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Students of New Jersey Youth Symphony and Wharton Music Center Achieve Musical Recognition

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New Jersey Youth Symphony Students Elizabeth Hendy and Molly Delorenzo  
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New Jersey Youth Symphony (NJYS) and Wharton Music Center (WMC) are pleased to announce the notable achievements of several of their talented students. Cellist Molly Delorenzo and violinist Elizabeth Hendy have been selected as finalists in the Adelphi Chamber Orchestra Young Artists competition. The Adelphi Chamber Orchestra is the oldest chamber orchestra in Northern New Jersey. The students will perform in recital at Dimenna Center in New York City on March 4 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online http://acosolocompetition.eventbrite.com/.

Molly Delorenzo, a junior at Montclair High School, played Hungarian Rhapsody by D. Popper at the competition. Elizabeth Hendy who is homeschooled in Berkeley Heights played the first movement of the Mendelssohn violin concerto in E minor. Both girls are part of NJYS’s premiere orchestra Youth Symphony.

Flutist Divya Narayanan, guitarist Sophia Rocco, and cellist Anne Carmack won Tri-state Certificate of Excellence Awards based on their superior performance in the Royal Conservatory Musical (RCM) Development Program assessments. As a result, they have been chosen to perform at Carnegie Hall on February 9 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at http://www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2013/2/9/0200/PM/Tri-State-Certificate-of-Excellence-Recital/.

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Divya Narayan, a resident of Scotch Plains, has been playing the flute for three years and is a member of NJYS’s Flute Choir. Sophia Rocco, a student of WMC and a resident of Berkeley Heights, has studied guitar for three years. Anna Carmack from Summit has been playing cello for two years and is a member of NJYS’s Preparatory Strings Ensemble.

The Royal Conservatory Music Development Program focuses on periodic assessments for students  and one-on-one adjudicator-to-student performance evaluations. The State Certificate of Excellence Awards recognizes students each academic year who have obtained the highest marks for performance assessments in each instrument in levels ranging from Preparatory through Associate Diploma. To be eligible for these awards, recipients need to obtain a minimum of 80% on performance assessments and complete theory requirements for their assessment level.

New Jersey Youth Symphony, the orchestral and ensemble organization of Wharton Music Center (WMC), offers music education for grades 3 through 12. NJYS is located at 570 Central Avenue in New Providence. NJYS, one of the foremost youth orchestras in the state, has ten orchestras and ensembles for which auditions are held annually. NJYS’s premiere orchestra, Youth Symphony, has performed in internationally-renowned concert halls such as Carnegie Hall in New York City and Musikverein in Vienna.

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. In addition to instruction in all instruments and voice, WMC offers classes in musical theater, dance, drama, choral music, vocal music, music theory, audio recording, early childhood music, and music for children with special needs. Offering a range of musical genres including classical, rock, jazz, and blues, WMC is one of New Jersey’s largest independent non-profit community music centers 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.

The mission of Wharton Music Center, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, is to advance excellence and education in the performing arts. For more information, visit www.NJYS.org or www.WhartonMusicCenter.org.



 

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