time of the Year", was released on December 19, 2020 as part of the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra's virtual holiday pops concert. The second project, our version of Toto's "Africa", was released on February 3, 2021. Links to both videos can be found below.

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year



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