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ANJerO Mission

The Mission of the Association of New Jersey Orchestras (ANJerO) is to serve as a parent organization for a variety of professional-caliber programs and services pertaining to instrumental music education in New Jersey.

ANJerO History

Founded in 1967, ANJerO was initially established for the purpose of creating a shared library of orchestral materials for orchestras in New Jersey. With grant funds provided at the time by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, the Association purchased several dozen sets of scores and parts for works of the standard orchestral repertoire.

The organization underwent a reorganization in 1994 with leadership provided by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, advice provided by the New Jersey Theatre Group and funding provided by the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation. Over the next several years, ANJerO began sponsoring annual conferences with meetings focusing on a wide array of topics including fundraising, marketing, box office management, educational programming, volunteer activities and board structure and organization.

In recent years, ANJerO has focused its efforts on sponsoring and developing music education programs and services. ANJerO currently serves as the parent organization for a number of educational programs, projects and activities such as the New Jersey Band Association, (www.njbandassociation.org) the New Jersey Brass Institute and the Gabrieli Brass Choir Project (www.gabrieliproject.org).