Academy Orchestra

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Conducted by New Jersey Symphony Youth Orchestra Artistic Director Diego García, the Academy Orchestra is a full symphony orchestra and the most advanced of the program’s four ensembles. Students in Academy Orchestra engage in the study and performance of masterpieces, both classical and contemporary. Additional performance opportunities in chamber music (the Anne Lieberson Ensemble) and solo repertoire (the Henry Lewis Concerto Competition) are a benefit of membership in the Academy Orchestra.

Academy Orchestra tuition is $995 for the year. All families are eligible to apply for tuition assistance.

Coaches, Naomi Youngstein, Jesus Saenz, Martin Andersen, Philo Lee, Tom Forletti, Kathleen Nester, Robert Ingliss Andrew Lamy, Robert Wagner, Andrea Menousek, Garth Greenup, Derek Fenstermacher, Gregory LaRosa

Academy Orchestra Performance: Tchaikovsky

Watch the Academy Orchestra perform Tchaikovsky’s Marche Slave at the Fall 2021 Showcase at Montclair State University (at 57:59).

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Academy Orchestra Performance: Copland

Watch the Academy Orchestra perform “Simple Gifts” in a virtual performance from the Spring of 2020.

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Academy Orchestra Performance: Falla

Watch the Academy Orchestra perform Falla’s Spanish Dance No. 1 with Xian Zhang at NJPAC.

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Academy Orchestra Soloist Performance: Mozart

Watch Academy Orchestra flutist Hannah Lee perform Mozart’s Flute Concerto alongside the New Jersey Symphony in a performance from the 2021 Spring into Music Gala Concert.

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Academy Orchestra Chamber Performance: Mozart

Watch the Anne Lieberson Ensemble—Academy Orchestra principal string players—perform Mozart’s String Quartet in a performance from Newark’s Military Park in the summer of 2021.

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