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October 2021

Online Workshop: Yoojin Park

October 8 @ 4:30 pm - 6:45 pm
FREE

Classical to Improv and Everything in Between! Featuring Violinist Yoojin Park TWO SESSIONS @ 4:30 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Group A: Beginner/Intermediate 5:45-6:45 p.m. Group B: Intermediate/Advanced CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP Open to all strings! Participants will learn how to improvise, accompany others by creating percussive sounds with their bows (called “chopping”), and even write their own music through creative composition. Yoojin Park is a New York City-based violinist and composer from South Korea. She’s a Universal…

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Jazz Clinic with Dennis Mackrel

October 17 @ 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm
New Jersey Youth Symphony, 570 Central Avenue
New Providence, NJ 07974 United States
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The Fundamentals of Swing A basic overview of the fundamental elements of Jazz and how they relate to big bands in general with a focus on the rhythm section in particular.

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Friday Webinars at Wharton Arts: From Representation to Belonging: Making Performing Arts Education More Inclusive, Dr. Aaron Flagg

October 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
FREE

From Representation to Belonging: Making Performing Arts Education More Inclusive with Dr. Aaron Flagg, Chair and Associate Director of Juilliard Jazz Studies at The Juilliard School Helen H. Cha-Pyo, Moderator Dr. Flagg will discuss the importance of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in music education and the performing arts followed by a panel discussion with student representatives from the Paterson Music Project, New Jersey Youth Symphony, and the Performing Arts School. CLICK HERE to register for the FREE event. ABOUT DR.…

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November 2021

New Jersey Youth Symphony Presents “An American Salute”

November 7 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$15 – $20

Sunday, November 7, 2021 @ 3 p.m. Patriot's Theater at the War Memorial 1 Memorial Drive in Trenton Together We Celebrate! “An American Salute” Honoring Our Veterans Join us for an uplifting concert to honor our veterans with music by American composers including William Grant Still, Bernstein, Hailstork, Copland, Gould, and more. Come and sing along to the Armed Forces Medley and America the Beautiful. Free for all Veterans. New Jersey Youth Symphony Youth Orchestra & Youth Symphony George Marriner…

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Jazz Clinic with Dennis Mackrel

November 14 @ 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm
New Jersey Youth Symphony, 570 Central Avenue
New Providence, NJ 07974 United States
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Concert Preparation Reviewing aspects of the previous clinic and applying that information to the material that will be performed on the NJYS–BB & JO’s upcoming concert as well as discussing various issues including performance anxiety, stress and techniques to minimize them.

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USAF Concert Band concert sponsored by the New Jersey Youth Symphony

November 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
New Providence High School, 35 Pioneer Drive
New Providence, NJ 07974 United States
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December 2021

NJYS Concerts at Dolan

December 4 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Dolan Hall, St. Elizabeth University, 2 Convent Road
Morristown, NJ 07960 United States
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$15

Primo Strings, Sinfonia, Concertino Strings, Flute Choir, Flute Forum and Fortissimo Flutes.  Tickets are $20 adults, $15 students/seniors at WhartonArts.org.

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NJYS Concerts at Dolan

December 4 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Dolan Hall, St. Elizabeth University, 2 Convent Road
Morristown, NJ 07960 United States
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$15 – $20
NJYS Clarinet Ensemble

Concertino Winds, Clarinet Ensemble, CL4TET and Philharmonia. Tickets are $20 adults, $15 students/seniors at WhartonArts.org.

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NJYS Concert at Dolan

December 5 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Dolan Hall, St. Elizabeth University, 2 Convent Road
Morristown, NJ 07960 United States
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$15 – $20

NJYS Jazz Orchestra, Big Band, Saxophone Ensemble and Combos.  Tickets are $20 adults, $15 students/seniors at WhartonArts.org.

