Youth Orchestras

Youth Orchestra Member Portal

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 Date: June 8, 2019
Location: Bradley Hall, Rutgers–Newark
Age Group: Musicians currently in grades 4–11 are invited to audition.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Call 973.735.1733 or email [email protected]

Please note that we are no longer accepting applications for 2019–20.


Audition Requirements and Excerpts


Rehearsal Days & Locations

Saturdays 9:30 am–12:30 pm (All ensembles except Training Ensemble); 12:45 pm–2:30 pm (Training Ensemble only)

  • September–March
    Bradley Hall, Rutgers University–Newark
    110 Warren Street, Newark, New Jersey 07102


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