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NJWA Summer Symphony Orchestra Registering for 2017

NJWA Summer Symphony Orchestra Registering for 2017

As the New Jersey Workshop for the Arts Summer Symphony begins its 18th. season, director Janet Lyman shows her enthusiasm  for  this popular group.

She commented “We will be playing a lot of great music this summer.  There will be operas, overtures, symphonies, and the best of the masters.  Come play with us.”     

Qualified instrumentalists  of all ages may register  to perform with this  prominent   music group. String players should be able to play 5 scales in 2 octaves.  Woodwind and brass players should be prepared to play in the keys of C, G, D, F and Bb. Percussionists who play snare drum, bass drum, timpani and trap are also needed.  Tuition for the summer orchestra is $175. All musicians are asked to bring a music stand to rehearsal. 

Rehearsals will take place at Zion Lutheran Church, 559 Raritan Road in Clark, from 7:15 pm until 9:00 pm, primarily on Tuesdays and Thursdays, except as noted.  The final concert will be performed on Tuesday, July 25.

The program will  include works by Dell’Faio, Tchaikovsky, Mozart, Beethoven, Vivaldi and Brahms.

The NJWA Summer Symphony Orchestra will be conducted by Ms. Janet Lyman, an instructor at the NJWA Music Studio. Ms. Lyman, who holds both a B.M. in Violin and an M.M.Ed. in Music from the Manhattan School of Music, is a faculty member in the Tenafly Public Schools.  She is also Music Director at Zion Lutheran Church, where  she directs the Adult and Children’s Choirs and the Adult and Children’s Hand Bell Choirs.

Ms. Lyman is the recipient of many honors and awards.  She has conducted a performance of young musicians at Carnegie Hall, received the Lincoln Center Award, Educator of the Year Award by the Citizen’s Education Council of Tenafly, the New Jersey Governor’s Teacher Recognitions Program and the New Jersey Commissioner’s Symposium for Outstanding Teaching.

The NJWA  Summer Symphony Orchestra is a division of the New Jersey Workshop for the Arts, a non-profit 501 (c) organization founded in 1972.  To register for the Summer Symphony Orchestra, please call 908-789-9696 or visit the NJWA studios at 150-152 East Broad Street in Westfield. Additional information about the NJWA is available by logging on to

Photo caption: Qualified musicians of all ages are invited to join the NJWA Summer Symphony Orchestra, directed by Ms. Janet Lyman, now in its 18th. season.  

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