Newark Academy’s Summer Arts Programs offers a variety of performance arts programs, led by the area’s most accomplished and respected instructors. Featured this summer are Improv Workshop and the JTole Jazz Academy. Both programs are designed for all levels of performers with hands on feedback.
Improv Workshop / Grades 6-8
Spontaneity and imagination are the cornerstones of this course where students learn the basics of improvisational comedy. Through a series of fun exercises and theater games, students will gain confidence on stage as they learn the fundamental skills required to perform comedic scenes without a script. Students will learn to work collaboratively with others as they build skills that can be translated to other kinds of theatrical work.
Instructor: Elaine Brodie, Newark Academy Arts Department, Chair
June 26 - June 30
JTole Jazz Academy /
Instructor: Julius Tolentino, Newark Academy Arts Department, Jazz Director
Our Newark Academy Jazz mission is to educate and inspire young people to be confident, creative, and expressive individuals through jazz music. Students new to jazz, as well as experienced young jazz musicians, are welcome to sign up for our two-week session. Students will be introduced to improvisation, practice techniques, jazz repertoire, theory, and ensemble playing by renowned jazz musicians and experienced educators. In addition to master classes and visiting artists, faculty will play with student groups providing young musicians with top-notch instruction and invaluable real-world experience. The two-week workshop will conclude with a concert showcasing each ensembles work.
1:00pm-2:30pm Instrument Techniques/ Jazz Improv Techniques
2:30pm-4:00pm Jazz Combo Class
4:00pm-5:00pm Jazz Theory/ Jazz Listening/ Performance Showcase/ Sectionals
5:00pm-6:00pm Big Band Class
June 26 - July 7*; Concert on July 7
1:00 - 6:00 pm
*There are no classes on Tuesday, July 4.