Rowan University


Make music with friends and make friends as you make music! Rowan Prep offers several ensemble options. We even have opportunities to join some Rowan University ensembles by audition.

Atlantic Youth Brass Band

Join Dr. Appleby-Wineberg and the National Champion Atlantic Brass Band in this brilliant and fun ensemble experience. This dynamic team will push your brass playing to new heights of musical excellence and change the way you play in your school ensembles. Come & learn the amazing art of brass playing in a true Brass Band! A full rehearsal schedule will be available here.



Rowan Prep Youth Chorale

No audition is required. This intermediate level ensemble is for pre-teen & teen singers (rising 4th-10th graders).

The Rowan Prep Youth Chorale provides an opportunity to perform, understand, and appreciate choral music from a wide variety of styles and cultures. Emphasis will be placed on continuing skills in sight reading, enhancing musicianship in rehearsal and performance, and increasing individual musical proficiency. Students gain exposure to sight-singing and reading music notation.

As members of the Youth Chorale, students will perform a repertoire of classical, traditional, Broadway, and popular music. Performance opportunities include singing in the beautiful Rowan concert halls, and partnering with other Rowan ensembles at different levels.

Rowan Youth Orchestra

The Rowan Youth Orchestra, now in its 32nd year at Rowan University, is a full orchestra including all the major string, woodwind, brass and percussion instruments. Orchestra members are in grades 7-12 from schools throughout southern New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. The RYO will perform two concerts in Rowan University’s Pfleeger Concert Hall to showcase its musicians’ talents and will have chamber music opportunities.

Audition Required!

2016-2017 Audition Dates: September 3, 10, & 11. Check the Rowan Youth Orchestra website for aduition requirements and more information.



Rowan Youth String Orchestra

The Rowan Youth String Orchestra is a new ensemble at Rowan for string players primarily in grades 4 through 7. The RYO will perform two concerts in Rowan University’s Pfleeger Concert Hall to showcase its musicians’ talents along with the Rowan Youth Orchestra.

No audition is required, but you must meet with Maestro Dell to discuss playing level and placement. Check the Rowan Youth Orchestra website for more information.


Summer Brass Ensemble

Visit Rowan Prep's Summer Programming page for more information.

Summer Vocal Ensemble

Visit Rowan Prep's Summer Programming page for more information.

Rowan University Ensembles

The below three ensembles are open to advanced high school students by audition only. For more information about how to audition for these ensembles, please contact Rowan Prep.

For information about the description/logistics of each of the Ensembles, please go to the College of Performing Arts website for information about the ensembles.

Statesmen Men's Choir

The Rowan University Statesmen Men's Chorus is made up of men from across campus and beyond. The choir consists primarily of Rowan University non-music majors, but also includes RU professors, and outstanding area high school students who have passed a successful audition. The ensemble focuses on music fundamentals, music reading, and techniques to improve the singing voice. There is no requirement to join Statesmen aside from a willingness to learn and be a part of a dynamic ensemble.

Concert Band

The Rowan University Concert Band rehearses twice each week. This ensemble is open to music majors, non-music majors, exceptional high school students (with recommendation from their high school band director and acceptance by the university director), and community musicians who wish to hone their performance skills. This ensemble was designed to serve as a musical training experience for players who are not quite ready for the ambitious demands placed upon members of the Rowan University Wind Ensemble.

University Orchestra

This full-sized orchestra performs concerts of the standard repertoire, Young Peoples Concerts, and a Pops concert. The group also sponsors an annual soloist competition. Membership is open to University students and members of the community by audition.