Membership of NYPS is open to adults and students whose primary profession or area of study is outside the field of music. NYPS provides its members the chance to be selected to perform at its high quality classical music programs that draw diverse and enthusiastic audiences. Each concert features NYPS members in a selection of solo and chamber repertoire in collaboration with distinguished guest artists and the next generation of outstanding young musicians.
NYPS members include scientists, journalists, medical doctors and lawyers, an airline pilot, graphic artists, financial analysts, secretaries, and many more. NYPS has presented over a hundred successful events at prominent venues in NYC including Carnegie Hall (Weill Hall), Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center, Merkin Hall, Baruch Performing Arts Center, Hunter College, Steinway Hall, and Liederkranz Hall.
NYPS’ selection process for each public performance is done through auditions conducted by Artistic Director, Elena Leonova, at the Kaufman Music Center, 129 West 67th Street. Fees apply to participate in all NYPS events and auditions. NYPS is a registered not-for-profit organization; all fees are applied to cover the costs and expenses associated with NYPS events.