Orchestral Music for All

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 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 2021-2022 Season Registration

Registration is now open for the SYO, PSO, and ISO as well as the NJSYO Chamber Ensemble!!

NJSYO Fall 2021 Auditions

If you are auditioning for a new group or a move to violin1 from violin 2, please click here to register for an audition.

2021 Spring Virtual Concert

NJSYO SYO Presents: Symphony of Hope for Spring 2021


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Meet Our Conductors

Ben Ringer

Ben Ringer

Symphonic Youth Orchestra and NJSYO Music Director
Leo Soeda

Leo Soeda

Chamber Music Ensemble
Chelsey Dokus

Chelsey Dokus

Preparatory String Orchestra and Intermediate String Orchestra