Summer Program Information
Please use the following link to register for programming.  Feel free to share.  Additionally, we are offering all our programs at a 50% discount for current NJSYO students with the following coupon code.
https://njsyo.regfox.com/njsyo-summer-2020 


Current Student: Please check the email for discount code before register.

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Program Overview

Summer CYO Preview Program
July 6-July 29, 2020

Cost: $150Rehearsal Dates: 7/6, 7/8, 7/13,7/15,7/20,7/22, 7/27, 7/29  Rehearsal Time: 5-6:30


Join us for our exciting Concert Youth Orchestra “CYO”  ( intermediate level, all string, wind, brass, percussion students) with our CYO conductor, Mr. Joe Ciappina.  This program offers twice weekly sessions with Instructional Sessions focusing on theory and rhythm skills and Master Class sessions of both classic and modern repertoire. Experience this virtual program using Zoom technology. Students will be featured on special social media shoutouts and a final virtual performance. Virtual Auditions  for level placement will be scheduled upon registration 

Summer Strings Chamber Ensemble 
July 9- August 6, 2020.   Cost: $150

Rehearsal Dates : 7/9, 7/16, 7/23, 7/30, 8/6   Rehearsal Time: 6-7:30

The chamber ensemble is a small group where musicians learn to work together in a more intimate environment with a conductor who works closely with the students on an individual basis. The repertoire is eclectic with selections from rock, pop and jazz as well as the traditional classical.  Experience this virtual program using Zoom technology. 

Must be at least 13 years old, take private lessons, and successfully complete an audition with our conductor, Leo Soeda. New students, please email njsyo@njsyo.org and include your instrument to request an audition date and time.

Summer Wind Ensemble

July 8- August 5, 2020.  Cost: $150

Rehearsal Dates: Wednesdays:  7/8, 7/15, 7/22, 7/29, 8/5. Rehearsal Time: 6:35-8:05

The wind ensemble is a small group where musicians learn to work together in a more intimate environment with a conductor who works closely with the students on an individual basis. The repertoire is eclectic with selections from rock, pop and jazz as well as the traditional classical.Experience this virtual program using Zoom technology. 

Returning NJSYO Wind Ensemble students may directly register. High school students taking private lessons and who successfully complete an audition with our conductor, Joe Ciappina, may also register.  New students, please email njsyo@njsyo.org and include your instrument to request an audition date and time.

 

Summer Strings Bootcamp
August 10-14, 2020   Cost: $150

Calling all student string musicians! 

  • Looking for a way to keep up with your string playing this summer?
  • Want to learn skills to improve your ensemble playing?
  • Interested in collaborating with other young string musicians?
  • Trying to get more out of your practice sessions?
  • Want to make new friends who love music too?

The New Jersey State Youth Orchestra is offering a week-long program for beginning and intermediate strings players with PSO conductor Ms. Chelsey Dokus.  Experience virtual ensemble playing using Zoom technology in a small group setting with the opportunity to perform in a LIVE “Zoom” Recital at the end of the week.

Instruction will include:

  • Developing technique and fundamentals
  • Tone production
  • Music literacy
  • Solo performance skills
  • Audition tips and sight reading strategies 
  • Preparation for the 2020-2021 school year! 

Session 1: Elementary Level   9:00am dailyOpen to violinists, violists, cellists and bassists entering grades 3-5 with at least 6 months of experience on their instrument and the ability to play a one octave D major scale (recommended). 
Session 2: Intermediate Level 10:30amOpen to all string musicians entering grades 6-9 with at least one year of experience on their instrument and ability to play a one octave D, G and C major scale (recommended).

 

Summer Band Bootcamp: A Virtual Performance Experience

August   17-21, 2020    Cost: $150

Calling all student brass, woodwind and percussion musicians! 

  • Looking for a way to keep up with your playing this summer?
  • Want to learn skills to improve your ensemble playing?
  • Interested in collaborating with other young musicians?
  • Trying to get more out of your practice sessions?
  • Want to make new friends who love music too?

The New Jersey State Youth Orchestra is offering a week-long program for beginning and intermediate players with Ms. Jennifer Brush and Mr. John Luckenbill, NJSYO woodwind, brass, and percussion specialists. Experience virtual ensemble playing using Zoom technology in a small group setting with the opportunity to perform in a LIVE “Zoom” Recital at the end of the week. The week will consist of five (5) 45 minute sessions concluding with the live “Zoom” Recital

Instruction will include:

  • Developing technique and fundamentals
  • Tone production
  • Music literacy
  • Solo performance skills
  • Audition tips and sight reading strategies 
  • Preparation for the 2020-2021 school year! 

Session 1: Elementary Level, 9:00am- 9:45am daily

Open to students entering grades 4-5 with at least 6 months to 1 year of experience on their instrument.

Session 2: Elementary Level,  10:00am- 10:45am daily

Open to students grades 4-5 with at least 1 -2 years of experience on their instrument .

Session 3: Intermediate Level 11:00am- 11:45am daily

Open to all band musicians entering grades 6-9 with at least 2-3 years of experience on their instrument .



Summer Theory Sessions and Sight Reading Sessions with SYO conductor, Mr Ben Ringer

Summer Virtual  Music Theory Session 7/20/2020-8/6/2020

July 20-Aug 6, 2020 Cost: $150

 
The New Jersey State Youth Orchestra is offering a virtual summer theory session with Mr Ben RInger, Symphonic Youth Orchestra Conductor and Music Director. Classes will take place twice a week over a three (3) week period. Experience an interactive virtual theory session to sharpen your theory skills to enhance your solo, ensemble and orchestral skills.
 
Session Dates:  
7/20 (M), 7/23 (Th), 7/27 (M), 7/30 (Th), 8/3 (M), 8/6 (Th)
Session Timings: 
9:30-10:00 Theory 1 (lower section, grades 2-7)
10:00-10:30 Theory 2 (higher section, grades 8-12)
 
 
*These classes will continue to build on the material learned during the Virtual Preview.  
 
 

Summer Virtual Sight-Reading Session 7/22/2020-8/5/2020

July 22-Aug 5, 2020 Cost: $100

 
The New Jersey State Youth Orchestra is offering virtual sight reading sessions with Mr Ben RInger, Symphonic Youth Orchestra Conductor and Music Director. This sight reading session will allow students to develop strategies and skills for that often most daunting portion of an audition.
 
Session Dates:
7/22, 7/29, 8/5 ( Wednesday mornings)
Sesion Timings:
9:00-9:30 Alto Clef/Percussion 
9:30-10:00 Treble Clef
10:00-10:30 Bass Clef
 

 

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