Thurnauer Symphony Orchestra

Be inspired and join our orchestra for children ages 12+ who have several years of experience playing their instrument. Led by Diego Garcia, young and seasoned musicians perform standard symphonic repertoire, popular selections and contemporary works.  In recent seasons, the orchestra has performed music by Vivaldi, Boccherini, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Smetena, Rimsky-Korsakov, Saint-Seans, Holst and Diego Garcia, among others. The orchestra has performed at BergenPAC in Englewood with world-famous violinist Joshua Bell and jazz guitar legend, Larry Coryell and been conducted by Alan Gilbert, Music Director of the New York Philharmonic and Gerard Schwarz, conductor emeritus of the Seattle Symphony. The Thurnauer orchestral experience provides an excellent educational and nurturing environment where students play great orchestral music while developing their ensemble skills

There are performance opportunities during the year including winter and spring concerts where students showcase their talents to their parents, friends and the community. In addition, the Thurnauer Symphony Orchestra holds an annual concerto competition open to all Thurnauer students. 

Audition required for new students. Contact Robyn Searles at rsearles@jccotp.org to schedule an audition.

PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER BELOW UNLESS YOU HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED INTO THE ORCHESTRA.


30 times on Wednesdays
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Oct 2 - Jun 17
Except: Oct 9, Nov 27, Dec 25, Jan 1, Feb 19, Apr 8, Apr 15, May 27
$740.00 Member
$820.00 Public
50CTSO00F9
    
For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

Young People's Chorus @Thurnauer

Join our award-winning youth chorus! YPC@T is an affiliate of the world-renowned Young People’s Chorus of New York City. Sing at weekly rehearsals and participate in numerous performance opportunities throughout the year. Repertoire ranges from classical and contemporary to jazz and pop. Note: Tuition includes a $75 fee to offset the costs of chorus uniforms, sheet music & trips.


Audition required for new students. Auditions for 2019-20 will be held on September 8. Contact Robyn Searles at rsearles@jccotp.org to schedule an audition.


Registration for EPSD students and learning tracks for all choristers.

30 times on Mondays
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
Oct 7 - Jun 22
Except: Oct 14, Oct 21, Dec 23, Dec 30, Feb 17, Mar 9, Apr 13, May 25
Prelude Choir: 6-9 yrs
$665.00 Member
$725.00 Public
50YPCT01F9

30 times on Mondays
5:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Oct 7 - Jun 22
Except: Oct 14, Oct 21, Dec 23, Dec 30, Feb 17, Mar 9, Apr 13, May 25
Concert Choir: 10+ yrs
$825.00 Member
$905.00 Public
50YPCT02F9

30 times on Tuesdays
5:15 PM - 6:00 PM
Oct 29 - Jun 23
Except: Dec 24, Dec 31, Feb 18, Mar 10, Apr 14
Young Men's Chorus (for boys with changing/changed voices) 11+ yrs
$665.00 Member
$725.00 Public
50YPCT03F9

  
For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

String Camerata

The youth String Camerata, led by Matthew Lucero, is a first orchestral experience for intermediate string players. Students learn how to follow a conductor and develop ensemble skills such as listening and playing together. This is a great preparatory orchestral opportunity where young musicians experience the joys and challenges of performing as a group in a small ensemble setting.


Audition required for new students. Contact Robyn Searles at rsearles@jccotp.org to schedule an audition.

PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER BELOW UNLESS YOU HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED INTO CAMERATA.


30 times on Mondays
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Oct 7 - Jun 22
Except: Oct 14, Oct 21, Dec 23, Dec 30, Feb 17, Mar 9, Apr 13, May 25
$580.00 Member
$640.00 Public
50CSCA00F9
    
For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

Chamber Music

Working in small groups for one hour per week, students cultivate sophisticated listening skills, individual expressiveness, and ensemble cohesion.

Audition required for new students. Auditions for 2019-20 will be held on September 8. Contact Robyn Searles at rsearles@jccotp.org to schedule an audition.


    
For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

Flute Choir

For advanced flutists who perform standard Flute Choir repertoire. Both solo and group concert opportunities are offered.

Audition required for new students. Contact Robyn Searles at rsearles@jccotp.org to schedule an audition.

30 times on Tuesdays
6:45 PM - 7:30 PM
Oct 29 - Jun 23
Except: Dec 24, Dec 31, Feb 18, Mar 10, Apr 14
Junior Flute Choir
$740.00 Member
$820.00 Public
50CFCH01F9

30 times on Tuesdays
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Oct 29 - Jun 23
Except: Dec 24, Dec 31, Feb 18, Mar 10, Apr 14
Senior Flute Choir
$740.00 Member
$820.00 Public
50CFCH02F9

  
For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

Percussion Ensemble

The notion of drummers playing together harks back to the beginning of mankind. Percussion Ensemble comes from that energy combined with the wealth of written pieces over the past century and fills a need for young players to have their own chamber music outlet.  Students share melody, harmony and rhythm playing drums, marimba, timpani and many other instruments. Young percussionists improve overall musicianship, especially their skill in following a conductor.

