What We Offer

Established 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 orchestral and chamber groups 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.

2019-2020 Schedule

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2019-2020 Mid-Season Auditions

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2019-2020 Mid-Season Registration

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Board Meetings

The NJSYO Board is meeting monthly at the Middletown Arts Center. Please let us know if you;d like to join us.

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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

Mission Statement & Sponsors

The New Jersey State Youth Orchestra (NJSYO) is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization and a New Jersey registered charity. We are operated exclusively by volunteers for the purpose of providing musical education to our youth. With approximately 100 students grouped by age and ability into three orchestras and a chamber ensemble, the NJSYO offers young musicians a unique opportunity to grow and refine their musical talents in an orchestral environment.