Music Advancement for Newark-area Youth (MANY) offers programs for beginning and experienced students alike and is designed to provide students in the Newark area with high-quality instrumental music instruction.
Coached by NJSO musicians, the NJSO Youth Orchestras give qualified middle- and high-school students—especially African-American and Latinx youth in the Greater Newark area—unparalleled opportunities to achieve personal and musical excellence.
The NJSO Youth Orchestras bring together students of all skill levels who share a passion for music. In addition to great music making across four performing ensembles, benefits include:
- Coaching by NJSO musicians
- Saturday rehearsals with flexibility for students in marching band
- Volunteer opportunities and mentorship training
- Additional performance opportunities for advanced students
- Complimentary tickets to select NJSO concerts
- Supportive peer-to-peer environment
AUDITION FOR 2019–20!
Audition Date: June 8, 2019
Location: Bradley Hall, Rutgers–Newark
Age Group: Musicians currently in grades 4–11 are invited to audition.
Saturday, April 6 is Bring A Buddy Day at the NJSO Youth Orchestras!
Eligible students are welcome to sit in on rehearsal and meet the conductors and coaches. The event runs 9:30-12:30 and will include an audition workshop with a member of the NJSO.
Rehearsal Days & Locations
Saturdays 9:30 am–12:30 pm (All ensembles except Training Ensemble); 12:45 pm–2:30 pm (Training Ensemble only)
Bradley Hall, Rutgers University–Newark
110 Warren Street, Newark, New Jersey 07102
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