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Group Ensembles

Express Yourself through Music

Rowan CMS: Our Ensembles

Our Group Ensemble Offering


Open to students in grades 5 and up, our ensembles meet once a week for group rehearsals and finish each semester with a concert! 



Visit one or more of our ensembles to experience Rowan's Community Music School first hand! Our staff will coordinate the details. 

Find the Musical Space for You!

Get to Know Our Ensembles

Rowan Atlantic Youth Brass Band

Join Dr. Bryan Appleby-Wineberg and the National Champion Atlantic Brass Band in this brilliant and fun ensemble. Open to all brass players in grades 7-12 of the following instruments: trumpet, cornet, flugelhorn, tenor horn, French horn, baritone, trombone, euphonium, tuba, and percussion. (Up to four percussionists are accepted).

Rowan Youth Choir

This youth chorus conducted by Mr. Charles Hartung is open to young vocalists Grades 2-6 who are looking for a fun, challenging environment that will allow them to not only grow as a musician, but as a person, honing their confidence both in the rehearsal room and out.

Rowan Youth Jazz Orchestra

In Jazz Orchestra, students are guided by Skip Spratt in the performance, appreciation, and deeper understanding of jazz music. Open to: students in grades 8-12 with at least three years experience on the following instruments: saxophones, trumpets, trombones, electric guitar, bass (electronic or acoustic), piano, drum set, and percussion. (Students who play instruments other than those listed above will be considered for inclusion in the RYJO by audition only.)

Rowan Youth Orchestra

The Rowan Youth Orchestra, now in its 39th year, under the Direction of Dr. Hayden Denesha (Artistic Director) a full orchestra including strings, brass, and percussion instruments. Orchestra members are typically in grades 8-12 from schools throughout southern New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. This ensemble is dedicated to performing unabridged orchestral works as well as upper level arrangements from a variety of musical genres.

Rowan Youth String Orchestra

RYSO students work with Sue On, and the ensemble is for string players primarily in grades 5 and up. It is composed of young musicians who have played for at least two years and have completed book one of a method, Suzuki or others. Members can read music and play one-octave scales in the keys of D, G, and C.

Rowan Youth Wind Ensemble

This fun ensemble conducted by Dr. Pamela Turowski is for students grades 5-8 who have played for at least one year or completed book one of a method. Members play: flute, clarinet, saxophone, oboe, bassoon, French horn, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, tuba, and percussion instruments.