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NJWA Summer Symphony Orchestra Registers for 2018

NJWA Summer Symphony Orchestra Registers for 2018

          Intergenerational musicians have a fantastic opportunity to share their talents with other musicians and with audience members when they join the New Jersey Workshop for the Arts Summer Symphony.

          Director Janet Lyman has tremendous confidence in this group and enthusiastically commented that “We have a great new crop of Symphony members.  We will be playing a Beethoven and Bizet concert.  Some of the Wednesday Morning Strings members will be joining us this season.  This is going to be the best Summer Symphony ever!”

The orchestra, which is registering performers for the 19th. season, is intended for those who play strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion.  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 for the orchestra 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 Thursday, July 26.

          The NJWA Summer Symphony Orchestra will be conducted by Ms. Janet Lyman, an instructor at the NJWA Music Studio and the director of the NJWA Wednesday Morning Strings. 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 retired teacher  from  the Tenafly Board of Education.  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, please call 908-789-9696 or visit the NJWA studios at 150-152 East Broad Street in Westfield. Additional information about the Summer Symphony, and other NJWA programs,  is available by logging on to

Photo caption: The NJWA Summer Symphony Orchestra is currently registering musicians of all ages to join the 19th season of the musical group, which will rehearse and perform at Zion Lutheran Church in Clark.

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