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NJIO Registration is now open for the 2024-2025 season for all new and returning members.

ALL woodwind, brass, percussion and cello players must FIRST request a space before registering.

Request financial assistance here.

If neither of the above apply to you (or you have been approved to register) then you can register here now:

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2024-2025 Membership Rates

Youth Membership (grades K-12): $300 

Young Adult Membership (age 18-26): $300 

Adult Membership (age 27-61): $385

Senior Membership (age 62+): $300 

Adult and Youth Joint Membership: $500

Outreach Ensemble only: $125 

2024-2025 Schedule

Fall Concert: November 10th 3pm; Plainfield

Holiday Concert: December 8th 2pm; Summit

Winter Concert: February 23rd 3pm; Plainfield

Spring Concert: April 27th; Plainfield

Frequently Asked Registration Questions

I'm new to NJIO. How do I register? Registration for new members begins July 15th. If you are requesting financial assistance, please complete the Financial Assistance Request Form first, then register after you have heard the result of your request. Access the form here: https://form.jotform.com/241653946158162 For those not requesting financial assistance: String players can register using the New Member Registration form. We may close registration for certain string instruments if we reach capacity. Woodwind, brass, and percussion players must first complete the Woodwind/Brass/Percussion Request form; if there is available space for your instrument, you will receive a link to register. If not, you will be placed on a waiting list.

I'm a returning member of NJIO. How do I register? Registration for returning member is open now. Early bird pricing ends July 15th. Woodwinds, brass, and percussion: Your spots are reserved for you UNTIL JULY 15th. After that, new members can apply for those seats. Don't wait! If you are requesting financial assistance, please complete the Financial Assistance Request Form first, then register after you have heard the result of your request. Access the form here: https://form.jotform.com/241653946158162 All returning members can register now using the Returning Member Registration form. After July 15th, woodwind, brass, and percussion players must first complete the Woodwind/Brass/Percussion request form; if there is available space for your instrument, you will receive a link to register. We may close registration for certain string instruments if we reach capacity after July 15th.

Do I need to audition? For strings, we require no audition. All levels are welcome! If you are unsure which ensemble fits you best, you can learn more here: https://www.njio.org/three-orchestras For winds, brass, and percussion: To keep a balanced ensemble, there are a limited number of seats available for winds and percussion. All returning members have their seats reserved until July 15th. New members (and returning members after July 15th) can inquire about availability using the Woodwind/Brass/Percussion Request form. We do ask on that form for a short clip of you playing your instrument to get a sense of your abilities in order to assist with placement. If there is space for you in your section, we will invite you to register. If there is not a space available, you will be placed onto a waiting list.

What if I don't want to pay online or with a credit card? We can do that! Just email Mary Beth (mbsweet@njio.org) to make arrangements to pay by check.

Is there financial assistance or a payment plan available? Yes, we do have a limited amount of financial assistance available for those who need it. Before you register, complete the Financial Assistance Request form. You will be invited to register after your request is accepted. You can arrange for a payment plan that works for you with Mary Beth (mbsweet@njio.org)

What does my membership fee pay for? You can join any or all of our three core orchestras (Prelude, Intermezzo, Symphony) for the same price. These orchestras rehearse 27 evenings a season and also include about 6 sectionals per year, plus 4 concerts. That works out to be about $9-$12 per rehearsal or concert depending on your membership type; much less if you're in multiple orchestras! If you join any of these orchestras, you can also join the NJIO Outreach Ensemble and the Kean-NJIO Orchestra at no additional cost. It is also possible to join the Outreach Ensemble separately using this form. Contact mbsweet@njio.org for more information about joining the Kean-NJIO Orchestra separately. All that, plus you get to know new friends of all ages, get access to our incredible instrument coaches, and join a community of music-lovers for life!

What is the refund policy if my plans change? Or what if I want to join after the start of the season? NJIO will refund your membership (less a $25 administrative fee) until August 31st. If you can only join us for part of the season, your membership fees will be prorated. Please note that joining mid-season is contingent on space being available in your section.

I don't know which ensemble I should join! Help! You can find a detailed description of each ensemble here: https://www.njio.org/three-orchestras If you have additional questions or concerns, email Allison at arusso@njio.org and we will help!

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