Students in the Philharmonic and Freshman Chamber Orchestras got the amazing opportunity to work with professionals part of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra during their class period. The atmosphere in the room was as dynamic between the students and conductor as it was in the music. The rehearsal took place as any other, but the students were able to hear constructive criticism from a professional standpoint. "The conductor, Jose, gave us all a once in a lifetime experience. We learned what it was like to play under a professional and we learned how to make music, not just play it," says Freshman Jenna Bargfrede, first chair Violin in the Freshman Orchestra. The opportunity was a once in a lifetime experience as well as a great learning experience. Students earned professional help to improve their playing skills and overall performance, no one else could have asked for a better opportunity.
|Members of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra.|