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Online Tuition Payments

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

SEMAYO Virtual Video Projects on YouTube!

Since we are not able to meet in person at the present time, the musicians and staff of the Southeastern Massachusetts Youth Orchestras have collaborated on two virtual video projects. The first project, "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year", was released on December 19 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. Links to both videos can be found below.

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year


Audition Announcement

Due to the current circumstances, and the restrictions put into place as the result of Covid-19, all SEMAYO activities this fall will be digital in nature and run remotely. All students participating during the fall semester will do so TUITION FREE. Plans are underway to create a virtual youth orchestra video to be used as part of a virtual performance of the New Bedford Symphony’s Holiday Pops presentation in December.

We are currently in the process of auditioning new students wishing to join our program, as well as for current students wishing to move up to the next ensemble. Interested students and parents can follow this link to the auditions page of our website for information regarding audition requirements for each ensemble:

All students should prepare a solo piece or two excerpts that demonstrate both technical proficiency and expressive playing. A piece used for a previous audition, and known well by the student, is recommended at this time as opposed to learning something new for this audition. Students are asked to prepare an audition video based on the requirements for the ensemble they are interested in.

The video should be under five minutes in length, and include one scale selected from the list of required scales for the desired ensemble, in addition to their solo piece. All audition videos must be submitted by September 25. Please email the completed video to If the file size is too large, you can upload it to your Drive and share the link with the email address above.


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