Rowan Youth Jazz Orchestra

Rowan Youth Jazz Orchestra

Rowan Youth Jazz Orchestra

  • Faculty: Skip Spratt, Director & Mike Massaro, Coach
  • Sundays, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
  • Rehearsal Dates: January 10, 2021 - May 2, 2021
  • Performances: May 2, 2021
  • Cost: $245; A late fee of $10 will be assessed for ensemble tuition not paid by January 24, 2021.
    • A payment plan option is also available. All students are required to make tuition payments through the Marketplace online system.
    • A 10% discount is available for students taking private lessons through Rowan CMS. Please contact Rowan CMS for more details.
  • Register here: https://shop.rowan.edu/store/events/items/43233

The Rowan Youth Jazz Orchestra has been formed to include motivated middle and high school instrumentalists in the performance, appreciation, and study of Jazz..

Performing jazz music that is historically significant as well as understanding the great history of this American Music will be at the forefront of each ensemble rehearsal. 

Opportunities will be given to work on jazz improvisation, sight-reading and culturally influenced jazz styles while working through the RYJO repertoire. 

The virtual rehearsals will embrace available technology culminating with a virtual performance. The RYJO will ultimately seek to rehearse and perform in-person at Rowan University when allowed to do so. 

Students who are looking for a FUN and REWARDING experience playing in a jazz ensemble are encouraged to apply. No audition necessary to participate*. Auditions for seating will be necessary once the semester begins. 

Open to:

  1. Students in grades 8-12 who have played at least 3 years.
  2. Traditional Jazz Big Band Instrumentation: Saxophones, Trumpets, Trombones, Electric Guitar, Bass, Piano, Drum Set, Percussion

*Interested students who play instruments other than those listed above will be considered for inclusion in the RYJO by audition only.