BERKELEY HEIGHTS—The Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts announced today that it will hold a virtual Audition Workshop using the video conferencing platform Zoom on Friday, April 17 from 4:00-5:30 p.m. The workshop is a free event. Student must sign up online at www.WhartonArts.org to attend.
Bryan Rudderow, conductor and director of New Jersey Youth Symphony Concertino Winds, Clarinet Ensemble, CL4tet and Summer Winds Camp, will provide insights and tips to help students prepare for a successful audition. An experienced instructor and adjudicator, Rudderow’s students consistently place in Junior High School and High School Region, All-State, All-Eastern, and All-National Orchestras and Bands. Select participants will be invited to prepare a mock audition. For more information, call (908) 790-0700.
Said Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Helen H. Cha-Pyo, “There is no substitute for thorough preparation when it comes to playing your best at auditions. I urge all young musicians to attend this online workshop to gain important knowledge that will help take their audition performance to the next level!”
The Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts’ mission is to provide the highest quality performing arts education to a wide range of students in a supportive and inclusive environment, where striving for personal excellence inspires and connects those we teach to the communities we serve.
Wharton is New Jersey’s largest independent non-profit community performing arts education center serving over 1,500 students through a range of classes and ensembles including the 15 ensembles of the New Jersey Youth Symphony, which serve 500 students in grades 3 – 12 by audition. Beginning with Out of the Box Music and Pathways classes for young children, Wharton offers private lessons, group classes, and ensembles for all ages and all abilities at the Performing Arts School. With the belief in the positive and unifying influence of music and the performing arts and that arts education should be accessible to all people regardless of their ability to pay, Wharton teaches all instruments and voice and has a robust musical theater program. Based in Paterson, New Jersey, the Paterson Music Project is an El Sistema-inspired program of the Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts that uses music as a vehicle for social change by empowering and inspiring children through the community experience of ensemble learning and playing.
Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts is located in Berkeley Heights, New Providence and Paterson, NJ and reaches students from 10 counties. All of Wharton’s extraordinary faculty members and conductors hold degrees in their teaching specialty and have been vetted and trained to enable our students to achieve their personal best.