• Open to advanced string students ages 13 and up. Must speak with the NJSYO President if under 13.
    Rehearsals: Thursday 7/9 , Thursday 7/16, Thursday 7/23 Thursday 7/30, Thursday 8/6
    Rehearsal time: 6-7:30

    *Current NJSYO students please use discount code.

  • Open to Intermediate/Advanced Wind Ensemble. High school students new to our program are also encouraged to apply.
    Wednesday 7/8, 7/15, 7/22, 7/29, 8/5
    Rehearsal Time: 6:35-8:05

    *Current NJSYO students please use discount code.

  • For all string, wind, brass, and percussion intermediate students.
    Mondays and Wednesdays starting week of 7/6
    Rehearsal Dates: 7/6, 7/8, 7/13,7/15,7/20,7/22, 7/27, 7/29
    5-6:30pm

    *Current NJSYO students please use discount code.

  • August 10-14

    The New Jersey State Youth Orchestra is offering a week-long program for beginning and intermediate strings players with PSO conductor Ms. Chelsey Dokus.  Experience virtual ensemble playing using Zoom technology in a small group setting with the opportunity to perform in a LIVE “Zoom” Recital at the end of the week.

    Instruction will include:
    Developing technique and fundamentals
    Tone production
    Music literacy
    Solo performance skills
    Audition tips and sight reading strategies 
    Preparation for the 2020-2021 school year! 
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    Session 1: Elementary Level 9:00am daily
    Open to violinists, violists, cellists and bassists entering grades 3-5 with at least 6 months of experience on their instrument and the ability to play a one octave D major scale (recommended).

    Session 2: Intermediate Level 10:30am
    Open to all string musicians entering grades 6-9 with at least one year of experience on their instrument and ability to play a one octave D, G and C major scale (recommended).

    *Current NJSYO students please use discount code.

  • August 17-21 Online

    The New Jersey State Youth Orchestra is offering a week-long virtual program for beginning and intermediate players with Ms. Jennifer Brush and Mr. John Luckenbill, NJSYO woodwind, brass, and percussion specialists. Experience virtual ensemble playing using Zoom technology in a small group setting with the opportunity to perform in a LIVE “Zoom” Recital at the end of the week. The week will consist of five (5) 45 minute sessions concluding with the live "Zoom" Recital

    Instruction will include:
    Developing technique and fundamentals
    Tone production
    Music literacy
    Solo performance skills
    Audition tips and sight reading strategies 
    Preparation for the 2020-2021 school year! 
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    Session 1: Elementary Level, 9:00am
    Open to students entering grades 4-5 with at least 6 months to 1 year of experience on their instrument.

    Session 2: Elementary Level, 10:00am
    Open to students grades 4-5 with at least 1 -2 years of experience on their instrument .

    Session 3: Intermediate Level 11:00am
    Open to all band musicians entering grades 6-9 with at least 2-3 years of experience on their instrument .

    *Current NJSYO students please use discount code.

  • July 20- August 6, 2020. Online

    The New Jersey State Youth Orchestra is offering a virtual summer theory session with Mr Ben RInger, Symphonic Youth Orchestra Conductor and Music Director. Classes will take place twice a week over a three (3) week period. Experience an interactive virtual theory session to sharpen your theory skills to enhance your solo, ensemble and orchestral skills.

    Session Dates:
    7/20 (M), 7/23 (Th), 7/27 (M), 7/30 (Th), 8/3 (M), 8/6 (Th)
    Session Timings:
    9:30-10:00 Theory 1 (lower section, grades 2-7)
    10:00-10:30 Theory 2 (higher section, grades 8-12)

    *These classes will continue to build on the material learned during the Virtual Preview.

    **Current NJSYO students please use discount code.

  • July 22- August 5, 2020 Online

    The New Jersey State Youth Orchestra is offering virtual sight- reading sessions with Mr Ben RInger, Symphonic Youth Orchestra Conductor and Music Director. This sight-reading session will allow students to develop strategies and skills for that often most daunting portion of an audition.

    Session Dates:
    7/22, 7/29, 8/5 ( Wednesday mornings)
    Sesion Timings:
    9:00-9:30 Alto Clef/Percussion
    9:30-10:00 Treble Clef
    10:00-10:30 Bass Clef

    *Current NJSYO students please use discount code.



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      I hereby make application for my child (children) to participate in the New Jersey State Youth Orchestra. We have read the NJSYO Parent/Student Handbook and understand that the fulfillment of the Orchestra's objectives requires the complete cooperation of each orchestra member and his/her parents. We accept the obligation of membership and understand that continued participation is contingent upon adherence to the standards and regulations described in the NJSYO handbook.
      All students are expected to come to all rehearsals and all scheduled performances, and to arrive promptly. Absence from a scheduled concert performance due solely to a scheduling conflict with other activities is a serious violation of the Attendance Policy. If a student must miss a rehearsal, the Conductor must be notified in advance of the rehearsal if that is possible. More than two absences from rehearsal for a particular concert is a violation of the Attendance Policy. Late arrivals or early departures of 15 minutes or more to rehearsals will be recorded as absences. Violations of the Attendance Policy may result in a seating demotion for subsequent concert(s); not being allowed to perform in subsequent concert(s); not being allowed to progress to advanced seats, groups, sections or programs; or other actions at the discretion of the Conductor and the Board of Trustees.
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