Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts comprises the Performing Arts School, New Jersey Youth Symphony, and Paterson Music Project. Our Mission is to provide the highest quality performing arts education to a wide range of students in a supportive and inclusive environment, where striving for personal excellence inspires and connects those we teach to the communities we serve.

Events

West Side Story in Paterson Gala

West Side Story in Paterson Gala

Event Date: March 06, 2020

Join us for dinner and drinks, auctions and awards. Proceeds from the Gala support all of Wharton’s programs: the New Jersey Youth Symphony, Paterson Music Project, and Performing Arts School. VISIT THE GALA WEBSITE AT WHARTONARTSGALA.ORG for tickets and more information.

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Workshop II – How to Prepare for a Successful Audition

Workshop II – How to Prepare for a Successful Audition

Event Date: March 14, 2020

Sign Up for the Audition Workshop NJYS Conductor and Director Bryan Rudderow will lead this 90-minute workshop, providing a unique perspective as an instructor/adjudicator/conductor on what it takes to nail an audition. Rudderow’s students have consistently placed in Junior High School & High School Region, All-State, All-Eastern, and All-National Orchestras & Bands. The workshop is […]

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Playathon

Playathon

Event Date: March 29, 2020

Nearly 500 young musicians enjoy this annual opportunity to perform as one orchestra in the New Jersey Youth Symphony’s largest fundraising event. A heart-warming and moving occasion, many NJYS members describe this extraordinary concert as their favorite performance of the season. Additional performances by Paterson Music Project and Performing Arts School students. 12:30pm: PMP Ensembles, […]

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Honors Recital I

Honors Recital I

Event Date: April 25, 2020 Event Details ...
Honors Recital II

Honors Recital II

Event Date: April 25, 2020 Event Details ...