Audition required for new students.  Contact Robyn Searles at rsearles@jccotp.org to schedule an audition.


30 times on Thursdays
7:15 PM - 8:15 PM
Oct 3 - Jun 11
Except: Nov 28, Dec 26, Jan 2, Feb 20, Apr 9, Apr 16, May 28
$1,025.00 Member
$1,130.00 Public
50PENS00F9
    
For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

Teen Town Jazz Combo

Ages 12+
Play jazz standards in various styles including blues, swing, bebop, Afro-Cuban, modern and fusion in a small group of 4-8 musicians, comprising brass, woodwind and rhythm sections. Students develop ensemble playing and solo improvisation skills, learn how to express themselves and collaborate musically, and memorize songs, melodies, harmonies and chord progressions. Students also learn basic jazz theory: intervals, chords, basic harmonic progressions, voice-leading, scale theory, and form.  Students observe, listen to, and learn about historical jazz figures, genres, and styles to provide the basis for understanding the evolution of musical trends and ideas.

Teen Town Jazz Combo may be taken on its own without being part of a jazz program.


Minimum 2 years instrumental experience required. Audition required for new students. Contact Robyn Searles at rsearles@jccotp.org to schedule an audition.

PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER BELOW UNLESS YOU HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED INTO THE COMBO.



30 times on Sundays
2:45 PM - 4:15 PM
Oct 6 - Jun 21
Except: Oct 13, Oct 20, Dec 1, Dec 22, Dec 29, Feb 9, Mar 8, May 24
$1,025.00 Member
$1,130.00 Public
50JTTC00F9
    
For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

Teen Town Jazz Big Band

Ages 12+
Play in a standard big band with arrangements from various styles of jazz including blues, swing, bebop, afro-cuban, modern and fusion in a 15-20 piece large ensemble comprising brass, woodwind and rhythm sections. Students develop reading and improvisation skills, with opportunities for section playing, blending, interpretation and soloing.

Minimum of two years instrumental experience required.

Audition required for new students. Contact Robyn Searles at rsearles@jccotp.org to schedule an audition.

PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER BELOW UNLESS YOU HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED INTO THE BIG BAND.


30 times on Sundays
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Oct 6 - Jun 21
Except: Oct 13, Oct 20, Dec 1, Dec 22, Dec 29, Feb 9, Mar 8, May 24
$740.00 Member
$820.00 Public
50JTTB00F9
    
For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

Teen Town Jazz Combo + Big Band

Ages 12+
Play in both the jazz combo and the big band for a reduced price. See the descriptions above.

Minimum of two years instrumental experience required.

Audition required for new students. Contact Robyn Searles at rsearles@jccotp.org to schedule an audition.

PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER BELOW UNLESS YOU HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED INTO THE BIG BAND AND COMBO.


30 times on Sundays
2:45 PM - 6:00 PM
Oct 6 - Jun 21
Except: Oct 13, Oct 20, Dec 1, Dec 22, Dec 29, Feb 9, Mar 8, May 24
$1,675.00 Member
$1,850.00 Public
50JTTA00F9
    
For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

SHIRAH Community Chorus

SHIRAH is one of the largest independent Jewish adult choruses in the United States. Led by conductor Marsha Bryan Edelman, Shirah specializes in the performance of the full spectrum of Jewish choral music in Hebrew, English, Yiddish and Ladino. It consists of a blend of singers from northern New Jersey and the New York metropolitan area. SHIRAH performs regularly at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, and has been featured in many concerts in the U.S. and Israel, including Avery Fisher Hall, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, and Bergen PAC. SHIRAH also performs annually at the North American Jewish Choral Festival and in synagogue concerts in the tri-state area.



To join SHIRAH, come to the first rehearsal of the season on Tuesday, September 3 at 7:30pm. Everyone is welcome. No experience necessary. If you are unable to attend on September 3, you may join at a later date. For more information, email the SHIRAH manager at shirah@jccotp.org.

10 times on Tuesdays
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Sep 3 - Dec 3
Except: Oct 1, Oct 8, Oct 15, Oct 22
$140.00 Member
$160.00 Public
50MSHI01F9

32 times on Tuesdays
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Sep 3 - Jul 7
Except: Oct 1, Oct 8, Oct 15, Oct 22, Dec 10, Dec 17, Dec 24, Dec 31, Mar 10, Apr 7, Apr 14, Jun 16, Jun 23
$260.00 Member
$300.00 Public
50MSHI02F9

  
For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.



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