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Ensembles at Rowan Community Music School

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TRY IT OUT!! Come and visit one or more of our ensembles this year! Complete our registration form to attend any of our ensembles! After registering our staff will reach out to confirm and provide more details, including rehearsal date!

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Rowan CMS: Our Ensembles

Our ensembles: Rowan Atlantic Youth Brass Band, Rowan Youth Jazz Orchestra, Rowan Youth Orchestra, Rowan Youth String Orchestra, and the Rowan Youth Wind Ensemble. Check out each in the left-hand navigation toolbar! Community members are welcome to participate in the Rowan University Concert Band and Rowan University String Orchestra! Visit our Partner Programs page for more information!

 

  • Ensemble students are eligible for a 10% discount if enrolled in lessons.
  • A late fee of $15 will be assessed for each late payment for ensemble tuition. 
  • Rowan CMS reserves the right to cancel any courses, classes, sessions, workshops, and ensembles that do not meet minimum enrollment requirements.
  • Please be advised that we reserve the right to change the format of offerings without notice based on the Federal, State, and Local guidelines related to the COVID-19 global health pandemic.
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Get to Know Our Ensembles

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 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 38th 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.

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Ensemble Registration Procedures

Ensembles are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Upon completing the registration and payment online via marketplace students are registered completely for the ensemble. Please read the ensemble description prior to registering and making payment online. Registration and payment are required prior to the first rehearsal date. Registration is not complete without payment online. Tuition must be paid online and is non-refundable.

  • Please be advised all campus visitors (non-Rowan employees) are required to be masked and complete the following survey when visiting campus: go.rowan.edu/visitor
  • Safety and Hygiene

    • In agreement with musician safety guidelines put forth by NAfME and Arts Ed NJ, students will be spaced at least 6 feet apart during rehearsals. In addition, all students will wear masks in rehearsals. All Woodwind and Brass students are also required to use bell covers for their instrument, except for flute players. Bell Covers can be purchased at music stores or online. Below are resources for purchasing bell covers for your instrument.

  • Resources for Purchasing Bell Covers