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Thurnauer School of Music

JCC Thurnauer School of Music Meet and Greet

A fun, music–filled open house with the JCC Thurnauer School of Music!

A fun, music–filled open house event with the JCC Thurnauer School of Music! Ages | ALL

Making music together nourishes our soul and brings us joy. Start your lifelong musical journey with us today!

Please join us for this hands-on, family-friendly event! Meet our warm and nurturing faculty, attend a joy—and movement-filled Muskigarten® sample class for young children, try out tons of instruments at our “instrument petting zoo,” hear inspiring performances from young Thurnauer students, or audition for one of our amazing ensembles. 

Our school year begins on Sunday, October 3, 2021. We look forward to making music with you this fall!

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The JCC Thurnauer School of Music, Northern New Jersey’s leading community music school since 1984, offers an exciting and diverse music curriculum for students of all ages, beginner to conservatory prep, including private lessons, classes, and ensembles. Thurnauer presents over 100 recitals and concerts annually at the JCC and in the community, student performances, faculty recitals, chamber music concerts, PLUS guest performances and master classes by world-renowned artists.

Open to everyone, JCC membership not required.

Here’s what we have planned:

Children can hear and try out the cello, violin, guitar, flute, piano, percussion, horn, and more! Visit our “zoo” anytime from 12-2 pm to explore and discover what each of these exciting instruments feels and sounds like! 

Attend one of our 20-minute sample Musikgarten® classes for your young children! Our early childhood music classes are designed to encourage joy, fun, and active participation. Through singing, poetry, rhythmic exploration, and movement, we help children discover music, learn to keep the beat, and develop their imagination and creativity. An ideal introduction of music to young children in a fun and welcoming environment! Sign-ups will take place on-site.

It’s fun to make music with friends! Audition for one of Thurnauer’s ensembles—including chorus, orchestra, jazz combos and big band, and chamber music. Email to schedule an audition.

Come hear young Thurnauer musicians perform on cello, voice, saxophone, guitar, flute, piano, and more!

For more information contact Robyn Searles at 201-408-1465 or