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These programs are made possible by an endowment established by the Yale College Class of 1957.

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All-City Honors Ensembles

The Yale Music in Schools Initiative, in collaboration with New Haven Public Schools, offers the All-City Honors Ensembles during the school year. Students are selected by audition and may participate in 8 different choir, orchestra, and band ensembles.

From Fall through Spring, graduate teaching artists and New Haven teachers instruct and mentor students in large ensembles, sectionals, an chamber music. Over 200 students participated in the ensembles in 2015-2016, representing about 1% of all students in New Haven Public Schools.

The All-City Honors Ensembles provides tuition-free performance opportunities for students beyond the activities they have in their home schools. In addition, the ensembles provide practical training and work for graduate teaching artists. They work in collaboration with the ensemble conductors, most of whom are New Haven Public School music teachers.

Please click the “+” buttons below for more information about each ensemble and schedule.

All-City Honors Band


All-City Honors Chorus


All-City Honors Orchestra