What We Offer

Founded in 1972 by the New Jersey State Orchestra and established as an independent nonprofit in 1977, the New Jersey State Youth Orchestra (NJSYO) serves the region and the state by providing young people with outstanding music education and community performance opportunities in preparatory, intermediate and advanced orchestras and advanced ensembles under the direction of professional musicians and music educators. During the course of its 40+ year history, the NJSYO has contributed to the musical education and careers of thousands of young people. The NJSYO is a non-profit organization administered and run solely by volunteers from the community.

NJSYO 2021 Winter Audition

Please use the following link to register for winter 2021 audition

2020 Winter Virtual Recital

Join us on 12/20 1PM at Facebook Premiere. https://fb.me/e/UW1ijp5H

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Meet Our Conductors

Ben Ringer

Ben Ringer

Symphonic Youth Orchestra, Conductor; NJSYO Musical Director
Leo Soeda

Leo Soeda

Chamber Music Ensemble, Conductor
Joseph Ciappina

Joseph Ciappina

Concert Youth Orchestra, Conductor
Chelsey Dokus

Chelsey Dokus

Preparatory String Orchestra, Conductor