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October 2020

Friday Webinars at Wharton Arts – Artist Stories: Tia Fuller, Jazz Saxophonist and Shamie Royston, Jazz Pianist

October 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Friday Webinars at Wharton Arts is an hour-long weekly program where artists of different disciplines make authentic connections between art and life through sharing their stories, expertise, and creations. These webinars are curated and hosted by Artistic Director Helen H. Cha-Pyo. This week's webinar is Artist Stories: Tia Fuller, Jazz Saxophonist and Shamie Royston, Jazz Pianist on Women In Jazz—instrumental performers, directors, and composers. Register for the FREE webinar HERE.  View on WhartonArts.tv. ABOUT TIA FULLER When Grammy-nominated Mack Avenue recording artist,…

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Monday Master Class Series: Brennan Sweet, Violin

October 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Free
Brennan Sweet Mnday Master Class Series

Monday Master Class Series at NJYS: Join us for FREE master classes with world-renowned guest artists on Zoom EVERY MONDAY 7:00-8:15 PM EST (unless otherwise indicated). CLICK HERE to register for free master class. ABOUT BRENNAN SWEET Born in New York City, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Associate Concertmaster Brennan Sweet began violin studies at age 2 in Edmonton, Alberta. In 1977, he studied violin at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, Hungary. Beginning his college education as an…

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Friday Webinars at Wharton Arts – Stanford Thompson: The Community’s Practice Room

October 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Friday Webinars at Wharton Arts is an hour-long weekly program where artists of different disciplines make authentic connections between art and life through sharing their stories, expertise, and creations. These webinars are curated and hosted by Artistic Director Helen H. Cha-Pyo. This week's webinar is Stanford Thompson: The Community's Practice Room As a graduate of The Curtis Institute of Music and Founder/Executive Director of Play On Philly, Stanford Thompson understands the importance of technical mastery and musical knowledge while adding value…

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Monday Master Class Series: Toyin Spellman-Diaz, Oboe

October 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Free

Monday Master Class Series at NJYS: Join us for FREE master classes with world-renowned guest artists on Zoom EVERY MONDAY 7:00-8:15 PM EST (unless otherwise indicated). CLICK HERE to register for the free master class. ABOUT TOYIN SPELLMAN-DIAZ Oboist Toyin Spellman-Diaz grew up surrounded by her parent’s enormous record collection in Washington, DC. It was there that she absorbed the many layers of classical music’s beauty and the inspiring and uniting potential of the world’s diverse cultural landscape. Spellman-Diaz earned…

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Friday Webinars at Wharton Arts: Abe Lagrimas, Jr., Ukulele Artist

October 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Friday Webinars at Wharton Arts is an hour-long weekly program where artists of different disciplines make authentic connections between art and life through sharing their stories, expertise, and creations. These webinars are curated and hosted by Artistic Director Helen H. Cha-Pyo. This week's webinar is Abe Lagrimas, Jr., solo ukulele artist and Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award recipient. Bring your ukulele, listen, learn, and play!   Register for the FREE webinar HERE.  View on WhartonArts.tv. ABOUT ABE LAGRIMAS, JR. Abe Lagrimas, Jr.…

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Monday Master Class Series: Eric M. Berlin, Trumpet

October 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Free
Eric Berlin Master Class Series

Monday Master Class Series at NJYS: Join us for FREE master classes with world-renowned guest artists on Zoom EVERY MONDAY 7:00-8:15 PM EST (unless otherwise indicated). CLICK HERE to register for the free master class. ABOUT ERIC M. BERLIN Eric M. Berlin has has performed as a soloist with Hartford, Albany and Brooklyn Symphony Orchestras, the Helsinki University Orchestra in Finland, Orquestra Cidade de Recife and Orquestra Unisinos Anchieta in Brazil, the U.S. Coast Guard Band, and the New England…

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Friday Webinars at Wharton Arts – Julius Tolentino: Workshop on 5 Steps to Learning a Tune!

October 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Friday Webinars at Wharton Arts is an hour-long weekly program where artists of different disciplines make authentic connections between art and life through sharing their stories, expertise, and creations. These webinars are curated and hosted by Artistic Director Helen H. Cha-Pyo. Join our Director of Jazz at NJYS, Julius Tolentino, and hear about the 5 most effective ways of learning a tune! Register for the FREE webinar HERE.  View on WhartonArts.tv. ABOUT JULIUS TOLENTINO Saxophonist and educator Julius Tolentino has…

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Monday Master Class Series: Monica Ellis, Bassoon

October 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Free
Monica Ellis Monday Master Class Series

