Ensembles at Rowan Community Music School

Make music with friends and make friends as you make music! Rowan CMS offers several ensemble options. We even have opportunities to join some Rowan University ensembles by audition.

  • A late fee of $10 will be assessed for each late payment for ensmble tuition. 
  • Rowan CMS reserves the right to cancel any courses, festivals, and ensembles that do not meet minimum enrollment requirements.

 


Atlantic Youth Brass Band

(Spring 2020 only) 

  • Faculty: Bryan Appleby-Wineberg & The Atlantic Brass Band
  • Sundays, 3:30 - 5:30 PM
  • First rehearsal: Sunday, February 2, 2020
  • Performance: TBD
  • Cost: TBD
    • A late fee of $10 will be assessed for ensemble tuition not paid by the deadline.
    • Discounts are available for students taking private lessons through Rowan CMS and for students with multiple family members in the ensemble. Please contact Rowan CMS for more details.
  • Registration information will be available soon!
  • Open to all school-aged brass players of the following instruments:
    cornet, flugel horn, tenor horn, baritone, trombone, euphonium, tuba, and percussion.

Join Dr. Appleby-Wineberg and the National Champion Atlantic Brass Band in this brilliant and fun ensemble experience. This dynamic team will push your brass playing to new heights of musical excellence and change the way you play in your school ensembles. Come & learn the amazing art of brass playing in a true Brass Band!  

Rehearsal Dates: Febuary 2nd, February 16th, February 23rd, March 1st, March 8th, March 15th, March 22nd, March 29th, April 5th, April 19th, April 26th, May 3rd. 

 


Garden State Girlchoir and New Jersey Boychoir

  • The Garden State Girlchoir (GSG) seeks to nurture extraordinary girls by empowering them through extraordinary music making. Click the link above if you know a girl or young woman between the ages 7 and 17 who loves to sing.
  • The New Jersey Boychoir (NJB) is in its inaugural season, channeling the boundless energy of boys into music making of the highest standards that results in the unforgettable experiences for singers and audiences alike. 

South Jersey's first community-based girlchoir and boychoir.  Interested singers in grades 3 and up are encouraged to contact Program Manager, Carli Visconti to set up an audition--a fun, informal process! cvisconti@cychoirs.org or 203-247-7757.

For more information, visit newjerseyboychoir.org and gardenstategirlchoir.org.

 

 

 


Rowan Youth Orchestra

  • Faculty: Philip Travaline, Rowan Youth Orchestra Music Director
  • Sundays, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
  • First RYO Rehearsal for the Fall Semester: September 15, 2019
  • Concerts: December 1, 2019 @ 7:00pm
  • Cost for 2019-2020 season: $400
    • Payment plan available. 
    • Discount for payment in full.
    • Discounts are available for students taking private lessons through Rowan CMS. Please contact Rowan CMS for more details. 
    • A late fee of $10 will be assessed for ensemble tuition not paid by deadline.

The Rowan Youth Orchestra, now in its 36th year at Rowan University, is a full orchestra including all the major string, woodwind, brass and percussion instruments. Orchestra members are in grades 7-12 from schools throughout southern New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. The RYO will perform two concerts in Rowan University’s Pfleeger Concert Hall to showcase its musicians’ talents and will have chamber music opportunities.

Auditions will be held on September 15, 2019. Any new students interested in auditioning for the Fall semester only should email rowancommunitymusicschool@rowan.edu to schedule an audition. Only the following instruments will be auditioned: flute, bass clarinet, trumpet, trombone, french horn, percussion, violin, viola, cello and bass.

Click here to visit the Rowan Youth Orchestra Ensemble Page

 


Rowan Youth String Orchestra

  • Faculty: Joanne Erwin, Rowan Youth String Orchestra Director
  • Sundays, 3:30 - 5:00 PM
  • First RYSO Rehearsal for the Fall Semester: September 22, 2019
  • Concert: December 1, 2019 @7:00pm
  • Cost for 2019-2020 season: $400
    • Payment plan available. 
    • Discount for payment in full.
    • Discounts are available for students taking private lessons through Rowan CMS. Please contact Rowan CMS for more details. 
    • A late fee of $10 will be assessed for ensemble tuition not paid by deadline.

The Rowan Youth String Orchestra is for string players primarily in grades 5 and up! The RYSO will perform two concerts in Rowan University’s Pfleeger Concert Hall to showcase its musicians’ talents along with the Rowan Youth Orchestra.

No audition is required. Email: rowancommunitymusicschool@rowan.edu to register. 

  


Ensembles at Rowan University

The below four ensembles are open to advanced high school and college aged students by audition only. For more information about how to audition for these ensembles, please contact Rowan CMS.

For information about the description/logistics of each of the Ensembles, please visit the Music Department website for information about the ensembles.

Statesmen Men's Choir

  • Director: Professor Art McKenzie
  • Open to advanced high school and colleged aged male singers by audition only
  • Cost: $100 per semester

The Rowan University Statesmen Men's Chorus is made up of men from across campus and beyond. The choir consists primarily of Rowan University non-music majors, but also includes RU professors, and outstanding area high school students who have passed a successful audition. The ensemble focuses on music fundamentals, music reading, and techniques to improve the singing voice. All interested high school and college aged students are required to email mckenziea@rowan.edu to schedule an audition prior to registering. 

Concert Band

  • Director: Mr. Mark Kadetsky
  • Open to high school wind players by audition only
  • Cost: $100 per semester

The Rowan University Concert Band is comprised of music majors as well as talented students from many other disciplines. Exploring a variety works for band, the ensemble prides itself in achieving a consistently high level of performance. Student-musicians share in the excitement of the creative process as they prepare two concerts each semester. Rehearsals are now held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:00-6:15pm. All interested high school and college aged students are required to email higgins@rowan.edu to schedule an audition prior to registering. 

University Orchestra

This full-sized orchestra performs concerts of the standard repertoire, Young Peoples Concerts, and a Pops concert. The group also sponsors an annual soloist competition. All high school and college aged students are required to email schwarzt@rowan.edu to schedule an audition prior to registering. 

String Orchestra

  • Director: Dr. Joanne Erwin
  • Open to high school and college aged strings. No audition required.
  • Cost: $100 per semester

String Orchestra is for non-music majors to enjoy string literature. Meeting once a week, String Orchestra is led by the world-famous string pedagogue Dr. Joanne Erwin. For more information, contact Dr. Erwin at erwinjh@rowan.edu.