Under the current school closures enacted to stem the spread of COVID-19, Youth Orchestras of Essex County has suspended rehearsals for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester.
Please see our "Upcoming Dates" page for details about our summer "make-up" program.
Stay safe and we wish you good health!
Founded in 1956 by music teachers and run by parents, Youth Orchestras of Essex County is New Jersey's longest-operating youth orchestra organization. Youth Orchestras of Essex County is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
Enriching the lives of young people with high-quality music education in a welcoming and fun social environment.
Youth Orchestras of Essex County offers three orchestral ensembles at the elementary, middle, and high school levels, as well as a jazz and world music ensemble where students learn the art of improvisation.
Youth Orchestras of Essex County is supported by generous grants and services from:
Orange Public Schools District
South Orange/Maplewood Public Schools District
The Henry S. and Agnes M. Truzack Foundation
The Essex County Local Arts Program
The Nikhil Badlani Foundation
The Wasserman Foundation