Monday Master Class Series at NJYS: Join us for FREE master classes with world-renowned guest artists on Zoom EVERY MONDAY 7:00-8:15 PM EST (unless otherwise indicated). CLICK HERE to register for the free master class. ABOUT MONICA ELLIS Bassoonist Monica Ellis is a founding member of the Grammy nominated wind quintet, Imani Winds, who in their 23rd season, continue to make ground-breaking art while maintaining a vigorous international touring schedule. Ellis’ strong work ethic was instilled very early on from…

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Friday Webinars at Wharton Arts – This Little Light of Mine: Story of Fanny Lou Hamer

October 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free
Santa Fe Opera Project Friday Webinar at Wharton Arts

Friday Webinars at Wharton Arts is an hour-long weekly program where artists of different disciplines make authentic connections between art and life through sharing their stories, expertise, and creations. These webinars are curated and hosted by Artistic Director Helen H. Cha-Pyo. This week's webinar is This Little Light of Mine: Story of Fanny Lou Hamer. Santa Fe Opera Project: Learn about Fanny Lou Hamer, an American voting rights activist, through an original opera. Diana Solomon-Glover, librettist Chandler Carter, composer Beth…

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November 2020

Youth Symphony Concert

November 1 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Monday Master Class Series: Afendi Yusuf, Clarinet

November 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Free
Afendi Yusuf

Monday Master Class Series at NJYS: Join us for FREE master classes with world-renowned guest artists on Zoom EVERY MONDAY 7:00-8:15 PM EST (unless otherwise indicated). CLICK HERE to register for the free master class. ABOUT AFENDI YUSUF Afendi Yusuf joined The Cleveland Orchestra as principal clarinet with the start of the 2017-18 season. Born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, he has appeared as guest principal with a number of North American ensembles, including the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Canadian Opera Company, and…

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Friday Webinars at Wharton Arts: Caroline, or Change

November 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Friday Webinars at Wharton Arts is an hour-long weekly program where artists of different disciplines make authentic connections between art and life through sharing their stories, expertise, and creations. These webinars are curated and hosted by Artistic Director Helen H. Cha-Pyo. This week's webinar is Caroline or Change, a Broadway musical; music by Jeanine Tesori and book and lyrics by Tony Kushner. The score combines spirituals, blues, Motown, classical music, and Jewish klezmer and folk music.  Learn the score with…

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Monday Master Class Series: Ha Young Jung, Double bass

November 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Free

Monday Master Class Series at NJYS: Join us for FREE master classes with world-renowned guest artists on Zoom EVERY MONDAY 7:00-8:15 PM EST (unless otherwise indicated). CLICK HERE to register for the free master class. ABOUT HA YOUNG JUNG New York-based Double bassist Ha Young Jung captivates audiences and critics alike with her dynamic and engaging performances. Jung holds The Lawrence J. Tamburri Chair as Principal Double Bass of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. She holds prominent positions in organizations…

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Friday Webinars at Wharton Arts: Domhnaill Hernon, Speaker, Dir. of Experiments in Arts and Technology, Nokia Bell Labs

November 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Friday Webinars at Wharton Arts is an hour-long weekly program where artists of different disciplines make authentic connections between art and life through sharing their stories, expertise, and creations. These webinars are curated and hosted by Artistic Director Helen H. Cha-Pyo. This week's webinar features Domhnaill Hernon, Speaker, Director of Experiments in Arts and Technology (E.A.T.) at Nokia Bell Labs on why the future of innovation is at the intersection of art and technology–and the role of music. The worlds…

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YO/CE/CL4Tet/FORT Concert

November 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Monday Master Class Series: Dion Tucker, Jazz Trombone

November 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Free
Dion Tucker Monday Master Class Series

Monday Master Class Series at NJYS: Join us for FREE master classes with world-renowned guest artists on Zoom EVERY MONDAY 7:00-8:15 PM EST (unless otherwise indicated). CLICK HERE to register for the free master class. ABOUT DION TUCKER Dion Tucker is an accomplished trombonist, composer, and music educator with an oeuvre that defies genre. Boston-born and Miami-bred, Dion moved to New York in 1998 to study at The New School under the tutelage of pioneering trombonists Benny Powell and Steve…

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Friday Webinars at Wharton Arts – La Frontera: Stories of Migration in Movement

November 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Friday Webinars at Wharton Arts is an hour-long weekly program where artists of different disciplines make authentic connections between art and life through sharing their stories, expertise and creations. These webinars are curated and hosted by Artistic Director Helen H. Cha-Pyo. This week's webinar is La Frontera: Stories of Migration in Movement, a newly commissioned, 20-minute multi-movement piece for string ensemble and percussion quartet, guitar, and voice that honors the journey of migrants and ties together this common human experience,…

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Monday Master Class Series: Pablo Rieppi, Percussion

November 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Free
Pablo Rieppi Master Class Series

