Summer Band Camp Commences

YOCJ is thrilled to start organizing Summer Camps for 2022! Be sure to save these dates. Thanks to the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church for hosting both camps!

**Click HERE to register and learn more about both camps!**

• YOCJ seeks to bridge the gap between our Spring and Fall semesters with our camps.
• YOCJ will follow safety guidelines, including face coverings.
• Camps are open to both YOCJ and non-YOCJ students–stay tuned for requirements and details!

SUMMER BAND CAMP
(2 week camp)

Monday June 27 – Friday July 1, 9am – Noon
Tuesday July 5 – Thursday July 7, 9am – Noon
Friday July 8, double session, culminating in a concert

SUMMER CHAMBER MUSIC CAMP
(choice of week #1 or week #2)

Week #1: Monday July 11 – Friday July 15, 9am – Noon
Friday July 15, 11am recital

Week #2: Monday July 18 – Friday July 22, 9am – Noon
Friday July 22, 11am recital

Spring Large Ensemble Concerts

YOCJ will hold the Spring Large Ensemble Concerts on Sunday May 22, 2022
Yvonne Theater, Rider University

The timings are as follows:

3pm Concert
Wind Symphony
String Preparatory Orchestra
Pro Arte Orchestra
Pro Arte Orchestra & Wind Symphony

7pm Concert
Saxophone Choir
Symphonic Orchestra, featuring Senior soloists:
Rithika Iyengar, Clarinet, performing the Finzi Clarinet Concerto
Timothy Chen, Saxophone, performing the Creston Saxophone Concerto

COST:

$20 Adults
$15 Seniors & Students
YOCJ Students: FREE
Public & Private Music Teachers: FREE: Please email Mrs. Epps at executivedirector@yocj.org to reserve your ticket!

TICKET OPTIONS
*All tickets are valid for either or BOTH concerts!

1. Ticket Sales during Monday May 16 & Tuesday May 17 Rehearsals at Prince of Peace Church
(cash & checks accepted.)

2. Purchase tickets at the Sunday May 22 Concert at the Yvonne Theater, Rider University
(cash & checks accepted.)

3. Credit Card: Buy online via the secure PayPal link below. The link will ask for the quantity of the selected ticket type, once you are on the PayPal website. You will need to go through the process again to purchase any quantity of the other ticket type. Tickets purchased online will be labeled and waiting for you at the ticket table on the day of the concert. They will be sorted in alphabetical order by the first name of the person who purchases the ticket(s).


Select Ticket Type
Concert Time



CONCERT COVID PROTOCOL:

*Masking is now optional on the campus of Rider University.
*Please be familiar with our COVID policies and protocol:

1. Please click HERE to view & read the YOCJ COVID Waiver form.
2. Please click HERE to view & read the YOCJ COVID Protocols 2021-2022.

STUDENT CONCERT ATTIRE:

All-black attire for all students:

1A. Long-sleeved black blouse/dress shirt with black dress pants/long skirt (floor- or ankle-length).  Black ties optional.
OR

1B. Floor- or ankle-length black dress (with sleeves)
AND
2. Black dress shoes (closed-toe, no sandals) with long black dress socks/stockings

PARKING
Parking at Rider University is ample. There is a spacious, accessible parking lot behind the Fine Arts Building, which houses the Yvonne Theater. Click HERE for a Rider University Campus Map PDF.

ACCESSIBILITY:

Please give us advanced notice if there are any special accessibility requests that you might have. Click HERE to view our accessibility page on our website.

 

Chamber Music Fundraiser Recital

YOCJ is excited to bring back our Chamber Music Fundraiser Recital!
This event exclusively raises funds for the YOCJ Senior Scholarship.

Very soon, we will be able to announce all the selected chamber groups that will perform at the upcoming Chamber Recital Fundraiser, which will be followed by a YOCJ Family Social event on Sunday, May 1, 2022, all starting at 3pm at the Prince of Peace Church.

Our YOCJ Family Social will take place on Sun. May 1st in the POP Community Room right after the 3pm Chamber Music Recital Fundraiser, which is in the POP Sanctuary.

YOCJ will continue the fundraising for the Senior Scholarship by selling finger foods, snacks, and baked goods. We need an approximate headcount in order to prepare accordingly.

**Please RSVP your headcount HERE by Friday, April 22nd.**

This unique event features student-organized chamber groups. Conductors will select which chamber groups will perform at this Chamber Music Fundraiser Recital. Selected groups will also receive one coaching session prior to the concert. All funds raised at the recital go completely towards the Senior Scholarship which will be awarded at the May 2022 Spring Concert. 

 

GivingTuesday 2021 and more!

GivingTuesday 2021:
…is right around the corner: Tuesday November 30th.
Please keep in mind that YOCJ is a non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible. Click HERE for more information on how to donate!
Click HERE to view our musically-themed Giving Platforms. Donations could be made via check or our PayPal link.
 
McCaffrey’s Receipt Program
YOCJ is part of McCaffrey’s program that supports local nonprofit organizations by generously donating 1% of every receipt collected. Please share with your neighbors, friends, family and coworkers – anyone can submit their receipts to YOCJ. We request that receipts are submitted monthly as receipts cannot be more than 3 months old. Just bring your receipts to rehearsals in an envelope! Mrs. Epps will make sure that Board member Joon Chung receives them. If you have any other questions, please contact Joon Chung at chungers@gmail.com. Thank you for your support!
 
AmazonSmile:
This is one of the easiest ways to show your support for our non-profit organization! Click HERE to start shopping on AmazonSmile and support YOCJ at the same time. AmazonSmile is a website that offers the same products and convenience as Amazon. The difference is that shopping on AmazonSmile means that the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate .5% of the purchase price towards any eligible charitable organization. Please consider doing your on-line shopping to help support our talented young musicians!

Classico Tomato Pie Tuesday Fundraiser

Save the dates! Monday November 15 and Tuesday November 16. YOCJ is running an ALL-DAY fundraisers on BOTH dates. YOCJ receives 20% of all sales made by YOCJ students, families, and friends. Show the flyer and help support YOCJ!

 

Classico Tomato Pie Monday Fundraiser

Save the dates! Monday November 15 and Tuesday November 16. YOCJ is running an ALL-DAY fundraisers on BOTH dates. YOCJ receives 20% of all sales made by YOCJ students, families, and friends. Show the flyer and help support YOCJ!

 

Tuesday Master Classes 2022

YOCJ 2022 Master Classes with David Kim, Princeton Symphony Orchestra Clinicians, & Dr. Wonki Lee

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

Monday, March 28th

6pm – 7:30pm Woodwind Masterclass, Sanctuary
Princeton Symphony Orchestra Clinician, Brad Balliett, Bassoon

6pm – 7:30pm Brass Masterclass, Community Room
Princeton Symphony Orchestra Clinician, Jerry Bryant, Trumpet

8pm – 9pm Percussion Masterclass, Community Room
Princeton Symphony Orchestra Clinician, Jeremy Levine, Timpani

Tuesday, March 29th

6pm – 7:30pm Saxophone Masterclass, Community Room
Manhattan School of Music, Dr. Wonki Lee

7pm – 9pm String Master Class, Sanctuary
Philadelphia Orchestra Concertmaster, David Kim 

MORE DETAILS:

*The week of Masterclasses, ALL YOCJ students will attend their appropriate events, instead of regular rehearsals.

*Also, all Small Ensembles will perform for their clinician (in preparation for the Sat. April 2 concert) DURING the Masterclass.

*Additionally, ALL YOCJ students will have the opportunity to submit video applications to perform a solo in their respective Masterclasses!

*YOCJ Conductors will select a limited number of applicants to perform.

*David Kim will be accepting ALL string instruments in his masterclass: violin, viola, cello, and double bass!

*No piano accompanists will be used in the woodwind, brass, percussion, and saxophone masterclasses.

*YOCJ will provide a piano accompanist for the David Kim Masterclass. The chosen students will first be coached by Mr. Pugh during an assigned 30 minute rehearsal with the pianist, on either Tuesday March 7, 14, or 21st, sometime between 5:30pm and 7pm. More information is coming soon.

HOW TO APPLY:

*Deadline: Friday, February 25

*Video: Students should prepare of video of themselves performing their intended solo and submit it via this link: YOCJ 2022 Masterclass Application Form

*Please review your video prior to submission for sound and visual issues. *The student should be well-lit, the background should not be distracting, and the viewer should easily be able to see both arms of the student.

*No piano accompanists are needed in the videos.

*YOCJ Conductors will select which students will perform. Decisions are final.

 

Monday Master Classes 2022

YOCJ 2022 Master Classes with David Kim, Princeton Symphony Orchestra Clinicians, & Dr. Wonki Lee

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

Monday, March 28th

6pm – 7:30pm Woodwind Masterclass, Sanctuary
Princeton Symphony Orchestra Clinician, Brad Balliett, Bassoon

6pm – 7:30pm Brass Masterclass, Community Room
Princeton Symphony Orchestra Clinician, Jerry Bryant, Trumpet

8pm – 9pm Percussion Masterclass, Community Room
Princeton Symphony Orchestra Clinician, Jeremy Levine, Timpani

Tuesday, March 29th

6pm – 7:30pm Saxophone Masterclass, Community Room
Manhattan School of Music, Dr. Wonki Lee

7pm – 9pm String Master Class, Sanctuary
Philadelphia Orchestra Concertmaster, David Kim 

MORE DETAILS:

*The week of Masterclasses, ALL YOCJ students will attend their appropriate events, instead of regular rehearsals.

