NYO1 Nashoba Youth Orchestra at Indian Hill Music

Regional String Orchestra Program

Indian Hill Music is pleased to announce the integration of the Nashoba Youth Orchestras with Indian Hill Music! The addition of a multi-level string orchestra program to the Music School has been a long-held goal which has finally been realized. Current NYO members will find much of what they expect from this high quality ensemble, but with the addition of many new and exciting opportunities offered by Indian Hill's faculty and the musicians of our professional Orchestra of Indian Hill. IHM string students will finally have easy access to an established orchestra right here at IHM.

Spring Concert! Monday, Monday, May 18 at 7pm - Littleton High School, 56 King Street
TICKETS: $10 (free for ages 18 and under)


Day Time Tution
per year
Start Date
for developing string players
Monday 5:10-6:00 pm $395 regular rate
$375 early bird discount
pd by July 15
Sept 8, 2014
intermediate to advanced
level students
Monday 5:00-6:20 pm $545 regular rate
$525 early bird discount
pd by July 15
Sept 8, 2014
advanced level students
Monday 6:30-8:30 pm $545 regular rate
$525 early bird discount
pd by July 15
Sept 8, 2014

Scholarships available for all of our Music School programs. Submit application or call 978.486.9524 (press 0).

AUDITIONS - Learn more or sign up for an audition - deadline May 22

FAQ's for Current NYO Members - To answer some of the questions you may have about NYO@IHM click here

NYO@IHM CALENDAR - click here

  • History of NYO
  • About the Youth Orchestras
  • About our Directors

Nashoba Youth Orchestra at Indian Hill (NYO @ IHM)] was founded through the Parish Center for the Arts in Westford, Massachusetts as The Nashoba Youth Orchestra in 2004 by a dedicated group of professional musicians, music educators, performers, and parents who shared a common vision for a high-quality youth orchestra located in the Nashoba Valley region which would serve the needs of motivated musicians throughout the region.  After ten successful years as an independent youth orchestra, in 2014, the orchestra became a part of IHM’s program offerings.

More info coming soon!


Todd Hamelin - Chamber Strings Ensemble

ToddTodd Hamelin is the Strings Director at the Norman E. Day and Abbot Elementary Schools in Westford, MA. In addition, Todd also teaches private lessons in Chelmsford. As a youth, Todd took violin lessons right here at Indian Hill Music. Today, he also enjoys playing violin with the Orchestra of Indian Hill and conducting the Nashoba Youth Orchestra at Indian Hill Music. Todd holds degrees from University of Massachusetts Lowell and Boston University.

Deanna Leedy-Andreozzi - Camerata Strings Ensemble

Deanna Leedy-Andreozzi, an Ohio native, came to Boston to attend Boston University where she majored in Music Education. Falling in love with New England, she decided to stay and has beeDeannan teaching in the public school systems since 2004. She also maintains a private teaching studio. Ms. Leedy completed her Master’s in Music Education at the Hartt School of Music and is currently pursuing a Ph. D. in Educational Leadership from Lesley University. As a cellist, she has studied with Mark Schroder, Mike Reynolds, and George Neikrug. Ms. Leedy has played with the West Virginia Symphony, the Civic Symphony of Boston, and the Quincy Symphony. She has adjudicated for both the junior and senior district festivals as a cello judge and is the current President-Elect of the Massachusetts chapter of the American String Teachers Association.

Bruce Hangen - Sinfonia Strings Ensemble

Now in his 16th season of exceptional music-making with the Orchestra of Indian Hill, Bruce Hangen is known for his ability to make music come alive. He is also Director of Orchestral Activities at Boston Conservatory, serving as principal orchestral conductor and director of conducting programBruces. A frequent guest conductor of the country’s leading orchestras, from New York to Dallas, Hangen led the Boston Pops in almost 300 performances in the last 30 years, and most recently served as Principal Pops Guest Conductor. Guest appearances have also taken him to Canada, Japan, Albania, Taiwan, and New Zealand. Hangen was formerly affiliated with the Portland (ME) Opera Repertory Theatre as its founder and Artistic/General Director from 1995-2003. He was also Music Director of the Omaha Symphony (1984-96) and Music Director and Conductor of the Portland (ME) Symphony (1976-86), among several other posts. A graduate of the Eastman School of Music, Hangen was a conducting fellow at the Berkshire Music Center at Tanglewood for two summers where his teachers included Gunther Schuller, Seiji Ozawa, Leonard Bernstein, Michael Tilson Thomas, Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, Bruno Maderna, and Joseph Silverstein. He was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from University of New England in 1981, and was the recipient of the ICAN Foundation of Omaha’s 1990 Browning Award for Career Excellence and Vision.

Bruce Hangen’s conducting of youth orchestras spans all decades of his professional life. As Music Director of various professional orchestras, Hangen has remained dedicated to the cultivation of young musicians at all stages of their musical study. Most recently, Bruce Hangen was guest conductor for the Nebraska All-State Festival High School Orchestra. Previous All-States that Hangen has conducted are those in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, Maine, Montana, Rhode Island, Colorado, New Hampshire and Minnesota. Additionally, in the recent past Hangen has conducted the Massachusetts Northeastern, Eastern and Southeastern District High School Orchestras. Other festival engagements have included conducting the Denver City-Wide Youth Orchestra, the Maine ASTA Conference, the Lincoln (NE) City-Wide Orchestra, Omaha Area Youth Orchestras and the Central Massachusetts Youth Orchestra.


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