THIS FREE MASTER CLASS TAKES PLACE ON SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22 AT 2:00 PM EST. Join us on Zoom. CLICK HERE to register for the free master class. ABOUT PABLO RIEPPI Pablo Rieppi has been performing music for over 30 years, and teaching for over 20 years. He plays over 200 concerts per year, both in New York City and around the world, with luminaries in his field. He is equally dedicated to helping other musicians establish a strong foundation, develop…

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Monday Master Class Series: Weston Sprott, Trombone

November 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Free
Artist Stories Series Wharton Arts Weston Sprott

Monday Master Class Series at NJYS: Join us for FREE master classes with world-renowned guest artists on Zoom EVERY MONDAY 7:00-8:15 PM EST (unless otherwise indicated). CLICK HERE to register for the free master class. ABOUT WESTON SPROTT Weston Sprott enjoys an exciting career that includes orchestral, chamber, and solo performances, as well as numerous educational and outreach efforts. He is Dean of the Preparatory Division at The Juilliard School, leading Juilliard Pre-College and the Music Advancement Program, and a…

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Monday Master Class Series: Alexa Tarantino, Jazz Saxophone

November 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Free
Alexa Tarantino MOnday Master Class Series

Monday Master Class Series at NJYS: Join us for FREE master classes with world-renowned guest artists on Zoom EVERY MONDAY 7:00-8:15 PM EST (unless otherwise indicated). CLICK HERE to register for the free master class. ABOUT ALEXA TARANTINO Alexa Tarantino is an award-winning, vibrant, young jazz saxophonist, woodwind doubler, composer, and educator. Tarantino’s “lovely, ardent way of improvising,” and “sharply plotted but gracefully unencumbered straight-ahead jazz ” (Giovanni Russonello, The New York Times) establish her individual voice which shines through…

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December 2020

Friday Webinars at Wharton Arts – Dr. Noa Kageyama, Speaker: Practicing for Skills vs. Practicing for Performance

December 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free
Friday Webinars at Wharton Arts

Friday Webinars at Wharton Arts is an hour-long weekly program where artists of different disciplines make authentic connections between art and life through sharing their stories, expertise, and creations. These webinars are curated and hosted by Artistic Director Helen H. Cha-Pyo. Dr. Noa Kageyama, performance psychologist, is on the faculty of The Juilliard School and the New World Symphony in Miami, FL where he helps talented musicians prepare for orchestra job auditions. He has conducted workshops and webinars on performance…

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JO/BB/JAZZ Combos Concert

December 5 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Monday Master Class Series: Demarre McGill, Flute

December 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Free
Demarre McGill Monday Master CLass Series

Monday Master Class Series at NJYS: Join us for FREE master classes with world-renowned guest artists on Zoom EVERY MONDAY 7:00-8:15 PM EST (unless otherwise indicated). CLICK HERE to register for the free master class. ABOUT DEMARRE MCGILL Demarre McGill has gained international recognition as a soloist, recitalist, chamber and orchestral musician. Winner of an Avery Fisher Career Grant and the Sphinx Medal of Excellence, he has appeared as soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Seattle, Pittsburgh, Dallas, Grant Park,…

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Friday Webinars at Wharton Arts – Kevin Cole, Piano: Conversation & Music

December 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Friday Webinars at Wharton Arts is an hour-long weekly program where artists of different disciplines make authentic connections between art and life through sharing their stories, expertise, and creations. These webinars are curated and hosted by Artistic Director Helen H. Cha-Pyo. Kevin Cole, Piano: Conversation & Music. Come and enjoy Mr. Cole’s amazing personal story interwoven with his performance of music by Gershwin—a perfect way to spend a Friday evening with your family and friends! Register for the FREE webinar…

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PRIMO/CS/FC/FF/SINF Concert

December 12 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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CW/NJYS Quartet/PHIL Concert

December 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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YS/JO Holiday Concert

December 13 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Monday Master Class Series: Deborah Buck, Violin

December 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Free
Deborah Buck Monday Master CLass Series

Monday Master Class Series at NJYS: Join us for FREE master classes with world-renowned guest artists on Zoom EVERY MONDAY 7:00-8:15 PM EST (unless otherwise indicated). CLICK HERE to register for the free master class. ABOUT DEBORAH BUCK Described by Strad Magazine as “Particularly impressive for her surpassing degree of imagination and vibrant sound,” violinist Deborah Buck has built a strong musical career as chamber musician, concertmaster, soloist, professor, and artistic leader. Buck enjoyed seventeen years of exciting concertizing, extensive…

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January 2021

NJYS Percussion Ensemble Concert

January 10, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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NJYS YS/YO/FORT/CE Concert

January 31, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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February 2021

NJYS Bring a Buddy Week

February 7, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - February 11, 2021 @ 9:00 pm
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April 2021

NJYS Audition Registration Opens

April 1, 2021

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

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