Performance Ensembles


We are excited to be opening our Fall 2020-21 semester on Monday, October 5! Registration is ongoing.

Our model for this semester will be a combination of virtual lessons, occasional in-person lessons and classes, as well as hybrid options. We are following the safety guidelines as set by the CDC and local agencies, as well as parent requests and comfort level. For information on returning to our campus, please visit jccotp.org/faqs. We look forward to having you join us on this musical journey!

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Chamber Music

Working in small groups for one hour per week, students cultivate sophisticated listening skills, individual expressiveness, and ensemble cohesion.

For an example of a virtual video performance, watch this performance by three Thurnauer students.

Audition required for new students. Auditions for 2019-20 will be held on September 8. Contact Robyn Searles at rsearles@jccotp.org to schedule an audition.

Call For Info
$1,025.00 Member
$1,130.00 Public
50CHAM01F0


Call For Info
$1,025.00 Member
$1,130.00 Public
50CHAM01F0

For information, please call 201.408.1466.

NEW! Guitar Honors Ensemble (Hybrid)

Open to Suzuki guitar students (Book 3 and up). The curriculum focuses on building ensemble playing skills through learning original works and arrangements for guitar ensemble, with opportunities to perform in concerts. Students who are studying Suzuki guitar and classical guitar in lessons or programs outside the Thurnauer School are welcome to join by audition or interview to demonstrate an equivalent high standard of technical and musical facility, as well as sight-reading skills, for their level.

Audition required for new students. Contact Robyn Searles at rsearles@jccotp.org to schedule an audition.

PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER BELOW UNLESS YOU HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED INTO THE ENSEMBLE.

30 times on Sunday
Oct 18 - Jun 20
6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
Except: Nov 29, Dec 27, Mar 28, Apr 4, May 9, May 23
Call For Info
$740.00 Member
$820.00 Public
50GTRH01F0


30 times on Sunday
Oct 18 - Jun 20
6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
Except: Nov 29, Dec 27, Mar 28, Apr 4, May 9, May 23


Call For Info
$740.00 Member
$820.00 Public
50GTRH01F0

For information, please call 201.408.1465.

Teen Town Jazz Ensemble (Hybrid)

Ages 12+
Play jazz standards in various styles including blues, swing, bebop, Afro-Cuban, modern and fusion in a small group of 4-6 musicians, comprising brass, woodwind and rhythm sections. Students develop ensemble playing and solo improvisation skills, learn how to express themselves and collaborate musically, and memorize songs, melodies, harmonies and chord progressions. Students also learn basic jazz theory: intervals, chords, basic harmonic progressions, voice-leading, scale theory and form. Students observe, listen to, and learn about historical jazz figures, genres and styles to provide the basis for understanding the evolution of musical trends and ideas. While virtual: Students learn to use technology, including iReal Pro and A Capella, as both learning tools and to create performance videos. iPhone or iPad and bluetooth speaker required.

Watch a virtual performance by four members of our Teen Town Jazz Combo:

Read about our Teen Town Jazz co-directors, Steve Johns and Debbie Keefe by clicking here.

Teen Town Jazz Ensemble may be taken on its own without being part of a Young Artists Program.

Minimum 2 years instrumental experience required. Audition required for new students. Contact Robyn Searles at rsearles@jccotp.org to schedule an audition.

PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER BELOW UNLESS YOU HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED INTO THE ENSEMBLE.

30 times on Sunday
Oct 18 - Jun 20
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Except: Nov 29, Dec 27, Mar 28, Apr 4, May 9, May 23
Call For Info
$1,025.00 Member
$1,130.00 Public
50JTTC01F0


30 times on Sunday
Oct 18 - Jun 20
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Except: Nov 29, Dec 27, Mar 28, Apr 4, May 9, May 23


Call For Info
$1,025.00 Member
$1,130.00 Public
50JTTC01F0

For information, please call 201.408.1465.

NEW! Opera Scene Workshop (Hybrid)

Sing and perform opera, operetta, musical theater excerpts and classical songs. Develop confidence and an understanding of the voice and enjoy singing with friends. May be taken on its own or as part of a Young Artists Program.

PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER BELOW UNLESS YOU HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED INTO THE ENSEMBLE.

30 times on Wednesday
Oct 7 - Jun 9
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Except: Nov 25, Dec 23, Dec 30, Feb 17, Mar 31, Apr 21
Call For Info
$1,025.00 Member
$1,130.00 Public
50OPSW01F0


30 times on Wednesday
Oct 7 - Jun 9
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Except: Nov 25, Dec 23, Dec 30, Feb 17, Mar 31, Apr 21


Call For Info
$1,025.00 Member
$1,130.00 Public
50OPSW01F0

For information, please call 201.408.1465.

Thurnauer Symphony Orchestra (Hybrid)

An excellent intergenerational educational and nurturing environment where students gain a strong understanding of orchestral music and develop their ensemble skills. Virtual learning for symphonic repertoire includes weekly rehearsals, sectionals, workshops, discussions and playing assignments. Students come together at the start of rehearsal or at assigned times for each section of the orchestra. Sectional workshops focus on score studying, analysis and form, and interpretation skills. Students learn how to practice more effectively, attain proficiency in their own parts, grasp and appreciate what other players are learning in their parts, and listen to and read from scores. They learn to work with recordings, as a professional recording artist would work with a click track. Weekly projects, which involve listening, practicing and writing, provide a follow-up to lectures and discussion groups. Winners of an annual concerto competition perform in a special concert. 
 
Audition required for new students. Contact Robyn Searles at rsearles@jccotp.org to schedule an audition.

PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER BELOW UNLESS YOU HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED INTO THE ORCHESTRA.

30 times on Wednesday
Oct 7 - Jun 9
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Except: Nov 25, Dec 23, Dec 30, Feb 17, Mar 31, Apr 21
Call For Info
$740.00 Member
$820.00 Public
50CTSO01F0


30 times on Wednesday
Oct 7 - Jun 9
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Except: Nov 25, Dec 23, Dec 30, Feb 17, Mar 31, Apr 21


Call For Info
$740.00 Member
$820.00 Public
50CTSO01F0

For information, please call 201.408.1466.

Flute Choir (Hybrid)

For intermediate and advanced flutists who perform standard Flute Choir repertoire. Both solo and group concert opportunities are offered.

The class will be divided into two sections, one meeting from 6:45 to 7:45 pm and the other from 7:45 to 8:45 pm.

Audition required for new students. Contact Robyn Searles at rsearles@jccotp.org to schedule an audition.

30 times on Tuesday
Oct 6 - Jun 8
6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
Except: Dec 22, Dec 29, Feb 16, Mar 30, Apr 20, May 18
Advanced Flute Choir
Call For Info
$740.00 Member
$820.00 Public
50CFCH01F0

Advanced Flute Choir

30 times on Tuesday
Oct 6 - Jun 8
6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
Except: Dec 22, Dec 29, Feb 16, Mar 30, Apr 20, May 18


Call For Info
$740.00 Member
$820.00 Public
50CFCH01F0

For information, please call 201.408.1466.

String Camerata (Hybrid)

An exciting first orchestral experience for intermediate string players. Students learn how to listen, follow a conductor, and use their voices effectively to create something beautiful. These aspects of music making are hard to learn without collaboration with other musicians. In remote learning, these skills continue to be learned and exercised. Students gain more responsibility and knowledge of how their musical voice fits into the group, with each musician receiving even more attention virtually than if they were rehearsing and playing together in person. They learn that no matter which part they are assigned, each is equally important for the ensemble to reach its fullest potential. Students experience the joys of performing together as a group in this small ensemble setting.

Audition required for new students. Contact Robyn Searles at rsearles@jccotp.org to schedule an audition.

PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER BELOW UNLESS YOU HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED INTO CAMERATA.

30 times on Monday
Oct 5 - Jun 14
5:40 PM - 6:40 PM
Except: Dec 21, Dec 28, Jan 18, Feb 15, Mar 29, May 17, May 31
Call For Info
$580.00 Member
$640.00 Public
50CSCA00F0


30 times on Monday
Oct 5 - Jun 14
5:40 PM - 6:40 PM
Except: Dec 21, Dec 28, Jan 18, Feb 15, Mar 29, May 17, May 31


Call For Info
$580.00 Member
$640.00 Public
50CSCA00F0

For information, please call 201.408.1465.

Young People's Chorus @Thurnauer (Hybrid)

Join our award-winning youth chorus! YPC@T is an affiliate of the world-renowned Young People’s Chorus of New York City. Sing at weekly virtual and in-person rehearsals, learn how to read music, create fun mash-up videos, and make friends with others who love to sing! Repertoire ranges from classical and contemporary to jazz and pop. May be taken on its own without being part of a Young Artists Program. 

Watch our full choir in a virtual performance conducted by choral director Emma Brondolo:



Prelude Choir:  Ages 6-9
Cantare Choir: Ages 8-11
Concert Choir: Ages 10-18

The times listed below are for weekly, online rehearsals. Additional optional weekly in-person rehearsals on the following schedule:

Prelude Choir: Thursdays 3:50 to 4:30 pm
Cantare Choir: Fridays 3:00 to 3:45 pm
Concert Choir: Tuesdays 5:15 to 6:00 pm
 
In order to follow recommended safety protocols, no more than 10 students will rehearse on site each week. We will have each child placed in a tent with a microphone, a chair, and a music stand. Fans placed around the room will bring in fresh air.

30 times on Monday
Oct 5 - Jun 14
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Except: Dec 21, Dec 28, Jan 18, Feb 15, Mar 29, May 17, May 31
Prelude Choir
Call For Info
$665.00 Member
$725.00 Public
50YPCT01F0

Prelude Choir

30 times on Monday
Oct 5 - Jun 14
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Except: Dec 21, Dec 28, Jan 18, Feb 15, Mar 29, May 17, May 31


Call For Info
$665.00 Member
$725.00 Public
50YPCT01F0

30 times on Monday
Oct 5 - Jun 14
5:15 PM - 6:00 PM
Except: Dec 21, Dec 28, Jan 18, Feb 15, Mar 29, May 17, May 31
Concert Choir
Call For Info
$665.00 Member
$725.00 Public
50YPCT02F0

Concert Choir

30 times on Monday
Oct 5 - Jun 14
5:15 PM - 6:00 PM
Except: Dec 21, Dec 28, Jan 18, Feb 15, Mar 29, May 17, May 31


Call For Info
$665.00 Member
$725.00 Public
50YPCT02F0

30 times on Tuesday
Oct 6 - Jun 8
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Except: Dec 22, Dec 29, Feb 16, Mar 30, Apr 20, May 18
Cantare Choir
Call For Info
$665.00 Member
$725.00 Public
50YPCT03F0

Cantare Choir

30 times on Tuesday
Oct 6 - Jun 8
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Except: Dec 22, Dec 29, Feb 16, Mar 30, Apr 20, May 18


Call For Info
$665.00 Member
$725.00 Public
50YPCT03F0

For information, please call 201.408.1465.