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NJYS Signature Concert Together We Celebrate! “Celebrating Winter Holidays”

December 12 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Union County Performing Arts Center, 1601 Irving Street
Rahway, NJ 07065 United States
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$15 – $20

Sun, Dec. 12, 3pm @ The Union County Performing Arts Center - Together We Celebrate! “Celebrating Winter Holidays” - Hanukkah, Christmas, Winter Solstice and Kwanzaa!  with special guest artists Mark McVey and Walker Jackson, and New Jersey Youth Chorus!  Featuring holiday music by Valery Coleman, Leroy Anderson, Randol Bass, Henry Curry and more J. Mark McVey, tenor Walker Jermain Jackson, narrator, tenor soloist New Jersey Youth Chorus, Patricia Joyce, director NJYS Youth Symphony NJYS Flute Ensembles Natasha Loomis, conductor Helen…

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January 2022

Youth Symphony Alumni Night

January 4, 2022
New Jersey Youth Symphony, 570 Central Avenue
New Providence, NJ 07974 United States
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NJYS celebrates Alumni Night and welcomes alumni to join for a portion of the Youth Symphony rehearsal. Under the baton of our Artistic Director and Principal Conductor, Helen Cha-Pyo, come and play your favorite Playathon music! It’s a great time to reconnect with each other over pizza after the rehearsal and catch up on all of the exciting things happening here at NJYS!

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Jazz Clinic with Dennis Mackrel

January 16, 2022 @ 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm
New Jersey Youth Symphony, 570 Central Avenue
New Providence, NJ 07974 United States
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A Brief History of the Jazz Orchestra A discussion about the history and development of the modern big band. We will analyze various audio and video recordings of the classic big bands beginning with the swing era up to the present.

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ONLIN WORKSHOP with Ms. Soo Bae, master teacher: “Learn How to Practice Smarter, Not Harder”

January 21, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
FREE

'Smart Practicing' workshop is focused on helping students to break away from bad practice habits and instead start building smart practice routines. We will focus on strategic ways to implement the most effective practicing methods in detail, so zoom in and lets get smart!  Open to All Musicians Click HERE to register Ms. Soo Bae, master teacher Praised for playing that is “rich and romantic, with crisp incisive technique” (The Strad), Canadian-Korean cellist Soo Bae has performed across the world…

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NJYS Bring a Friend Week/Open Rehearsals

January 23, 2022 - February 3, 2022
New Jersey Youth Symphony, 570 Central Avenue
New Providence, NJ 07974 United States
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NJYS cordially invites you to visit one of our rehearsals! Bring a Friend week is a week of Open Rehearsals at New Jersey Youth Symphony for musicians in grades 3-11 who are interested in joining our program. Eligible instruments include violin, viola, cello, bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, harp, piano,  percussion , and all Jazz instruments.  Enjoy getting to know other musicians as you will be seated next to a current member during the rehearsal. You…

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NJYS Percussion Ensemble Concert

January 23, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
New Jersey Performing Arts Center, 1 Center Street
Newark, NJ 07102 United States
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Free
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NJYS Concerto Competition

January 23, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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PAS Open House

January 30, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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February 2022

NJYS Concert at Saint Elizabeth University

February 12, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dolan Hall, St. Elizabeth University, 2 Convent Road
Morristown, NJ 07960 United States
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$15 – $20

Youth Orchestra, Fortissimo Flutes, Clarinet Ensemble and CL4TET.  Tickets are $20 adults, $15 students/seniors at WhartonArts.org.

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Jazz Clinic with Dennis Mackrel

February 13, 2022 @ 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm
New Jersey Youth Symphony, 570 Central Avenue
New Providence, NJ 07974 United States
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A Study in Styles Reviewing aspects of the previous clinic and applying what we learned while analyzing contrasting styles of arrangements (Bossa Novas, Latin, Funk, etc).

