YOCJ has been providing outstanding opportunities for talented young musicians in Central Jersey since 1978.
The Youth Orchestra of Central Jersey brings together some of the finest young musicians in our region to participate and excel in a nurturing and challenging musical environment. Over 200 elementary through high school students, all of whom take private lessons and participate in their schools’ music programs, make up the orchestra and its twelve performance groups. There are two levels for strings, the advanced Symphonic Orchestra, and small ensembles for brass, percussion, saxophone, flute, and woodwind students. Rehearsals take place on Tuesday evenings from October through May at West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North. Auditions for new students are held in January, June and September.
We are delighted that Firebird Fine Arts Tours is once again planning our performing tour, this time to Germany for June 28 to July 5, 2017. Click HERE to peruse our tentative itinerary. Kathie Schmoll and the Firebird Team will be making their presentation of our Germany tour on our annual registration night, Tuesday September 27, 2016! Families and students are welcome to sign up for the trip. To be eligible to participate, students MUST be members of YOCJ. Our next audition date is Tuesday, September 13 ~ click HERE to sign up for auditions!
YOCJ welcomes Jeffrey Lang!
For the 2016-2017 Season, we are delighted to be hosting The Philadelphia Orchestra Associate Principal French Horn, Jeffrey Lang. Mr. Lang will be our featured soloist for the Sunday, January 22, 2017, 7pm concert at TCNJ’s Kendall Hall. Ticket information will be available this winter. Additionally, Mr. Lang will be hosting an interactive Brass Master Class with our students and brass ensembles on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at the West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North Auditorium. The Brass Master Class is a free event and open to the public. Please join us for both the concert and the class!
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