*Partial Closing – Musical Theatre and Drama Classes Open
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FALL 2014
September 1 – Labor Day
September 4 – Lessons Begin
September 6 – Open House Fall/Spring Programming
September 25 – Rosh Hashanah*
October 4 – Yom Kippur
November 26 – Thanksgiving Wednesday*
November 27-30 – Thanksgiving Weekend
December 16 – Hanukkah*
December 24-January 2 – Winter Break

January 26-31 – Winter Recital Week (make-up private lessons only)*
February 7-8 – Additional Recital Weekend
February 16 – Presidents Day*
March 21 – Open House Summer Programming
March 31 – Deadline to submit materials for the Achievement Program
May 9 – Open House Summer Programming
May 25-26 – Memorial Day*
June 1-6 – Last week of Private Lessons
June 8-13 – Private Lesson Make Up Week
June 15-21 – Spring Recital Week (summer lessons and make ups only)*

Whole Foods of Millburn is donating a portion of its proceeds from the Weyerbacher Beer Dinner at Whole Foods Corner Table on September 12 to Wharton Music Center! Sign up and enjoy a five-course dinner paired with awesome craft brews. Make reservations by calling 908.688.1455.www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/millburn



Wharton Music Center (WMC) provides private music lessons and introductory music, musical theatre, drama, and dance classes for children, teens, and adults, beginners through advanced, in Berkeley Heights, NJ. In addition to instruction in all instruments and voice, WMC offers classes in 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 non-profit community music centers serving students in Union, Morris, Essex, Somerset, and other surrounding counties. WMC is a founding school of The Royal Conservatory of Music Development Program.

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WMC offers private lessons in piano, violin, viola, cello, guitar, flute, clarinet, oboe, trumpet, trombone, French horn, saxophone, percussion, and harp. New Jersey Youth Symphony (NJYS) (www.NJYS.org) the orchestral division of Wharton Music Center, has fourteen orchestras and ensembles for which students in grades 3 through 12 audition annually. Throughout the summer, both WMC and NJYS offer full-day and half-day camps for children and teens.

Part of our mission as a community school for the performing arts is to engage, educate, and enrich our community with a broad spectrum of accessible programming. Dedicated to serving the community, WMC provides instruction at local public, private and charter schools in after-school settings and during the school day. From an assembly program to a full-year residency, our outstanding faculty collaborates with school principals and staff to offer customized curriculum to meet the needs for music, drama, and musical theatre instruction for each school or organization. One of the highlights of our community programs is the Paterson Music Project, an El Sistema-inspired program that provides intensive music instruction to elementary school students attending the Community Charter School of Paterson.

Funding has been made possible in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Department of State, A Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, Through a grant administered by the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs.   Wharton Music Center is a qualified organization of the New Jersey Cultural Trust.   The Judith G. Wharton Music Center is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization.   Wharton Music Center and New Jersey Youth Symphony are committed to serving all interested arts students, regardless of talent, income, racial or ethnic identity, or age.

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