Arts News

List of 6 news stories.

  • NA Alumnus Priyam Parikh ’12 Nominated for Emmy

    Newark Academy alumnus Priyam Parikh ’12 is part of a team nominated for an Emmy for their work on “Wolves in the Walls.” Priyam works at Fable Studio, the new ex-Oculus Story Studio team behind “Wolves in the Walls,” which was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Innovation in Interactive Media.
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  • NA Jazz/Percussion Teacher Matt Slocum Releases Fifth Album

    Newark Academy’s part-time jazz/percussion teacher Matt Slocum released his fifth album, “Sanctuary,” on May 31, 2019. Mr. Slocum was featured in Montclair Local for his work. Read the full story here.
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  • 8th Grade Class Night Closes Rose Auditorium

    After 55 years, Rose Auditorium hosted its final event on May 29, 2019 as the class of 2023 took their final bows at 8th Grade Class Night. The Coraci Performance Hall will open for the 2020-21 school year with nearly 200 more seats, state of the art acoustics, lighting and a two-floor production booth, as well as a new, larger video screen. Construction is already underway!
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  • NA’s Classical Musicians Host Evening of Chamber Music

    Come celebrate great music with for an Evening of Chamber Music and hear Newark Academy’s classical musicians will play solos and chamber music on May 30 in the Middle School Common Room at 7:00 p.m. Bach, Mozart, Haydn, Saint-Saens, Borodin, Dont, Sarasate, Gliere, Ibert, and Hovhaness compositions will be featured in this final concert of the year. Admission is free.
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  • NA Concert Choir Preforms at NJPAC

    Newark Academy’s Concert Choir was be joined four local high school choirs, the Newark Boys Chorus, three professional soloists, and the New Jersey Youth Symphony 100-piece orchestra in the full performance of Carl Orff's, Carmina Burana on May 19 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. The performance was conducted by Maestra Helen Cha-Pyo (mother of Michael Pyo '22 and Christopher Pyo '17). She is the Artistic Director of the NJ Youth Symphony.

    “Not only was this a shared experience for our NA singers, but for ALL of the students involved,” NA Choral Director Viraj Lal said. “It's not often that you get to be part of something greater and larger than yourself. That is the gift of Choral Singing.”
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  • Chameleon Garners Awards at Essentially Ellington

    Newark Academy’s renowned jazz band Chameleon was once again selected as one of the top 15 jazz bands in the nation to play at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 24th Annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band and Competition, which was May 9-11 in New York City. The band won a section award for outstanding rhythm section and honorable mention for piano. Vikram Bala ’20 won an award for Outstanding Bass and Michael Wang ’20 won for Outstanding Alto Sax, while Alan Lin ’19 received Honorable Mention on Clarinet and Samantha Powell ’19 received Honorable Mention for Vocals. 

    See Chameleon perform “Stablemates” at the 2019 competition here:
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2019-20 Arts Events

Music Faculty Benefit Concert
Thursday, October 3, 7:00 p.m.
Fall Drama: Radium Girls
Thursday, Friday, Saturday
October 31 - November 2, 7:00 p.m.

Fall Dance Concert
Saturday, November 23, 7:00 p.m.
Bickford Theater in the Morris Museum

IB/Advanced Student Art Reception
Thursday, December 5, 2:30 p.m.

7th and 8th Grade Winter Instrumental Concert
Friday, December 6, 7:00 p.m.

Winter Wind Ensemble & Jazz Concert
Sunday, December 8, 6:30 p.m.

8th - 12th Grade Winter Choral Concert
Thursday, December 12, 7:00 p.m.

6th Grade Works-In-Progress Instrumental & Choral Concert
Thursday, December 19, 4:30 p.m.