The Youth Orchestra of Central Jersey has been providing outstanding opportunities for talented young musicians in Central New 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 its twelve performance groups. There are three levels for strings: String Preparatory Orchestra, Pro Arte Orchestra, and the advanced Symphonic Orchestra. There is a Wind Symphony and many small ensembles for brass, percussion, saxophone, flute, and woodwind students. Rehearsals take place on Tuesday evenings from October through May. Auditions for new students are held in January, June and September. Our next audition date: Tuesday, September 13, 2022. Click HERE for more audition information! Like us on FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM!

Bravo YOCJ on stellar Spring 2022 concerts!

Congratulations to all the students and conductors on the outstanding 3pm and 7pm concerts! Thank you to all who attended and supported our talented musicians! Beautiful photography from both concerts is coming soon on our FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM. In the meantime, bravo to our 23 seniors below. Best wishes on a bright future!!

YOCJ Summer Camps 2022!

Registration has concluded! We are thrilled by the robust response. Participants will be receiving further instructions via email. Everyone, please save these dates and join us for the concerts at the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church!
*Friday July 8, 1pm-3pm (change from the flyer) – Summer Band & Solo Concert
*Friday July 15, 11am-12pm -Summer Chamber Camp Week #1 Recital
*Friday July 22, 11am-12pm -Summer Chamber Camp Week #2 Recital
Click HERE for more information.

This program has been made possible, in part, with support from ACMP Associated Chamber Music Players.

The Splash Reel (at very top left of our page) was masterfully crafted by Front Row Seat Productions, LLC


YOCJ is committed to making all of our events accessible to all our patrons. Click HERE for more information and email us with any requests and questions that you might have:


YOCJ is pleased to feature our monthly sponsors here and on our social media! Please email us with questions that you have:

Thank you to Russo Music Rentals, and Princeton String Academy, for your sponsorship!