The most memorable moments and highly important experiences of a Music Institute student are often born in orchestras, choirs, and chamber music projects. There, we together experience, learn, and listen. The relationship with music deepens at the same time as close and long-term friendships are formed.
Numo's ensemble and orchestra activities form a path that progresses from level to level, from small groups for beginners to large chamber and wind orchestras. Following the orchestra path is the right and the duty of every orchestra instrument student. To receive a Music Institute Certificate, the student must play in an orchestra for at least two full academic years.
The path of string players leads first to Dominantti tai Aksenttiin and culminates at Camerata Numo. Wind players first join the Numo Wind Ensemble and advance finally to Nurmijärvi Wind Orchestra (Nurmijärven puhallinorkesteri NPO)
The orchestras rehearse weekly, and the rehearsal duration varies according to the orchestra's skill level.
The instrument teachers divide the students yearly into the suitable orchestras.
Dominantti ja Aksentti
Dominantti (Klaukkala) and Aksentti (kirkonkylä) consist of string players who are studying in the basic level 1 or 2 on their instruments. The orchestra plays all kinds of music, from movie tunes to Finnish folk music, without forgetting classical music. The goal is to master the basic skills of orchestral playing. Dominantti is conducted by Tuomas Rousi and the orchestra rehearses in the Maestoso hall, Monikko, on Tuesdays from 4:45 to 6:00 p.m. Aksentti is led by Taina Evijärvi and the orchestra rehearses in the premises of Kirkonkylä Keskustie on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
In Camerata Numo are the most advanced string players playing, those who are already at the basic level 3, or are doing their advanced studies. The repertoire is versatile, exciting, and by times demanding. The goal is to experience, to raise awareness and to master even the most refined demands of orchestral musicianship. The orchestra performs at the most important concerts of the music institute and undertakes joint projects, e.g., with Nurmijärvi dance school, Nurmijärvi congregation, orchestras from different music schools and the Sibelius Academy. Camerata Numo is led by Tuomas Rousi. The orchestra rehearses in Monikko's Maestoso hall on Tuesdays from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Numo Wind Ensembles
All wind players who have completed the basic level 1 on their instrument, can participate in Numo's wind ensemble. The instrumentation is every year somewhat different. If necessary, several groups are formed. The repertoire is chosen to suit each group and consists of easily approachable music, from Disney classics to classical music gems. The purpose of the ensemble is to get acquainted with the basics of wind band playing. The woodwind ensemble is led by Eero Purhonen, and the rehearsals take place in the Piccolo Hall of Monikko on Mondays from 6:00 to 7:45p.m. The brass and saxophone ensemble is led by Jalo Oinonen, and the rehearsals are held in Monikko's Maestoso hall on Mondays from 6:00 to 7:45 p.m.
Nurmijärvi Wind Orchestra (Nurmijärven puhallinorkesteri NPO)
The Nurmijärvi wind orchestra NPO is an independent amateur orchestra in which Numo's most advanced wind players participate. Thus, both adult wind instrument enthusiasts, and music institute students are playing in this orchestra. There are regular performances and the orchestra's repertoire is diverse, ranging from classical repertoire to samba´s and tango´s. The orchestra is conducted by Tamas Paraczky, and it rehearses in the Maestoso hall, Monikko, on Mondays from 19:00 to 21:00.
There are three choirs at the Nurmijärvi Music Institute, conducted by Annele Westerlund. The choirs are free for our Music Institute students, but they are also open to other enthusiastic singers. The age range of the singers reaches from 6 to 20 years. The choirs perform actively in Nurmijärvi. There are also choir camps and trips organized for the choir members.
In Visertäjät (Chirpers), all girls and boys between the ages of 6 and 8 who like to sing are welcome. The rehearsals take place in the Maestoso hall, Monikko, on Thursdays from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m.
In the Satakielet choir (Nightingales), girls and boys aged 9–12 are singing. New singers are accepted into the choir through a small audition. The rehearsals are in Monikko's Maestoso hall on Thursdays from 6:15 to 7 p.m.
The Laulujoutsenet (Singing Swans) choir is intended for singers aged 13–20. New members are accepted into the choir through a singing audition. The rehearsals take place in Monikko's Maestoso hall on Thursdays from 7:15 to 8:45 p.m.
The Nurmijärvi Youth Choir Association ( Nurmijärven nuorten kuoroyhdistys ry. ) consists of choir members´ guardians and supports the activities of the choirs. The association plans choir camps and concert trips together with the choir director, and takes care of fundraising and the performance costumes. There is no membership fee for joining the association, but choir members are charged a €40 costume fee for the performance costumes. Inquiries to Annele Westerlund (email@example.com).