New Youth Orchestra adds faculty members, holding auditions


The New Youth Orchestra, Carmel Valley’s local youth symphony and band program, recently announced the addition of two outstanding faculty members: Steve Steinberg (clarinet/saxophone) and Dr. Ella Steinberg (trumpet). They bring to NYO their love of music, extensive experience as conductors, educators and performers.

They will be forming three levels of jazz band on Mondays nights at the NYO location in Sorrento Valley, starting in October. Auditions will be held on Sept. 17 and 24. First rehearsal is Oct. 1.

They join NYO’s dedicated and distinguished artist teachers: John Ramirez (string instructor/conductor) Miguel Ramirez (string instructor/conductor) and Dr. Elena Yarritu (flutist/conductor), and David Rumley (percussionist). NYO is currently and officially open to accepting new members throughout the month of September. NYO has openings in all sections of its orchestras and wind ensembles. To find out more about NYO programs, auditions dates/requirements, faculty and more, please visit