Greater Princeton Youth Orchestra

Ensembles

Senior Division

Symphonic Orchestra

Symphony Orchestra is comprised of advanced musicians from grades 8-12. By invitation, several of these musicians also participate in the select Chamber Orchestra, Wind Octet and String Quartet. They study under the music direction of Mr. Kawika Kahalehoe.

Formal public concerts are held at the end of each semester. Students perform two or three times per season. Advanced Chamber Orchestra additionally performs its own concert series.

Concert Orchestra

Concert Orchestra is comprised of talented developing musicians in the 8th-12th grade. They study under the music direction of Dr. Arvin Gopal. This ensemble is especially suited to musicians not yet ready for the Symphonic Orchestra.

Formal public concerts are held at the end of each semester. Students perform two or three times per season.

Chorale

Chorale is comprised of singers from grades 8-12. In the Chorale, students will sing in a variety of musical styles, genres, and languages. On occasion, the Chorale may combine with one or more of the GPYO orchestras in concert. They study under the direction of Ms. Jennifer Sengin.

Formal public concerts are held at the end of each semester. Students perform two or three times per season.

Preparatory Division

Middle School String Ensemble

Middle School String Ensemble is comprised of fine string musicians that are in the 5th-9th grade. They study under the music direction of Dr. Arvin Gopal, an accomplished violist and music educator.

Formal public concerts are held at the end of each semester. Students perform two times per season.

Middle School Wind Ensemble

The Preparatory Division (5th-9th graders) includes String Ensemble and Wind Ensemble. This recently formed group gives an opportunity to middle school winds, bass and percussion to get more time to play in an ensemble. This ensemble is conducted by Mr. Kawika Kahalehoe, Co-director of the Montgomery High School Music Department.