Upcoming Dates

Sun. 3/31

South Orange Maplewood Volunteer Fair

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

South Orange Performing Arts Center

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Sun. 3/31

South Orange Maplewood Volunteer Fair

Are you looking to give back to your community? YOEC joins other venerable South Orange and Maplewood non-profit at this information fair to show you how you can get involved. Whether you're a student looking for community service opportunities or an adult with time to spare, there are fun and meaningful ways to contribute.

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

South Orange Performing Arts Center

Mon. 4/1

Bring a Buddy Day - Open House

4 pm - 9 pm

South Orange Middle School

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Mon. 4/1

Bring a Buddy Day - Open House

Interested in checking out youth Orchestras of Essex County? You and your child or teen can observe a rehearsal, and they can even participate in the ensemble that interests them during this semi-annual open house event.  Faculty, staff, and students will be on hand to answer your questions about YOEC.  Let us know you're coming! Send us an email at yoec@yoec.org or call us at 973-507-6096.

4 pm - 9 pm

South Orange Middle School

Sat. 4/6

Viola Master Class with Effie Yuen

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Finlay and Gage Musical Instruments, Maplewood, NJ

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Sat. 4/6

Viola Master Class with Effie Yuen

Join YOEC Teaching Artist Effie Yuen in an open master class focused on intermediate and advanced viola repertoire.  Open to viola students in grades 7-12.  


Effie Yuen is a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music and Manhattan School of Music.  She is an in-demand freelancer, performing with orchestras all over the tri-state area.  She has been a YOEC Teaching Artist for many years.


Participation and attendance are free for YOEC members and their families.  Non-members may participate for $25 or attend for $10.  Space is limited, reserve your space early.  Email us at yoec@yoec.org or call us at 973-507-6096.

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Finlay and Gage Musical Instruments, Maplewood, NJ

Sun. 5/5

The ABC! Ensemble at Trumpets Jazz Club

12:00 noon - 2 sets

Trumpets Jazz Club, Montclair, NJ

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Sun. 5/5

The ABC! Ensemble at Trumpets Jazz Club

The Always Be Creative! Ensemble, YOEC's jazz and world music ensemble, performs at New Jersey' premiere jazz club and restaurant.  Our students show off their improvisation skills while performing blues, jazz standards, calypso, and music from Peru and from South Africa.


Tickets will go on sale in April  on the Trumpets Jazz Club website. 

12:00 noon - 2 sets

Trumpets Jazz Club, Montclair, NJ

Mon. 5/6

Placement Auditions: New Students

5:30 pm - 9 pm

South Orange Middle School

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Mon. 5/6

Placement Auditions: New Students

Interested in joining YOEC? This year's main audition date for new incoming students is Monday, May 6th.  Please visit our "Join Us" page to  learn more about the audition process.  Then contact  us at yoec@yoec.org or 973-507-6096 to schedule your child's or teen's audition appointment.

5:30 pm - 9 pm

South Orange Middle School

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