• Symphonic Youth Orchestra

  • Concert Youth Orchestra

  • Preparatory String Orchestra

  • Chamber Ensemble-Leo Soeda, Mentor

Conductor Position Open

The New Jersey State Youth Orchestra is now accepting applications for Conductor of our Concert Youth Orchestra (CYO). The NJSYO is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization and a New Jersey Charity. Our CYO is composed of string, woodwind, brass and percussion players in the fifth grade and above.

The successful applicant possesses at least a bachelor’s degree with a major in conducting, instrumental performance, or music education.  The candidate must be an accomplished musician with strong orchestral arranging skills and have experience working with school-aged children.  He or she must be able to establish and maintain student engagement, discipline, and musical growth. He or she will be responsible for auditioning new students, running weekly rehearsals, selecting appropriate music, and planning and executing 4 concerts throughout the year.

The orchestral season runs from September to June and includes 4 concert performances.  Weekly rehearsals are on Thursday evenings from 6:30 – 8:30 at the Middletown Arts Center, Middletown, NJ.

Submit a cover letter, resume, and two references to: njsyo@njsyo.org.

For fullest consideration, please submit application by April 18, 2018.

Spring Concert

June 3 at Middletown HS South

Audition  for 2018-19 season 

June 7, 2018 (open now)
Sept 6, 2018 (coming soon)



Summer Chamber Program

Rehearsals will be on Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 and will meet at the
Middletown Arts Center at 36 Church Street in Middletown. Dates of rehearsals
are: June 21, June 28, July 5, and July 12. On July 19 the group will give a
performance as part of the Wall Department of Recreation concert series.

 Program Detail


Summer Scholarship

 An anonymous donor has offered to provide partial scholarships to a small number of participants in the 2018 NJSYO Summer Strings program. All award decisions are made by the donor and not the NJSYO. All decisions are final.

In order to apply, please answer the following questions. The final deadline is June 10, 2018.