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New Jersey Youth Symphony

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January 2022

ONLINE WORKSHOP: Learn How to Practice Smarter, Not Harder

January 21 @ 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
FREE

The Smart Practicing Workshop will focus on helping students 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 let's get smart! Open to All Musicians. CLICK HERE to register for the FREE online workshop. Soo Bae, master teacher Praised for playing that is “rich and romantic, with crisp incisive technique” (The Strad), Canadian-Korean cellist Soo Bae has…

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NJYS Percussion Ensemble Concert

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

NJYS presents the Percussion Ensemble and Percussion Quartet in concert at Burgdorff Hall on Sunday, January 23 at 10:00 a.m. Masks and vaccination or proof of negative COVID test required for audience members. Peter Saleh, guest director PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE Chaos Supreme  Josh Walker Crazy Dance  Josh Walker Festival of the New Sun  Alan Keown Numerology  Brian Nozny PERCUSSION QUARTET Ritual Music  David Skidmore Song and Dance  Gene Koshinski Double Take  Jamieson Carr Table Talk  Alyssa Weinberg See Saw  Ivan Trevino

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NJYS Concerto Competition

January 23 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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February 2022

NJYS Concert at Saint Elizabeth University

February 12 @ 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

Join us at the University of Saint Elizabeth's Dolan hall for a concert featuring the NJYS Youth Orchestra, Fortissimo Flutes, Clarinet Ensemble and CL4tet. The NJYS Youth Orchestra will perform Marquez’s Danzon No.2 and Mars and Jupiter from Holst’s The Planets; Clarinet Ensemble will perform works by Beethoven; CL4tet will perform Grieg's Puck and Strauss' Pizzicato Polka; and Fortissimo Flutes will perform Mendelssohn's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Tickets are $20 adults, $15 students/seniors. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets.

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Jazz Clinic with Dennis Mackrel

February 13 @ 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). CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

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President’s Day – No NJYS Rehearsals

February 21
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A Concert for Peace

February 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Union County Performing Arts Center, 1601 Irving Street
Rahway, NJ 07065 United States
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$15 – $20

Join us at the Union County Performing Arts Center located at 1601 Irving Street in Rahway on Saturday, February 26 at 7:00 p.m. for the New Jersey Youth Symphony's A Concert for Peace: Marvin Hamlisch's Anatomy of Peace and Leonard Bernstein's Symphony No. 1 Jeremiah. As we enter a new year full of hope, together we celebrate peace and the joy of music. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students/seniors. FAMILY PACK 5 tickets for $50. CLICK HERE to purchase…

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NJYS Bring a Friend Week/Open Rehearsals

February 27 - March 3
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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March 2022

ONLINE Workshop – Sight Reading Workshop

March 18 @ 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 @ 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. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

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Playathon Dress Rehearsal

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

March 27 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
The Mills at Jersey Gardens, 651 Kapkowski Rd
Elizabeth, NJ 07201 United States
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Free

Nearly 500 talented young musicians come together for this annual concert performing music from iconic movies and musicals. We invite you to come celebrate and support our young musicians as they spread the joy of music throughout our community.

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April 2022

NJYS Audition Registration Opens

April 1

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

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Jazz Clinic with Dennis Mackrel

April 10 @ 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. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

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Online Workshop – NJYS Audition Excerpts

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

Online AUDITION WORKSHOP: How to Prepare Audition Excerpts

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Exploring Music, Technology and Communication: Together We Celebrate Youth Excellence and Leadership

April 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Presbyterian Church in Morristown, 57 E Park Place
Morristown, NJ 07960 United States
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$15 – $20

Featuring NJYS 2022 Concerto Competition Winner and a new work by Dr. Patricio Molina exploring music, technology, and communication.  The thrilling Saint-Saëns' Symphony No. 3, "Organ" will close out the season. 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
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NJYS Percussion Ensemble Concert

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

May 7 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 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. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets.

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NJYS Concerts at Drew

May 7 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 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. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets.

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NJYS Concert at Dolan

May 8 @ 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. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets.

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NJYS at Montclair State University

$15 – $20

Youth Orchestra and Philharmonia. Tickets are $20 adults, $15 students/seniors. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets.

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NJYS Auditions In Person

May 18 - May 27
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 - June 5
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