Community Engagement

NWS Connect

NWS Connect is an online initiative that enables purposeful discussions and interactions between aspiring young instrumentalists alongside mentorship from the New World Symphony, America’s Orchestral Academy.

With support from:
The Rockefeller Foundation

NWS Hangouts and Events

NWS Hangouts

Chat online in real time with the Fellows of the New World Symphony through our Virtual Hangouts. During the hangouts, Fellows discuss relevant classical music topics, answer audience questions and feature visiting guests and NWS alumni. NWS Hangouts are hosted through MUSAIC and Facebook and are open to any middle and high-school musicians.

Want to participate? Here’s what you need:


  • A MUSAIC account, which you can create here: To watch the hangout without participating, go to and click on the box that says “Live Event.”

You can also follow the conversation and submit questions to NWS Hangouts on Twitter by using #NWSHangout in your tweets and following us on Twitter.


For more information contact:
Cassidy Fitzpatrick, Vice President for Musician Advancement


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Dates to Remember 


October 16: Virtual Hangout (7:00 PM EST)

November 13: Virtual Hangout (7:00 PM EST)

December 4: Virtual Hangout (7:00 PM EST)

January 6: Side-by-Side Applications Due

January 15: Virtual Hangout (7:00 PM EST)

February 12: Virtual Hangout (7:00 PM EST)

February 17: Side-by-Side Auditions

March 12: Virtual Hangout (7:00 PM EDT)

April 12: Town Hall Master Class (7:30 PM EDT)

April 13: Side-by-Side Concert (8:00 PM EDT)

April 23: Virtual Hangout (7:00 PM EDT)


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