The New Jersey Youth Chorus provides a unique musical education that encourages a love and appreciation of choral music while nurturing personal growth and creative development.
Students of NJYC rehearse weekly and learn vocal technique, aural skills, sight-singing skills, and ensemble skills in a comfortable, united atmosphere.
About Our Programs
Students of NJYC rehearse weekly and learn vocal technique, aural skills, sight-singing skills, and ensemble skills in a comfortable, united atmosphere. Rehearsals are a combination of full ensemble and sectional work in order to best teach each singer while maintaining NJYC’s high standards.
Programming begins in September and runs through May, with touring groups rehearsing through June.
NJYC’s calendar varies from season to season, but each ensemble can expect a mix of performance opportunities, workshops, festivals, collaborations, community outreach, social gatherings, and service events. Travel opportunities broaden our chorister’s perspectives through optional international and domestic tours and festivals.
We strive to provide our choristers with one of a kind experiences — opportunities such as performing alongside musical titans Queen Latifah, The Chieftans, Barry Manilow, Ronan Tynan, Celtic Tenors, NJ Symphony Orchestra, and Canadian Brass; working with renowned clinicians and composers like Dr. Rollo Dilworth, Zimfira Poloz, Dr. Jerry Blackstone, and Randall Stroope; and performing in spectacular venues like the White House, Carnegie Hall, and on live TV during the Superbowl and the Today Show.
How to Apply
NJYC holds auditions in June for the following season. Prospective students should complete the following steps:
All applicants must submit an online audition application, which will be made available online annually.*
Review audition requirements.
Attend the audition and parent information session.
Receive audition results via email.
Register for your ensemble online using the link provided via email.
*Once your application is received, you will be assigned an audition appointment via email. Additional auditions in July-September and mid-year auditions in January are available in select circumstances. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire.