Check out our 2 camps this summer! Students could potentially enroll in both camps, if appropriate. Email us with any questions: executivedirector@yocj.org. NEW DEADLINE for ALL camps: Wednesday, June 15th.

Non-YOCJ students who are accepted into the camp AND successfully complete the camp, are eligible to bypass the September New Student Auditions with the approval of the camp conductors!

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, 9am – 3pm, which includes a 2pm Concert for family & friends
Cost: $450

YOCJ Summer Band Camp
Have fun playing music in-person this summer!  Join our Summer Band Camp and play in Concert Band, enjoy individual and group lessons, and learn a solo for a recital performance with our piano accompanist. Increase your understanding and enjoyment of music with our Music Theory course.  Invite your family and friends to our culminating performance.  Participation Requirements:  This camp is open for all band* students in grades 6-9 for the 2022-2023 school year who have at least one (1) year of experience playing the instrument they intend to play during camp.  *Band instruments are flute, oboe, bassoon, clarinet, bass clarinet, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, French horn, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, tuba, or percussion.

How do I register for the YOCJ Summer Band Camp?
• Registration includes uploading a 1 minute playing sample video.
• YOCJ students can register AND pay immediately.
• Non-YOCJ students should register and WAIT for an acceptance confirmation email BEFORE paying.
• Prefer to pay with a check? Just email executivedirector@yocj.org ASAP for more information.

Step #1: Registration Google Form: Click HERE

Step #2: Submit your $450 fee via the secure PayPal link below for the Summer Band Camp:


Student Name & Grade:
Instrument:


Summer Band Camp Deadline: Wednesday June 15th
*Full refunds (less a $50 non-refundable administrative fee) are available up until June 5th
*June 6-12: 75% refund available (less a $50 non-refundable administrative fee)
*June 13-19: 50% refund available (less a $50 non-refundable administrative fee)
*June 20-26: 25% refund available (less a $50 non-refundable administrative fee)
*June 27th and on: all fees are non-refundable

SUMMER CHAMBER MUSIC CAMP

Week #1: Monday July 11 – Friday July 15, 9am – Noon
Friday July 15, 11am Recital for family & friends

Week #2: Monday July 18 – Friday July 22, 9am – Noon
Friday July 22, 11am Recital for family & friends

Cost: $250 for one week (either week) OR $450 for BOTH weeks (strings only)

Saxophones
The saxophone division of the Summer Chamber Music Camp will run for Week 1 only (July 11-15). This is an intensive study into the world of the saxophone quartet and other small combinations for saxophones.  Taught by Dr. Jordan Smith, students will be provided opportunities to perform on saxophones they might normally not perform on, learn engaging and historic saxophone quartet music, and also learn advanced solo techniques, historical background of the saxophone, daily masterclasses, and more! Performance groups will be split by age so all repertoire will be at the appropriate level.  At the end of the week, a performance will be given showcasing the students.

Strings
The string division of the Summer Chamber Music Camp will run for both weeks (July 11-15 & July 18-22). Strings students can participate in either week or BOTH weeks. New repertoire will be offered each week. String students must be at least 12 years old at the time of the summer camp. Recently graduated seniors, class of 2022, may also participate. String coaches will include YOCJ’s Artistic Director Mr. Phillip Pugh and several string musicians from Princeton Symphony Orchestra, including Dr. Jichen Li, and more! Both weeks will culminate in a performance in the sanctuary of Prince of Peace Church, featuring all the chamber ensembles.

Woodwinds
The woodwind division of the Summer Chamber Music Camp will run for Week 1 only (July 11-15), for students in grades 9-12 for the 2022-2023 school year. Recently graduated seniors, Class of 2022, may also participate. Students who play flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, or bass clarinet, will have a unique opportunity to play in smaller groups, including duos, trios, and quartets. Chamber music provides musicians with the unique opportunity to hear themselves as solo voices in more intimate settings. Students will have the opportunity to choose from music for duos, trios, and quartets.  Students who have pre-existing chamber groups may join together.  Winds coaches will include YOCJ’s Wind Symphony and Woodwind Choir Conductor Mr. Scott Collins, and other YOCJ staff! The winds chamber groups will participate in a culminating performance in the sanctuary of Prince of Peace Church, featuring all the chamber ensembles.

How do I register for the YOCJ Summer Chamber Camp?
• Registration includes uploading a 1 minute video of a solo, which should at least be at the same level as our Audition Requirements.
• YOCJ students can register AND pay immediately.
• Non-YOCJ students should register and WAIT for an acceptance confirmation email BEFORE paying.
• Prefer to pay with a check? Just email executivedirector@yocj.org ASAP for more information.

Step #1: Registration Google Form: Click HERE

Step #2: Submit either your $250 OR $450 fee, via the secure PayPal link below for the Summer Chamber Camp:


ONE Week Option | Choose which week:
Name of Student & Grade:
Instrument:



TWO Weeks–Student Name/Grade:
Instrument:


Summer Chamber Camp Deadline: Wednesday June 15th
*Full refunds (less a $50 non-refundable administrative fee) are available up until June 9th
*June 10-16: 75% refund available (less a $50 non-refundable administrative fee)
*June 17-23: 50% refund available (less a $50 non-refundable administrative fee)
*June 24-30: 25% refund available (less a $50 non-refundable administrative fee)
*July 1st and on: all fees are non-refundable

Here are some photos from the Summer 2021 camps!