Greater Princeton Youth Orchestra
Youth Orchestra of Central New Jersey

Princeton Youth Orchestra Youth Chamber Orchestra
Sherri Anderson, Conductor
Amy Wulfman, Assistant Conductor
Based in Princeton & Trenton, New Jersey

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Apr 4, 2019: 7:00 pm on

Community Stage at
Paul Robeson Center

Sunday June 9, 2019

6pm at Trinity Cathedral
801 W State St, Trenton

Tue, June 25 at 8:30p
Holy Cross Church, Via
Roma at Mariano Stabile

Wed, June 26 at 6:30p
Chiesa di Sant'Agostino

Thu, June 27 at 7:00p
Chiesa di San Domenico
Piazza Pirandello

Sat, June 29 at 7:30p
Urban Center
via Nino Bixio 1/A 96100

Youth orchestra performing in China

Stretto Youth Chamber Orchestra is an ensemble of young musicians who come together to tackle the challenge of playing great works of the chamber orchestra literature.

STRETTO is first and foremost a TEAM of music lovers
who participate in learning and teaching
TOGETHER in an immersion based music learning program.


  • The leaders in our group do an excellent job of caring for the other students and tutoring within the group. They lead by example and through care. That is why they are chosen to lead.
  • There is no hierarchy to the seating in our group. We want to have strength everywhere.
  • Competitive comparison is not encouraged within our group. Excellence comes from each person doing his/her best out of personal integrity.
  • Younger students get to participate prior to complete fluency, so that they can be immersed in watching and listening with the older students who are at higher levels of fluency.
  • Not everyone will play all of every piece, but everyone will be "learning" all the time.
  • Whether playing or listening, every student's personal responsibility is to remain focused.

Stretto has performed in
Chicago, Paris, Prague, Brussels, Beijing, Shanghai, Germany, Italy, Austria, Montenegro, Serbia, Croatia and Bulgaria, and as a featured guest performing ensemble at the Philadelphia Bach Festival, New York Encounter (New York, NY) and the Princeton Early Music Festival.

Stretto is always looking for new talent from
the greater Princeton region including West Windsor, Plainsboro, Hopewell, Lawrence, Hamilton, Trenton, and other townships in Mercer County and beyond.

Annual Tuition:
$625 ($300 for siblings) Financial Aid Policy

First Rehearsal: September 21, 2018
Rehearsals: Fridays 6-7:30pm (see calendar)
Location: Princeton Friends School
Google Map: Where we practice

Registration & Release Form 

Revised Calendar for 2018-2019

For Audition Information Contact:
Sherri Anderson (484) 467-9194


Stretto Young Musicians - Ages 7-13
A training ensemble that helps beginning and intermediate players develop skills to integrate into the larger ensemble.

Stretto High School
This is our main performing ensemble.

Stretto Advanced - Grades 10-12
A leadership-training program with performance opportunities. Members include all section leaders and the Student Assistant Conductor. These students receive more flexibility with regard to the Friday evening rehearsals but may have extended weekend practice. Audition plus at least 3 years of orchestra experience required to be considered for this division.

Sherri Anderson, Conductor   Amy Goodman Wulfman, Assistant Conductor
Sherri Anderson PhotoSherri Anderson, the founding director of "Stretto", received her Bachelor of Music degree from Wheaton College and her Master of Sacred Music degree from Westminster Choir College. Ms. Anderson completed additional graduate study in String Pedagogy and Choral Conducting at Temple University where she studied with Helen Kwalwasser and Alan Harler. In addition to studying music, Ms. Anderson has also completed a Master in Theology degree and a Master in Liberal Studies degree at Villanova University. Ms. Anderson maintains large private teaching studios in the Princeton and Philadelphia areas, is the Director of Trinity Strings in Trenton and is the Executive Director of Blue Mountain Chamber Music Festival.   Amy Wulfman PhotoAmy Goodman Wulfman has had an international career as a concert violinist, performing with orchestras in Europe and in the U.S. She studied at the Vienna Academy with G√ľnter Pichler and Michael Frischenschlager, performing and recording with the baroque ensemble Capella Academica under Eduard Melkus. In the U.S., Ms Wulfman received her B.A. from Yale University and her M.M. from the University of Wisconsin. Ms Wulfman has been an active performer, playing numerous chamber music concerts including performances at the Bach Aria Festival in Stonybrook, New York and the Blue Mountain Chamber Music Festival at Franklin & Marshall College. Ms. Wulfman was co-founder and co-director of the New Haven Summer Quartet Camp in New Haven, CT. Ms. Wulfman maintains a private violin and viola studio, Princeton Violin Studio in Princeton, New Jersey, and is on the faculty of New England Conservatory Preparatory Division in Boston, MA, Princeton Day School and the Blue Mountain Chamber Music Festival.

Greater Princeton Youth Orchestra