About the Orchestra

The New Sussex Symphony was founded in 1959. Concert repertoire extends over four centuries, from the early 1700s to contemporary music. 

In addition to the formal concert series, the symphony acts as a resource to the county's musical community. It encourages student musicians through a variety of collaborative efforts with local schools and youth orchestras. It stages outreach efforts that bring music to elderly populations unable to attend a formal concert.


Orchestra personnel span a wide range of ability and age, from professional to amateur, student to senior. Rehearsals take place Tuesday evenings from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm at Sparta High School in Sparta, NJ. Community members are encouraged to contact Melinda Mc-Coy-Miller, orchestra Business Manager, at 973.579.6465 to learn more about how they can become involved. Opportunities for non-performance support are also available and allow for additional community involvement.


The New Sussex Symphony is dedicated to a simple proposition:

to bring enjoyment to audiences of all ages through the performance of symphonic music of the masters of past centuries as well as composers of the present day. In doing so we seek to teach audiences both old and young (and, in between), who have either a well-developed familiarity with the music that we perform, or those who are hearing it for the very first time. We sincerely hope that all of you can take away from the concerts the joy and satisfaction that we, the orchestra experience in our performances.