Arts News

List of 6 news stories.

  • Newark Academy's Chamber Choir Available on Apple iTunes and Spotify

    Looking for some new music? Newark Academy's top chamber choir, Academy Voices, is now officially streaming on Apple iTunes and Spotify. It is available across a range of devices, including computers, phones, tablets, speakers, TVs, and cars. 
     
    "It'll be exciting to map the progress of the groups through the years with this online platform, while also serving as a digital archive for alumni to listen back to their recordings from their time in Choir," NA Choral Director Viraj Lal said. 
     
    LumeNAtion will also be streaming in just a few weeks.
     
    Read More
  • Newark Academy Art Teachers Have Work in South Orange Performing Arts Center

    Newark Academy Art Department Chair Elaine Brodie and Digital Arts Teacher James Worrell each have two pieces of artwork that will be virtually showcased in South Orange Performing Arts Center's (SOPAC) "Inspiring Minds" exhibition, beginning this week. They join several New Jersey educators in showcasing their mastery of art techniques and highlighting the importance of not only teaching art, but also creating it. Their works can be seen here. James' images feature this past Winter Musical and last year's Spring Dance Concert
    Read More
  • Five Newark Academy Musicians Make Region Jazz

    Five Newark Academy musicians earned top placements from the New Jersey Association for Jazz Education (NJAJE). Kayin Davis ’23 (drums) and Jacob Tolentino ’24 (trumpet) both came in first for the junior band, while Ethan Lee ’22 (tenor saxophone) came in first place for the high school band. Shivan Kundra ’23 and Ben Chaddha ’21 also made the high school band on trumpet.
    Read More
  • Chameleon and NA Big Band Advance to New Jersey Association for Jazz Education State Finals

    Newark Academy’s nationally renowned jazz band, Chameleon, will go for its 11th straight New Jersey Association for Jazz Education (NJAJE) State Title on April 25 at 5:00 p.m. at J.P. Stevens High School. Chameleon qualified for the NJAJE State Finals by receiving a gold rating in the preliminaries. The band also received an outstanding saxophone and rhythm section award, as well as the top sight-reading award. Michael Wang ’20 and Luca Moretti ’20 received soloist awards, while Yasmeena Sharif ’23, Vikram Bala ’20 and Ben Chaddha ’21 received honorable mentions as soloist.
     
    The NA Big Band, the Academy's junior band, qualified for the NJAJE State Finals as well, receiving a silver rating in the preliminaries. NA Big Band also received a gold rating for sight-reading, which was the first for the ensemble. Last year, NA Big Band came in third place in the state finals, making it the first time that the group has gotten into a top-three position. The NA Big Band has received strong leadership from Noah Chirnomas ’22, Ryan Kim ’22, Eli Song ’20 and Akshay Bhandari, according to long-time, Newark Academy Jazz Director Julius Tolentino.
    Read More
  • Newark Academy Wins Two Soloist Awards at Mingus Festival and Competition

    Newark Academy seniors Vikram Bala and Teddy McGraw were awarded soloists awards at the Mingus Festival and Competition for playing bass and drums, respectively. The two are members of NA’s nationally renowned jazz band, Chameleon, which was able to work with several members of the Mingus Big Band and play with some of the top high school band programs in the country.
    Read More
  • Three Newark Academy Students Selected to North Jersey Region Band

    Maya Martos, 7th grade French Hornist; Jacob Tolentino, 8th grade trumpeter; and William Crall, a freshman tuba player were selected to perform with the North Jersey School Music Association North Jersey Region Bands on March 8 at Madison Jr. School. 7th grade French Hornist, Maya won first chair in the top group, auditioning against 21 other 7th, 8th, and 9th graders 8th grader, while Jacob, placed 4th out of 42 trumpeters and will also perform in the top ensemble. Freshman Tuba player, William, won first chair and will also perform with the top group.
    Read More
Archive

2020-21 Arts Events

ART EXHIBIT:  ARTS FACULTY EXHIBIT
Works by Elaine Brodie, Jay Torson, Joe Yow and James Worrell
September 14 – November 18 at The David Teiger ’47 Gallery for the Studio Arts

MUSIC FACULTY BENEFIT CONCERT
Tuesday, September 29, 7:00 p.m.

FALL DRAMA
Thursday, November 5, Friday, November 6, and  Saturday, November 7, 7:30 p.m.

FALL WIND ENSEMBLE & JAZZ CONCERT
Middle and Upper School Groups Featured
Friday, November 20, 7:30 p.m.

FALL ORCHESTRA & CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT
Middle and Upper School Groups Featured
Sunday, November 22, 6:00 p.m.

DANCE CONCERT
Saturday, December 12, 7:30 p.m.

WINTER CHORAL CONCERT: GRADES 8 – 12
Sunday, December 13, 3:30 p.m.

IB/ADVANCED ART EXHIBIT RECEPTION
Tuesday, December 8, 2:30 p.m.

GRADE 6 WORKS-IN-PROGRESS: INSTRUMENTAL AND CHORAL GROUPS
Thursday, December 17, 4:30 p.m.