Special Thanks

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 on Saturdays during the school year. Students selected by audition participate in 2-3 levels of choir, orchestra, and band.

During the three-hour program running from Fall through Spring, graduate teaching artists and New Haven teachers instruct and mentor students in large ensembles and chamber music as well as sectionals and electives in composition and music theory. 200 students participated in the ensembles in 2014-2015, representing about 1% of all students in New Haven.

These programs are the largest in the Music in Schools Initiative, and provide tuition-free performance opportunities for students beyond the activities they have in their home schools. In addition, the All-City Honors 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, schedules, and for links to the online applications.

All-City Honors Band

All-City Honors Chorus

All-City Honors Orchestra