*Also, all Small Ensembles will perform for their clinician (in preparation for the Sat. April 2 concert) DURING the Masterclass.

*Additionally, ALL YOCJ students will have the opportunity to submit video applications to perform a solo in their respective Masterclasses!

*YOCJ Conductors will select a limited number of applicants to perform.

*David Kim will be accepting ALL string instruments in his masterclass: violin, viola, cello, and double bass!

*No piano accompanists will be used in the woodwind, brass, percussion, and saxophone masterclasses.

*YOCJ will provide a piano accompanist for the David Kim Masterclass. The chosen students will first be coached by Mr. Pugh during an assigned 30 minute rehearsal with the pianist, on either Tuesday March 7, 14, or 21st, sometime between 5:30pm and 7pm. More information is coming soon.

HOW TO APPLY:

*Deadline: Friday, February 25

*Video: Students should prepare of video of themselves performing their intended solo and submit it via this link: YOCJ 2022 Masterclass Application Form

*Please review your video prior to submission for sound and visual issues. *The student should be well-lit, the background should not be distracting, and the viewer should easily be able to see both arms of the student.

*No piano accompanists are needed in the videos.

*YOCJ Conductors will select which students will perform. Decisions are final.

Spring Small Ensembles Concert

Save the Date! Saturday, April 2, 2022, 4:30pm – that’s the date for our Spring Small Ensemble Concert. This year we will be at the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church. Which ensembles will perform?
* Brass Ensemble
* Brass Choir
* Flute Choir
* Percussion Ensemble
* Saxophone Ensemble
* Woodwind Choir
* Symphonic Woodwinds

 

Winter Large Ensemble Concerts

YOCJ will hold the Winter Large Ensemble Concerts on Sunday January 23rd, 2022
at the Yvonne Theater, Rider University

The timings are as follows:

3pm Concert
Wind Symphony
String Preparatory Orchestra
Pro Arte Orchestra

7pm Concert
Saxophone Choir
Symphonic Orchestra, featuring David Kim, Violin Soloist

The Philadelphia Orchestra Concertmaster David Kim returns to YOCJ in 2022! Mr. Kim has performed the Glazunov Concerto, the Tchaikovsky Concerto, the Bruch Concerto, and now it’s time for the mighty Beethoven Violin Concerto! Save the date: Sunday January 23rd, 2022, 7pm.

COST:

$25 Adults
$20 Seniors & Students
YOCJ Students: FREE
Public & Private Music Teachers: FREE: Please email Mrs. Epps at executivedirector@yocj.org to reserve your ticket!

TICKET OPTIONS
*All tickets are valid for either or BOTH concerts!

1. Ticket Sales during Monday January 17 & Tuesday January 18 Rehearsals at Prince of Peace Church
(cash & checks accepted.)

2. Purchase tickets at the Sunday January 23 Concert at the Yvonne Theater, Rider University
(cash & checks accepted.)

3. Credit Card: Buy online via the secure PayPal link below. The link will ask for the quantity of the selected ticket type, once you are on the PayPal website. You will need to go through the process again to purchase any quantity of the other ticket type.


Select Ticket Type
Concert Time



CONCERT COVID PROTOCOL:

*Everyone must wear masks inside the venue.
*Thank you YOCJ families, for filling out the COVID forms in September – you are all set.
*All non-YOCJ audience members MUST fill a short, special COVID form, in order to attend the concert.
*Please click HERE to complete the survey. It only takes a few seconds! Thank you!
*Please share this upcoming link with any friends, teachers, and people who are not in your immediate household. We appreciate your understanding!
*Additionally, Rider University is asking that all non-vaccinated audience members bring a negative COVID test result that is within 72 hours of concert day. 

FYI:
1. Please click HERE to view & read the YOCJ COVID Waiver form.
2. Please click HERE to view & read the YOCJ COVID Protocols 2021-2022.

STUDENT CONCERT ATTIRE:

All-black attire for all students:

1A. Long-sleeved black blouse/dress shirt with black dress pants/long skirt (floor- or ankle-length).  Black ties optional.
OR

1B. Floor- or ankle-length black dress (with sleeves)
AND
2. Black dress shoes (closed-toe, no sandals) with long black dress socks/stockings

PARKING
Parking at Rider University is ample. There is a spacious, accessible parking lot behind the Fine Arts Building, which houses the Yvonne Theater. Click HERE for a Rider University Campus Map PDF.

ACCESSIBILITY:

Please give us advanced notice if there are any special accessibility requests that you might have. Click HERE to view our accessibility page on our website.