Become a Member

We welcome new musicians to our group.  There are no auditions, but in order to keep up with the group, you must have a firm grasp of musical notation and preferably at least a few years of study on your instrument.  We do for the most part play symphonic music as originally composed (not “easy” arrangements), so this is not the group to learn how to read music or learn basic instrumental technique.  However, we’ve had novice players successfully join, playing as much as they are able at the beginning, and, being immersed in the full orchestra environment, improve tremendously in a short amount of time.  Interested musicians may attend up to three rehearsals in order to self-assess whether Nova is right for them.

All string players are welcome.  While you can just show up at one of our rehearsals, let us know if possible ahead of time so we may expect you.

Due to the nature of orchestral music, a specific number of wind instruments must be maintained (i.e., one per part).  Check the sidebar to see if there are wind positions available.  If your instrument is not listed there, then there are no openings.  If you’re interested in an opening, please contact us first.  Also, note that saxophones are not part of the standard orchestral set-up.

Currently we have do openings for: Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass, Horns, Trombone, Tuba, Bassoon and Trumpet. Contact us at if you are interested!

Please note our Membership Dues have been adjusted in the past several years to accommodate for pandemic disruptions. Please stay tuned as the board determines the fees for the 2022-2023 season.