Friends, families, and visitors are invited to join Wharton Music Center faculty and students on Saturday, September 10 for WMC’s Fall Open House at its 60 Locust Avenue location in Berkeley Heights. Visitors may observe and participate in classes from 9:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. WMC will present a Meet the Orchestra concert in its main performance hall at 11:00 a.m. featuring the Percussion Ensemble from New Jersey Youth Symphony conducted by Dr. Kenneth Piascik. WMC’s Meet the Orchestra concert series is designed to introduce children to all sections of the orchestra and encourage their musical development by exposing them to other student musicians. Entertaining for parents and educational for children, the Meet the Orchestra concert series is funded in part by the Summit Area Public Foundation. All performances and activities are free and open to the public.

Children ages three to six may join the early childhood music classes Cycle of Seasons and Music Makers and Kindermusik classes from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. WMC’s Director of Musical Theater Michelle Oram will lead a class for all ages in Yoga and the Voice at 1:00 p.m. and Broadway Kids at 12:00 p.m. A class on Suzuki violin will be presented at 12:00 p.m. A special jazz dance class led by Rachel Falis will be open at 1:00 p.m. for children ages seven to ten to experiment with dance. Face-painting, Storytime Theater, and other events will be held throughout the day. A representative from K&S Music will be available to help parents size violins and cellos for their children, For a complete schedule of all activities, visit .

Fall classes began September 8 at Wharton Music Center. Registration remains open through September 12. A description of all classes, times, and class fees can be found in the WMC Fall catalog at Student families can register for all classes and lessons online. For questions, please call the Registrar at 908 790-0700.

Judith G. Wharton Music Center, located at 60 Locust Avenue in Berkeley Heights, provides music, theater, and dance instruction, educational programs, and performances for children, teens, and adults. WMC is New Jersey’s largest independent community music center serving students in Berkeley Heights, Summit, Chatham, New Providence, Long Hill, Warren, Basking Ridge, Short Hills, Millburn, Livingston, Westfield, Scotch Plains, and other surrounding communities. WMC is a non-profit charitable organization.