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.

2022 Spring Concert Sat 5/21

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2022 Summer Camp

Join our in-person summer camp now!

2022 Fall Audition (TBD)

Audition will be held in Sept 2022 Before fall season. No May Audition this year.


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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