Music Matters

Music gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra enriches lives through a passion for musical excellence and a commitment to New Jersey, its people and its communities. The generosity of individuals, corporations and foundations makes everything we do possible and enables more than 120,000 New Jerseyans to experience the NJSO and live music each year.

As part of a remarkable family of contributors to the NJSO, you will play a vital role in our mission. An essential source of revenue for our organization, your gift will have a direct impact by helping the NJSO to:


Enrich Lives Through Music

200_enrich_lives3.jpgMusic is a powerful force in our shared human experience. It brings people and neighborhoods together, builds our sense of identity while celebrating cultural diversity and marks the great accomplishments of our society. It is music that nurtures the spirit, fills us with joy in celebrating life’s great moments and heals us in response to tragedy. The NJSO touches the lives of the young and the young-at-heart, creating a harmonic connection with audiences as diverse as the Garden State.

Encourage Lifelong Learning

200_encourage_lifelong_learning.jpgResearch shows that music plays a powerful role in the cognitive development of children. It inspires creativity and self-expression, builds self-esteem and is good for developing memory. Students who study music learn invaluable life and professional skills that prepare them for the 21st century workplace in which teamwork, self-discipline and self-confidence are essential. We know that engagement in the arts throughout a lifetime and, especially in our senior years, can have profound effects on our health and well being. Our lauded education programs affect the lives of as many as 40,000 young people, their educators and their families each year.

Support Our Communities

200_support_our_communities.jpgThe arts support the growth and development of healthy and economically viable communities in New Jersey and across our nation. Cultural opportunities are frequently cited among the top reasons corporations choose to locate, stay and expand—they are key to attracting and retaining the highly skilled workforce and resources that industry demands. The business generated by cultural organizations is significant, and ancillary services purchased by patrons of the arts fuel our economy. By performing regularly in venues located throughout New Jersey, the NJSO is making a positive financial impact on our communities.

Please help ensure that music continues to matter—to our audiences, our schools and our communities—by supporting the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra today.