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, January 31 & June 6, 2023. Click HERE for more audition information! Like us on FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM!

YOCJ Partnership with the Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) 

The 2022-2023 Season is the third year of our amazing partnership with the Princeton Symphony Orchestra! Enjoy this PSO Student Spotlight video featuring the YOCJ cellist, Nikhil Das describing his musical journey!



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:

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2022-2023 Sponsor Opportunities Now Available!

YOCJ is pleased to feature monthly sponsors on our home page, and on our social media! We are officially accepting new sponsor inquiries for the 2022-2023 Season. Click HERE to learn more, while all possible ad opportunities are still available! Please email us with questions that you have: