NJYS Ensembles

Click on the links to the right to learn more about each of New Jersey Youth Symphony’s 13 dynamic ensembles!

  • FULL ORCHESTRAS
  • Youth Symphony (Grades 9-12) Full Orchestra Advanced
    Tuesdays 6:30-9:30 PM
      Conductor: Jeffrey Grogan
  • Youth Orchestra (Grades 7-12) Full Orchestra Advanced
    Mondays 6:15-9:15 PM 
    Conductor: Simon Lipskar
  • Philharmonia (Grades 6-9) Full Orchestra Intermediate
    Wednesdays 6:15-8:30 PM
      Conductor: Mark Gundermann

  • STRING ENSEMBLES
  • Sinfonia (Grades 5-8) Strings Intermediate
    Tuesdays 5:00-7:00 PM
    Conductor: Kristi Gaspari
  • Junior Strings (Grades 5-7) Strings Beginner
    Thursdays 6:15-8:00 PM
    Conductor: Michelle Hatcher
  • Preparatory Strings (Grades 3-5) Strings Beginner
    Thursdays 4:30-6:00 PM
    Conductor: Michelle Hatcher
  • WOOD WIND ENSEMBLES
  • Junior Wind Ensemble (Grades 4-8) Winds & Brass Beginner-Intermediate
    Wednesdays 5:00-6:30 PM
    Conductor: Bryan Rudderow
  • Clarinet Ensemble (Grades 8-12) Clarinets Intermediate-Advanced
    Wednesdays 6:45-8:15 PM
       Conductor: Bryan Rudderow
  • PERCUSSION
  • Percussion Ensemble (Grades 7-12) Percussion Intermediate-Advanced
    Sundays 3:00-6:00 PM or 5:30-9:00 PM  Conductor: Dr. Kenneth Piascik
  • JAZZ PROGRAMS
  • Intro to Jazz Workshop (Grades 6-10) All Instruments Intermediate
    Sundays 1:00-2:30 PM
    Conductor: Dave Schumacher
  • NJYS Jazz Combo (Grades 9-12) Advanced
    Sundays 2:30-4:00 PM
    Conductor: Dave Schumacher