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NJYC hosts auditions each June for the following season. We also hold mid-year auditions for some ensembles in January. Audition applications and requirements can be found on our website.
Each season’s calendar is special and unique, but each ensemble can expect to participate in a mix of formal concerts, workshops and clinics, festivals, philanthropic events, retreats, and social events.
There are typically 8-12 events on each ensemble’s calendar that include our annual welcome day potluck, our Kids for Kids benefit events, and our winter and spring concerts.
Yes, the choir has been hired to sing at corporate events, private parties, and fundraisers. Please reach out to us at krystiana.machtinger@WhartonArts.org to discuss the possibility of having NJYC perform at your event.
NJYC has 5 performing ensembles: Primo Coro, for girls in grades 3-5; Sola Voce, for girls in grades 6-8; Coriste, for girls in grades 9-12; Coro Vivo, for boys with unchanged voices in grades 3-8; and Camerata, for boys with changed and changing voices in grades 7-12.
Our program is open by audition to children in grades 3-12. Formal training is not required; please see our audition requirements for more details.
Coro Vivo and Sola Voce rehearse on Mondays from 4:15-6:00 p.m. and Coriste and Camerata rehearse on Mondays from 6:15-8:15/8:30 p.m. Primo Coro rehearses on Wednesdays from 4:15-5:45 pm. NJYC rehearses at 570 Central Avenue in New Providence. Rehearsals run September-May with touring groups rehearsing through June.
Audition registration for the 2023-24 season will open on April 1, 2023. Auditions will take place at 570 Central Avenue in New Providence.
Cost / Tuition
NJYC is a tuition-based program. The costs vary for each NJYC ensemble. Payment plans and financial assistance are available. For more information, visit our Ensembles page.