Online Tuition Payments
Tuition for the SEMAYO may now be paid online at the NBSO website. Pay Tuition Online →
SEMAYO's 2nd Annual Summer Camp now open!
We're happy to announce our second annual summer camp is now open for registrations! Please visit the NBSO SEMAYO Camp webpage or catch the info here on the top navigation bar. Last year we had 36 campers for our first year and are only hoping to grow from there so help spread the word!
Our third and final concert of the 2022/23 season is right around the corner! Looking forward to a great concert on Sunday, May 22nd. Check your emails for more information including musician report times. Hope you can make it - we are presenting our concerto compeition winner performing Vivaldi's Violin Concerto in A Major and Dvorak's New World Symphony, Mvt. 4 Finale. It's going to be a great show!!
SEMMEA Sr. Districts
SEMAYO musicians spotted at the South Eastern Massachusetts Music Educators Senior District music festival!
Side by Side with NBSO 12/11/21
We had two amazing performances with the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra for their Side-By-Side Holiday Pops Concert. The best part of this performance is when we take the stage and sit outside chair next to the pros. We're looking forward to when we get to work with Maestro Dinur again in March.
Our first concert of the 2022/23 season is right around the corner! Looking forward to a great concert on Sunday, November 20th. Check your emails for more information including musician report times.
Fall Registration Is Open!
Registration is now for all new and returning members. Please see the Registrations Page for forms and additional information. All returning members must complete their registration forms every year.
Thank you to our amazing 34 campers and their families for making our first summer camp a huge success. We had four outstanding ensembles one of which was winds and percussion only! We had workshops on Alexander Technique, attended a masterclass, a faculty concert, games and of course our own camp concert to end the week. We can't wait to run one again next year!
Announcing our 1st Annual Summer Camp!
We are thrilled to announce that SEMAYO will be running its first Summer Camp at UMass Dartmouth from July 25-29, 2022!
SEMAYO Summer 2022 will offer multiple performing groups of various skill levels, special guests, masterclasses, field games, music theory, music history, and more!
Interested students need to submit an audition video due Wednesday, June 29, 2022 for ensemble placement purposes. Instructions on the video submission will be forthcoming for registered campers.
We are accepting string, wind and percussion students who have completed grade 5 through age 17.
Virtual Video Projects
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.