Audition to join YOCJ!

Young musicians (elementary through high school) are all welcomed to audition for the Youth Orchestra of Central Jersey in January, June, and September.

Students MUST study privately and be enrolled in either their school band or orchestra (if there is a band or orchestra in your school) in order to become and remain a member of the Youth Orchestra of Central Jersey. Recommendation by the student’s private teacher is required. Homeschoolers are also invited to audition!

Upcoming Audition Dates:

Tuesday, September 13, 2022 Auditions will take place at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, located at 177 Princeton Hightstown Rd, Princeton Junction, NJ 08550 

Tuesday, January 31, 2023, Location TBD
Tuesday, June 6, 2023, Location TBD

How do I register?

Step #1: Click HERE to sign up via our Google Doc Survey.

Step #2: Download, print, and have your private teacher sign this form:
Private Teacher Approval Form. Email a JPG or PDF of the completed form to

Step #3: The $25 audition fee can be paid via this secure PayPal link:


Name of Auditioning Student:

​Step #4: Registrants will then be contacted by Dr. Jordan Smith, our New Student Audition Coordinator, with your time slot and more information, prior to the auditions.

*YOCJ plans to hold In-Person Auditions, instead of online.

*Location: Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 177 Princeton Hightstown Road, Princeton Junction NJ 08550

Upon completion of a successful audition, ensemble placement will be determined by the Artistic Director and conducting staff.

All the information you need to prepare for an audition for the Youth Orchestra of Central Jersey can be found in the following links ~