season dates:

All Sundays, 4 pm:
October 30, 2016
March 19, 2017
June 4, 2017
at Maplewood Middle School
7 Burnet St
Maplewood, NJ

Image result for maplewood middle school nj

For the Orchestra:

Rehearsal  Schedule and Repertoire for October 30

for Oct. 30

Concert flyer for
October 30, 2016

Concert Announcement
"To Liberty & Justice"

Repertoire for 10/30/16 and

Contact us

How you can help our orchestra!


Society of Musical Arts
Save the date!  Next concert is Sunday October 30!
Maplewood Mayor Vincent DeLuca will narrate Copland's Lincoln Portrait.
Orchestra rehearses before June 5th concert - photo credit Innes Borstel

Marsha Ann Zimmerman (left) of Investors Banks presented a "big check" to SOMA officers Peggy Reynolds and Laura Paparatto on 2/17/6.  Thank you Investors Bank! 
Join Care2Share Affinity program and help SOMA even more!  It  costs you nothing.  Just link your eligible account.  
Click logo for details

   This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner        Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts and administered by the Essex County Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs.

Click here to receive our email notifications:

Meet our Conductor

June 2016

Members /Donors  2015-2016

Support our Advertisers!

Be a business supporter - advertise in our program

SOMA Board

Contact us:

Who we are -
a history of SOMA

back to the top

                 The Society of Musical Arts Orchestra, June 3, 2012 on the stage of the Maplewood Middle School                                      Photo credit:  Ysa Borstel

Matters Magazine (NJ) article about SOMA

SOMA is a senior member of the National Federation of Music Clubs

Membership Letter 2016

The Society of Musical Arts (SOMA) was founded in 1981 by Dr. Samuel Applebaum, New Jersey's world  famous master teacher of the violin.

Our Mission:

We are continuing to realize Dr. Samuel Applebaum's dream to provide an opportunity for both amateur and professional musicians to present concerts of orchestral music free to the public, with multi-generational appeal to the residents of Essex and surrounding counties.

              Founder Dr. Samuel Applebaum
                      1904 - 1986

back to the top

or you can mail your check to SOMA, c/o Treasurer, 110 Gifford Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07304