Ensembles

Ensembles

Ensembles at Rowan Prep

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

  • There is no registration fee when enrolling in an ensemble.
  • Rowan Prep reserves the right to cancel any courses, festivals, and ensembles that do not meet minimum enrollment requirements.


Atlantic Youth Brass Band

  • Faculty: Bryan Appleby-Wineberg & The Atlantic Brass Band
  • Sundays, 3:30 - 5:30 PM
  • Spring Semester Only
  • First rehearsal: January 28, 2018
    • A full rehearsal schedule will be available here.
  • Performance: May 17, 2018 at Burlington City High School, 7:00pm
  • Cost: $150 
    • Discounts are available for students taking private lessons through Rowan Prep and for students with multiple family members in the ensemble. Please contact Rowan Prep for more details.
  • To register, please click here.
  • 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!  


RocknRoll Jr. Chorus

Visit the RocknRoll Jr. Chorus Website!

  • To register, please click here!
  • Cost: $105 (September - June)
    • Tuition is paid monthly, by Electronic Funds Transfer, directly from your bank, in the amount of $105, from September through June. This is not a pay-as-you-go educational program, so each month’s payment will deducted. On the registration page, a more detailed explanation clarifies our payment procedure.

  • Rehearsals: Thursdays, 7:00-8:30pm
  • This group rehearses from September through June
  • Open to all middle & high school aged vocalists

RNRC, Jr. is an a cappella educational program for middle school and high school students. There will be between 20 and 30 vocalists in each location. Singers will meet each week for 90 minutes learning about proper vocal technique, beatboxing (vocal percussion) skills, stage presence, performance skills, health and wellness, harmony, rhythm, reading music, blending and learning by rote. Through the RockNRoll Chorus approach to music learning, students will also acquire confidence, interpersonal communication skills, ensemble singing, the value of being on a team, persistence, and patience. RNRC, Jr. is very exciting, offering many ‘ah-ha’ moments and lifetime memories for everyone! We love to make music, make friends and have fun! Most importantly, this is a safe environment, where singers can take chances and not feel awkward as they improve. We do not allow ‘drama’ in The RockNRoll Chorus, sop if that sounds great to you then come sing with us!


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: Matthew B. Dell, Rowan Youth Orchestras Music Director
  • Sundays, 6:30 - 8:45 PM
  • First RYO Rehearsal for Fall Semester: September 23, 2018
  • Concerts: April 29, 2018
  • Cost per semester: $175
    • Discounts are available for students taking private lessons through Rowan Prep and for students with multiple family members in the ensemble. Please contact Rowan Prep for more details.

The Rowan Youth Orchestra, now in its 32nd 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 9, 15 & 16, 2018. An audition schedule will be released on August 3, 2018. 

Click to register here!  

Click here for audition information and rehearsal schedules: rowanprep/waystostudy/RYO

 


Rowan Youth String Orchestra

  • Faculty: Joanne Erwin, Rowan Youth String Orchestra Director
  • Sundays, 3:00 - 5:00 PM
  • First RYSO Rehearsal for Fall Semester: September 23, 2018
  • Concerts: April 29, 2018
  • Cost per semester: $175
    • Discounts are available for students taking private lessons through Rowan Prep and for students with multiple family members in the ensemble. Please contact Rowan Prep for more details.

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. Sign-up online to register.

 


Summer Brass Ensemble

Visit Rowan Prep's Summer Programming page for more information.

 



Ensembles at Rowan University

The below three ensembles are open to advanced high school students by audition only. For more information about how to audition for these ensembles, please contact Rowan Prep.

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

Statesmen Men's Choir

  • Director: Art McKenzie
  • Open to advanced high school male singers or members of the community by audition only
  • Cost: $110 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. There is no requirement to join Statesmen aside from a willingness to learn and be a part of a dynamic ensemble.

Concert Band

  • Director: Joe Higgins
  • Open to high school wind players by audition only
  • Cost: $110 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. All interested students are encouraged to contact the conductor for more information. Rehearsals are now held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-8:00pm.

University Orchestra

  • Director: Sal Scarpa
  • Open to high school strings, winds, and percussion by audition only
  • Cost: $110 per semester

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. Membership is open to University students and members of the community by audition.