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.

2024 Winter Auditions

Jan 4, 2024 5:00-9:00PM
At the MAC (Middletown Arts Center)

Latest Photo Galleries

Concert and candid photos
from the 2023 Spring Concert.

2023 Spring Concert Video

Video from our spring concert on Saturday, May 20th @ Neptune High School Michael T. Lake Performing Arts Center (PAC)

2023 Spring Concert Program Download

Click here to download Digital Program


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Meet Our Conductors

Dorothy Sobieski

Dorothy Sobieski

Symphonic Youth Orchestra and NJSYO Music Director
Erika Sayar

Erika Sayar

Intermediate String Orchestra
Jennifer Brush

Jennifer Brush

Preparatory String Orchestra
Daniel Martinho

Daniel Martinho

Chamber Ensemble