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We are saddened by the sudden death of our colleague Joel Perry on September 4, 2017. Joel was an amazing presence here at Wharton’s Performing Arts School. An exceptionally talented guitarist playing classical, jazz, and his beloved blues; a great music theory teacher; a composer; and a tireless advocate for early childhood education.

In addition to his many years here at Wharton, Joel taught music at Redwood Elementary School in West Orange. He was out performing many nights of the week, and brought pleasure to many, many people.

In partnership with his family, WIPA has established the Joel Perry Scholarship to honor Joel’s life of sharing joy through music.  The Scholarship will be used to ensure talented young artists receive the musical training they need, regardless of their ability to pay.

Click here to donate to the Joel Perry Scholarship.

Joel Perry Memorial Concert
October 27, 2017 | 7 p.m.
New Jersey Youth Symphony
Burgdorff Hall
570 Central Avenue in New Providence
FREE Event
Donations taken at the door. All donations go towards the Joel Perry Scholarship.