Rowan University

Classes, Festivals & Workshops, and Ensembles

Not sure you want to start with individual/private lessons? We offer various classes and group options for beginners, intermediate and advanced musicians. We even have opportunities to join some Rowan University ensembles by audition.

There is no registration fee when taking only a class, attending a festival or workshop, or enrolling in an ensemble.

Rowan Prep reserves the right to cancel any courses, festivals, and ensembles that do not meet minimum enrollment requirements.


Group Guitar for Beginners (ages 8-12)

This class is designed for younger beginners interested in learning the guitar in a supportive group setting. With Ms. Kubach at the helm, students will learn how to play the instrument while learning about the basic setup, tuning and maintenance of the guitar. Parents are encouraged to bring a guitar and learn alongside their child (at no extra cost)!

Group Piano for Beginners (ages 5-7)

Designed to work with a child's natural creativity and energy, the course goal is to give beginning piano students an overview of the "first steps" in learning the instrument. Mrs. Nielsen will incorporate a variety of music activities including listening, moving, imagining, singing, and playing the piano to stimulate and fuel curiosity.

Suzuki Program


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Festivals & Workshops

Atlantic Brass Band's 3rd Annual Youth Brass Day

Join Dr. Appleby-Wineberg and members of The Atlantic Brass Band for a Sunday afternoon of rehearsals, masterclasses and sectionals! Open to all brass players in middle and high school! A pizza party and concert will be the finale of the afternoon!

Please click HERE to register for this one day workshop!

High School Solo Vocal Artists Festival

Join the entire vocal division faculty of Rowan University for a full day of learning about solo singing! Participate in masterclasses (music must be emailed to by the registration deadline) and rehearsals. Learn about your voice and how it work. Explore solo singing. Spend the day immersed in Rowan's vocal department. Meet current vocal students & learn first-hand about their experiences.

Registration deadline is January 26, 2015. Click here to register!

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Atlantic Youth Brass Band, Spring Only

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 is available here.

Please click HERE to register.

Rowan Youth Orchestra, Audition Only

The Rowan Youth Orchestra, now in its 31st year at Rowan University, is a full orchestra including all the major string, woodwind, brass and percussion instruments. Orchestra members come from middle schools and high schools throughout southern New Jersey and the Philadelphia area. This year, the orchestra will perform three concerts at Rowan University’s Pfleeger Concert Hall to showcase it’s musicians’ talents.

The RYO is hearing auditions for all instruments for the 2014-15 season. After September 21, please contact music director, Matthew Dell to discuss auditioning.

For more information, visit the Rowan Youth Orchestra website.

Summer Brass Ensemble

Open to brass players of all ages, Summer Brass Ensemble will explore exciting brass repertoire. Play old classics and new favorites! Rowan University Brass Faculty member Amy Bliss will lead the group through a week of rehearsals with a free concert for friends and family on Friday. Repertoire will be dependent on registrations, so encourage all of your brass-playing friends to join the excitement!

Pre-register online here!. Submit a regular Rowan Prep ensemble registation form after completeing the pre-registration.

Questions? Not sure if this group is right for you? Contact Rowan Prep to discuss your options.

Discounts are available if enrolled in at least five private lessons this summer through Rowan Prep, or if multiple family members are part of this ensemble. Contact Rowan Prep for more details.

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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.

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