NJSO Youth Orchestras Spotlight Presented by M&T Bank

Explore features that shine a spotlight on student musicians and their experiences in the NJSO’s family of youth orchestras. M&T Bank presents the NJSO Youth Orchestras Spotlight.

June 25, 2019 | Lessons Through Music

Hear from our student musicians through performances and personal reflections in the final NJSO Youth Orchestras Spotlight of the season.


May 13, 2019 | Performances for NJSO Audiences

Students in the NJSO Youth Orchestras bring music into New Jersey’s biggest concert halls through special lobby and mainstage performances for NJSO audiences.


Apr 9, 2019 | Academy Mentors

Academy Mentors provide peer-to-peer encouragement and support to students in NJSO CHAMPS, the NJSO Training Ensemble and NJPAC Symphonic Band. Volunteers from the NJSO Youth Orchestras’ upper-level ensembles assist coaches and conductors in classes and rehearsals. Mentors are integral to the fabric of the preparatory ensembles and receive training and community service credits in return.


Feb 28, 2019 | A Day in the Life

NJSO Director of Education Joanna Borowski chronicles a full day of NJSO Youth Orchestras rehearsals.

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Jan 14, 2019 | Winter Concert

NJSO Youth Orchestras concerts celebrate the music making of more than 200 talented student musicians. Watch highlights from the 2018 winter concert at Science Park High School in Newark.


Oct 31, 2018 | Spotlight with José Luis Domínguez

NJSO Youth Orchestras Artistic Director José Luis Domínguez gives you a peek inside the NJSO’s family of student ensembles.


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NJSO Youth Orchestras Spotlight Presented by M&T Bank