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OUR ENSEMBLES

NJ Young Artist Ensembles aims to create an inclusive environment at the earliest stages of collaborative development and foster a competitive spirit in more advanced stages of development to encourage the serious young artist to dedicate practice and commitment to the art of
collaborative performance.
NJYAE offers a variety of ensemble opportunities to suit student abilities and interests.
All ensembles require an audition. Click here for details about the audition process.
NJYAE Reading Orchestra
2017–2018 Season | Eric Mahl, Conductor
This orchestra is the stepping stone to the NJYAE Chamber Orchestra. The Reading Orchestra is an inclusive orchestra that develops young artist fundamentals in working with a conductor, discovering important attributes in orchestral music, developing an awareness for other musicians and parts in an orchestra, and learning to perform as a group by blending sound and focusing on crucial aspects of collaborative playing.
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NJYAE Chamber Orchestra
2017–2018 Season | Eric Mahl, Conductor
This is an advanced orchestra of NJYAE. The Chamber Orchestra is a competitive string orchestra in which students will have an opportunity to play masterworks and learn about nuances in music from different periods and composers while gaining a greater understanding of the ways in which different orchestral parts integrate. Students will acquire advanced skills in orchestral playing with conductor. Diligent practicing is expected.
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NJYAE Symphony Orchestra
COMING SOON
This is an advanced orchestra of NJYAE. The Symphony Orchestra is a competitive symphonic orchestra (strings, brass, winds, percussion) in which students will have an opportunity to play masterworks and learn about nuances in music from different periods and composers while gaining a greater understanding of the ways in which different orchestral parts integrate. Students will acquire advanced skills in orchestral playing with conductor. Diligent practicing is expected.
NJYAE Bravissimo
COMING SOON
This is the conductorless chamber ensemble of NJYAE. Bravissimo is a highly competitive ensemble, by invitation only, in which students will engage in vibrant performance in a conductorless setting. Students will learn to lead, follow, and gain self-driven rehearsal skills while working with our administration to develop programming and repertoire selection skills. Diligent practicing is expected.
NJYAE Small Chamber Ensembles
2017–2018 Season | NJAOM Faculty
NJYAE Small Chamber Ensembles provide an opportunity for students to play in duos, trios, quartets, quintets, and piano quartets/quintets under the direction of NJ Academy of Music faculty, conductors, and guest artists. Groups will be assigned after auditions. Diligent practicing is expected.
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