NJSO Coach-in-Residence Program in Newark

Through the NJSO Coach-in-Residence Program in Newark, the Orchestra offers customized, multi-week small-group coaching, and served in the 2015–16 season nearly 300 instrumental music students in grades 2–12. Building on the best practices and 14-year foundation of its flagship NJSO Early Strings Program, the Orchestra fosters unique partnerships to provide regular coaching sessions by NJSO musicians in residence, supplementing  in-school instruction. Read what Columbia University researchers said about the impact of this program model on students’ academic achievement, confidence and leadership! 

 “What I remember most about my experience in the [NJSO] program is the focus on technique. I don’t know if I would have been accepted into Arts High if it hadn’t been for [this] program.”
Junior, Arts High School, NJSO Early Strings Program Alumnus

“The strings students [became] the students that tend to excel in all areas. The advantage to string instruments is there is an incredible amount of patience that a child needs to develop. This absolutely helps them with discipline and learning.”
Vice Principal, Franklin Elementary School, Newark

For more information about this program, please contact [email protected] or 973.735.1733.

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The NJSO is grateful to the following supporters of the Coach in Residence Program:
The Frank and Lydia Bergen Foundation
Marjorie Bunnell Charitable Fund
The Ralph M. Cestone Foundation
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.