Preschool Program

A comprehensive, age-appropriate introduction to the magic of orchestral music—just for preschoolers!

Each season through the NJSO Preschool Program, nearly 2,000 of our tiniest patrons begin their lifelong love of live music with an interactive introduction to the magic of the orchestra. Early-childhood specialists and music educators from Touch the Music, an NJSO partner organization, visit preschool classrooms and provide students with a hands-on introduction to orchestral instruments and age-appropriate repertoire.

Students also enjoy a private performance by NJSO musicians right in their classrooms and attend a specially designed NJSO concert at NJPAC that features visual, auditory and participatory elements.

Book a program for your school:

The program is free for Newark preschool providers thanks to the generosity of NJSO donors. Preschool providers outside of Newark can also participate on a fee-for-service basis. For questions and reservations, please contact [email protected] or 973.735.1733.

Upcoming Concert

Fri, May 8, 2020 at 9:45 am and 11:30 am
Location: Victoria Theatre at NJPAC
“Hear how the rich tapestry of America has inspired music of dizzying diversity—from Dvořák’s first encounters with the “New World,” to Florence Price, Leonard Bernstein and more!!”

See the Impact

Discover the impact of NJSO Education & Community Programs and salute the many generous donors who make programs like this possible.

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Sponsors make this program possible. Thank you!

  • Merck Foundation
  • New Jersey State Council on the Arts
  • PNC Foundation
  • Turrell Fund
  • Wells Fargo

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.