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Urban News Staff Reports

The New Jersey Youth Symphony (NJYS) is holding virtual auditions for the 2020-21 season from May 18–June 5 using the video conferencing platform Zoom.

Audition registration for NJYS’ 15 ensembles including strings, winds, percussion, jazz, chamber music, and three full orchestras is available online April 1-May 10. Audition requirements and more information can be found at Interested candidates with specific questions can also send an email to Deadline for audition registration is Sunday, May 10, 2020.

“I believe looking to the future is important in this time of uncertainty, not only to maintain a sense of normalcy, but also because it is healthy for our young musicians to have goals to work towards,” said Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Helen H. Cha-Pyo.

Now in its 41st season, NJYS continues to achieve musical excellence through intensive instruction and high-level performance. Under the guidance of a talented team of conductors, coaches, and teaching artists, students are immersed in challenging repertoire, learning the art of ensemble playing, and exploring their potential in a supportive and inclusive environment.

NJYS remains committed to programming works by diverse composers and featured 20th century African-American and women composers such as Duke Ellington, George Walker, Yvonne Desportes, Emma Lou Diemer, Julia Perry, and Florence Price this season.

The New Jersey Youth Symphony is a program of the Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts. Wharton is New Jersey’s largest non-profit performing arts education organization serving over 1,500 students of all ages and abilities through a range of classes and ensembles. In addition to the New Jersey Youth Symphony, programs include the Paterson Music Project and Performing Arts School.

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