May 15, 2024

2024 Wharton Arts Honoree George Marriner Maull

Wharton Arts - George Marriner Maull as Honoree at Gala 2024

On Thursday, March 7, 2024, Wharton Arts honored our Artistic Director George Marriner Maull with its Education Award at their 2024 Gala. Maestro Maull’s musical affiliations in New Jersey began with his joint appointment in 1979 as Assistant Conductor of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and founding Music Director and Conductor of the New Jersey Youth Symphony (NJYS). He led NJYS, now a program of Wharton Arts, for eighteen seasons until 1997, including three performances at Carnegie Hall and on four European tours: Belgium and The Netherlands (1983), Belgium and England (1985), Romania and Hungary (1987), and Poland (1989). Under his leadership, NJYS received First Prize at both the 1983 and the 1985 European Music Festival for Youth in Belgium, and was the subject of a 1987 WNET New York Channel 13 documentary entitled Art Effects: Young & Noteworthy.

This captivating video features the life and legacy of Maestro Maull, a visionary figure whose passion for music has shaped generations. From his humble beginnings to his remarkable achievements, the video explores the remarkable career of Maestro Maull as he shares his insights and experiences. Discover the roots of Maestro Maull’s love for music and witness how his journey unfolded, leading him to become the founding Music Director and Conductor of the New Jersey Youth Symphony. Through his leadership, he nurtured young talents and inspired countless individuals to pursue their musical aspirations. Transitioning to his current role as the Artistic Director of The Discovery Orchestra, Maestro Maull continues to ignite a deep appreciation for music through innovative educational initiatives and captivating performances. Explore how his artistic vision continues to resonate with audiences worldwide, enriching lives and fostering a deeper connection to the beauty of music.

In honor of Maestro Maull, Wharton Arts has established the George Marriner Maull Careers in Music Scholarship Award, a $1,000 scholarship designed to support and encourage the next generation of musical talents. This scholarship is dedicated to recognizing exceptional graduating seniors from the New Jersey Youth Symphony who are enrolling in a conservatory or school of music at the university level. On May 5th, Wharton Arts announced that Karri Li, a flutist in the New Jersey Youth Symphony and a student of Laura George at the Wharton Performing Arts School, was awarded the George Marriner Maull Careers in Music Scholarship for 2024.

You can help fund the Scholarship Award by making a donation here.