Get $25 Off NJYS Summer Camps by calling 908-790-0700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and mention SUMMERSAVE.*
Entering Grades 5–10
The New Jersey Youth Symphony Orchestral Camp offers an intensive two-week experience of symphony orchestra, chamber orchestra, wind ensemble, and chamber music. Students work with experienced professionals and counselors to develop musicianship and technique by working on challenging repertoire.
A typical camp day begins with full symphony orchestra followed by sectionals, chamber music, music theory, composition, active recreation, and ends with full orchestra at the end of the camp day. Our comprehensive program helps students continue their musical journey and move them ahead for the year to come. Read more here… CALL FOR DISCOUNT 908-790-0700.
JTole Summer Jazz Workshop at NJYS
Entering Grades 7-12, Entering Grade 6 with at least 1 year experience
The JTole Summer Jazz Workshop at NJYS educates and inspires young people to be confident, creative, and expressive individuals through jazz music. Students new to jazz and even new to their instruments, as well as the most experienced high school jazz musicians, are welcome to sign up for this two-week program. All students will be introduced to improvisation, practice techniques, jazz repertoire, theory, and ensemble playing by renowned jazz musicians and experienced educators.
Students will have opportunities to perform and showcase their work in performances and concerts. The workshop concludes with a performance at the Roselle Park Jazz Festival along with special guests. Students will be placed into ensembles by a short video submission prior to camp. Read more here… CALL FOR DISCOUNT 908-790-0700.
Summer Winds Camp
Entering Grades 4-10
The New Jersey Youth Symphony Summer Winds Camp is designed to jump-start the final weeks before returning from summer break, as well as learn the fundamentals of a brand-new instrument in just 5 days. Students will play in full camp ensemble with music arranged for the camp’s specific instrumentation. Every student will learn to play a secondary instrument from the family of “less common” band instruments. This ranges from bassoon, oboe, trombone, horn, and tuba and varies from year to year. Students will choose their secondary instrument on the first day of camp with the help of our Summer Winds Camp staff.
A new option this year: Any student embarking on a new instrument for the school year or contemplating a switch can spend the entire camp on the new instrument. In addition to playing opportunities, students are introduced to advanced musical concepts including composition. At the end of the week, students will perform on both their primary and secondary instruments in a final concert open to the public. Read more here… CALL FOR DISCOUNT 908-790-0700.
CLICK HERE to view the 2020 Summer Camp Brochure. For more information about our summer programs, call 908-790-0700. CLICK HERE to enroll online.
Get $25 Off New Jersey Youth Symphony Summer Camps by calling 908-790-0700 or email email@example.com and mention SUMMERSAVE.
*Limited time offer. Limit one discount per camper. Cannot be combined with any other offer.
The New Jersey Youth Symphony (NJYS), founded in 1979, is a tiered orchestral program offering ensemble education for students in grades 3-12 across New Jersey. NJYS has grown from one orchestra of 65 students to over 500 students in 15 different orchestras and ensembles, including the internationally recognized Youth Symphony. NJYS ensembles have performed in venues including the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Carnegie Hall, and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. NJYS has received numerous prestigious awards for its adventurous programming from the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) and has had six European tours, including participation in the Summa Cum Laude International Youth Festival and Competition (Vienna), winning First Prizes in July 2014 and 2017.
Now in its 41st season, NJYS continues to achieve musical excellence through intensive instruction and high-level performance. Under the guidance of a talented artistic team of conductors, coaches, and teaching artists, students are immersed in challenging repertoire, learning the art of ensemble playing, and exploring their potential in a supportive and inclusive environment. NJYS remains committed to programming works by diverse composers and will feature 20th century African-American and women composers such as Duke Ellington, George Walker, Yvonne Desportes, Emma Lou Diemer, Julia Perry, and Florence Price this season.