Orchestral Camp

Registration is now open for NJYS Orchestral Camp. Click the “Register” tab above. Camp is open to students entering grades 5-9 in Fall 2014. New students register for a camp audition. Current NJYS students – no audition required.

June 29 – July 12
Grades 5 -9
Tuition Before May 17: $990
Tuition After May 17: $1050

Register at the Summer Camp Open House on May 17 and receive an additional $25 off tuition!
Open House: May 17 @ 10 AM – 12 PM
570 Central Avenue in New Providence

Audition Requirements for new students:

  • Strings Solo work of your choice, 2 major and 1 melodic minor scale of your choice, sight-reading
  • Woodwinds/Brass Solo work of your choice, 2 major, 1 melodic minor, and 1-octave chromatic scale of your choice, sight-reading.
  • Percussion Snare drum solo, basic rudiments, mallet and timpani solos (if possible), sight-reading.

 

Camp Dates and times:

  • Week 1
    • Sunday, June 29: 12:45-4:30 p.m. (parent meeting at 1:00 p.m.)
    • Monday, June 30-Thursday, July 3: 8:15 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
    • Friday, July 4 – NO CAMP
  • Week 2
    • Monday, July 7 – Thursday, July 10: 8:15 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
    • Friday, July 11: 8:15 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. — Chamber Music Concert 4:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, July 12 – 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. (may end earlier) Orchestra and Chorus Concert 11:30 a.m.
Camp Programs
  • Camp Orchestra – All Campers with NJYS Camp Staff
  • Chamber Orchestra – Intermediate to Advanced Strings
  • Cadet Orchestra – Beginning to Intermediate Strings
  • Wind Ensemble – Woodwinds, Brass, Percussion
  • Camp Chorus – All Campers participate to develop musical and ensemble skills
  • Chamber Music – all campers collaborate in small ensembles which rehearse daily.
  • Music Theory and Ear Training
  • Improvisation
  • Instrument Doubling Program – campers can take introductory lessons on
    • Bass
    • Viola
    • Bassoon
    • Oboe
    • Trombone
    • Tuba
  • Recreation – daily physical activities