MASTERCLASS

2022-2023 Soloist: Billy Hunter, Trumpet

YOCJ is pleased to announce that our soloist for the 2022-2023 Season will be Trumpet player Billy Hunter. Mr. Hunter is currently Principal Trumpet with the Metropolitan Opera in New York and Assistant Principal Trumpet with the Grant Park Symphony Orchestra in Chicago. He will be performing the Arutunian Trumpet Concerto with the Symphonic Orchestra, with conductor Kenneth Bean at our Winter Large Ensemble concert in January. Mr. Hunter will also be our Brass clinician at our Spring Brass Masterclass in March. More concert details will be available soon, as well as information on how YOCJ students can audition to perform in the Masterclass. Stay tuned!

YOCJ 2022 Master Classes with David Kim, Princeton Symphony Orchestra Clinicians, & Manhattan School of Music’s Dr. Wonki Lee

We were thrilled to be hold live Masterclasses for ALL instruments this spring at the Prince of Peace Church!

Woodwind Masterclass: Princeton Symphony Orchestra Clinician, Brad Balliett, Bassoon
Brass Masterclass: Princeton Symphony Orchestra Clinician, Jerry Bryant, Trumpet
Percussion Masterclass: Princeton Symphony Orchestra Clinician, Jeremy Levine, Timpani
Saxophone Masterclass: Manhattan School of Music, Dr. Wonki Lee
String Master Class: Philadelphia Orchestra Concertmaster, David Kim 

YOCJ’s 2021 Spring Master Classes

YOCJ was pleased to present an exciting collection of Master Classes for the Spring of 2021, for the evening of Tuesday April 20th. Bravo to the following students who were selected to perform!

Angela Zator Nelson, 2020
David Kim, 2019


Stanley Drucker, 2018
Jennifer Montone, 2017
David Kim, 2016
Yumi Kendall, 2015

YOCJ Guest Soloists and Masterclass Clinicians:

2011 – David Kim, violin, Concertmaster of The Philadelphia Orchestra
2012 – Hal Robinson, bass, Principal Bassist of The Philadelphia Orchestra
2013 – Matt Vaughan, trombone, Principal Trombonist of The Philadelphia Orchestra
2014 – Bart Feller, flute, Principal Flautist of The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra
2015 – Yumi Kendall, cello, Associate Principal Cellist of the Philadelphia Orchestra
2016 – David Kim, violin, Concertmaster of The Philadelphia Orchestra
2017 – Jennifer Montone, French horn, Principal French Horn of The Philadelphia Orchestra
2018 – Stanley Drucker, former Principal Clarinet of The New York Philharmonic
2019 – David Kim, violin, Concertmaster of The Philadelphia Orchestra
2020 – Angela Zator Nelson, percussion, Associate Principal Timpanist of The Philadelphia Orchestra
2021 – PSO Musicians: Basia Danilow, Michael Davis, Joanne Bates, Yevgeny Faniuk, Brad Balliett, Jerry Bryant, Greg Giannascoli & Boston University’s Dr. Jennifer Bill
2022 – David Kim, violin, Concertmaster of The Philadelphia Orchestra, PSO Musicians: Brad Balliett, Tom Cook, Jeremy Levine, & Manhattan School of Music’s Dr. Wonki Lee