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President’s Day – No NJYS Rehearsals

February 21, 2022
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NJYS Signature Concert Together We Celebrate! Marvin Hamlisch “Anatomy of Peace”, Bernstein “Jerimiah” at UCPAC

February 26, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Union County Performing Arts Center, 1601 Irving Street
Rahway, NJ 07065 United States
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$15 – $20

Sat. Feb. 26 7pm @ UCPAC - Together We Celebrate! ___________ Symphony No. 1 “Jeremiah” by Leonard Bernstein “Anatomy of Peace” by Marvin Hamlish Briana Elyse Hunter, mezzo soprano New Jersey Youth Chorus, Patricia Joyce, director NJYS Youth Symphony Helen H. Cha-Pyo, artistic director and principal conductor Tickets are $20 adults; $15 students/seniors.

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March 2022

ONLINE Workshop – Sight Reading Workshop

March 18, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
New Jersey Youth Symphony, 570 Central Avenue
New Providence, NJ 07974 United States
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Sight Reading Workshop for all instruments and voice.

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Jazz Clinic with Dennis Mackrel

March 20, 2022 @ 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm
New Jersey Youth Symphony, 570 Central Avenue
New Providence, NJ 07974 United States
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March 20th 2022 - Improvisation In this clinic, we will spend the entire session discussing and working on individual soloing while primarily focusing on the function of the rhythm section.

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Playathon Dress Rehearsal

March 25, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Westfield Armory, 500 Rahway Avenue
Westfield, NJ 07090 United States
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Playathon

March 27, 2022
The Mills at Jersey Gardens, 651 Kapkowski Rd
Elizabeth, NJ 07201 United States
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April 2022

NJYS Audition Registration Opens

April 1, 2022

For more information, call (908) 771-5544.

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Jazz Clinic with Dennis Mackrel

April 10, 2022 @ 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm
New Jersey Youth Symphony, 570 Central Avenue
New Providence, NJ 07974 United States
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April 10th 2022 - Putting It All Together A recap of all of the previous clinics as well as a general discussion about what makes a world class big band.

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Online Workshop – NJYS Audition Excerpts

April 22, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Online AUDITION WORKSHOP: How to Prepare Audition Excerpts

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NJYS Concert: Together We Celebrate! Music and Technology, World Premiere Featuring 2022 NJYS Concerto Winner

April 30, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$15 – $20

Together We Celebrate! Music and Technology, World Premiere Featuring 2022 NJYS Concerto Winner 2022 NJYS Concerto Winner tba World Premiere work by Patricio Molina NJYS Youth Symphony Helen H. Cha-Pyo, artistic director and principal conductor Tickets are $20 adults; $15 students/seniors.  Tickets at WhartonArts.org.

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May 2022

NJYS Audtion Registration Closes

May 1, 2022
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NJYS Percussion Ensemble Concert

May 1, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
New Jersey Youth Symphony, 570 Central Avenue
New Providence, NJ 07974 United States
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NJYS Concerts at Drew

May 7, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Concert Hall at Drew University, 36 Madison Avenue
Madison, New Jersey 07940 United States
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$15 – $20

CL4TET, Clarinet Ensemble, Concertino Winds, Primo Strings and Concertino Strings.  Tickets are $20 adults; $15 students/seniors.  Tickets at WhartonArts.org.

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NJYS Concerts at Drew

May 7, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Concert Hall at Drew University, 36 Madison Avenue
Madison, New Jersey 07940 United States
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Sinfonia, Fortissimo Flutes, Flute Choir and Flute Forum. Tickets are $20 adults, $15 students/seniors. Tickets at WhartonArts.org.

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NJYS Concert at Dolan

May 8, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Dolan Hall, St. Elizabeth University, 2 Convent Road
Morristown, NJ 07960 United States
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$15 – $20

NJYS Jazz Orchestra, Big Band, Saxophone Ensemble and Combos. Tickets are $20 adults, $15 students/seniors at WhartonArts.org.

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NJYS at Montclair State University

May 15, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
$15 – $20

Youth Orchestra and Philharmonia. Tickets are $20 adults, $15 students/seniors. Tickets at WhartonArts.org.

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NJYS Auditions In Person

May 18, 2022 - May 27, 2022
New Jersey Youth Symphony, 570 Central Avenue
New Providence, NJ 07974 United States
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June 2022

NJYS Auditions In Person

June 1, 2022 - June 5, 2022
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