What We Offer

For more than forty years, the New Jersey State Youth Orchestra has served the region by providing young people with outstanding music education in preparatory, intermediate and advanced orchestral and chamber groups under the direction of professional musicians and music educators. We are a non-profit organization administered and run solely by volunteers from the community.

Order your Sweater today before 11/30

Order NJSYO Hoodie & Long Sleeve today.
Sweater: $30 each; $32 for XL & larger.
Long Sleeve: $20 each

Order today; pick up and pay on the winter concert.


We are forming a new Brass and Winds Ensemble! Stay tuned for more information coming soon!

Mid Season January 2019 Auditions

Register Now (New Student Only)

Board Meetings

The next NJSYO Board meeting will take place at 6:45 on November 29. All are welcome!

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.