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.

2023 Spring Concert Program Download

Click here to download Digital Program

2023 NJSYO Summer Programs

We offer a variety of summer programming at various levels. Please click to view our summer schedule.

2023 Summer/Fall Auditions

Audition information for SYO Summer program or Fall Ensembles
June Audition is closed!
Sept Audition will be posted in June!

2023 Winter Concert Video

Video from our winter concert on Sat 1/14/2023 @
Neptune High School
Michael T. Lake Performing Arts Center (PAC).


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Meet Our Conductors

Ben Ringer

Ben Ringer

Symphonic Youth Orchestra and NJSYO Music Director
Chelsey Dokus

Chelsey Dokus

Intermediate String Orchestra
Jennifer Brush

Jennifer Brush

Preparatory String Orchestra