School-Time Concerts for Young People

Field trips to a concert hall near you!

As many as 15,000 elementary- and middle-school students and teachers across the Garden State annually enjoy the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra’s Concerts for Young People (CYP). These standards-based orchestral programs are specifically designed to spark the imagination and enhance student learning. With nearly 70 years of experience creating interactive concerts for young audiences, the NJSO offers different concert programs in a number of convenient venues each season. To ensure that students get the most out of the concert, the NJSO provides a Teacher’s Resource Book, consisting of leveled pre- and post-concert activities that address the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards.

NJSO Teacher's Resource Book

To ensure that your students get the most out of the concert, you will receive a printed copy of the NJSO Teacher’s Resource Book, consisting of leveled pre- and post-concert activities that address the National Core Arts Standards. Hard copies will be mailed with order confirmations.

The 2017–18 Teacher's Resource Book will be available for download in September.

Nov 14 - Nov 17

Concerts for Young People: Shooting for the Stars

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NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Blast off with a concert-going experience of astronomical proportions! Hear music inspired by the far reaches of space, including Holst’s The Planets, the otherworldly main theme from Star Trek and more. Your little astronauts can reach for the stars and dream their own dreams!

May 29 - May 31

Concerts for Young People: The Animal Kingdom

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NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

It’s a purr-fect morning at the NJSO, when we take you on a wild and wooly concert adventure. You’ll be buzzing in delight as you listen to music inspired by the animal kingdom, featuring tunes from Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake ballet, Stravinsky’s The Firebird and more! We’re not lion—ewe’ll have a whale of a time!

It was wonderful seeing [our students] so happy and engaged, listening attentively to classical music . . . We look forward to returning next season!

– Teacher, P.S. #24, Paterson, NJ


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The NJSO is grateful to the following supporters of School-Time Concerts for Young People:

The Frank and Lydia Bergen Foundation
Marjorie Bunnell Charitable Fund
Johnson & Johnson
Merck Foundation
New Jersey State Council on the Arts
Panasonic Corporation of North America
Turrell Fund
Victoria Foundation
Wells Fargo
 

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This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. 

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