Summer Arts

The information presented on this page applies to the 2017 season. Please visit the website in December 2017 for Summer 2018 updates.

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
1:00-4:00 pm
Tuition $300
JTole Jazz Academy / Grades 7-12
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.

Example Schedule
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
Instructor: Julius Tolentino, Newark Academy Arts Department, Jazz Director

June 26 - July 7*; Concert on July 7
1:00 - 6:00 pm
Tuition: $1,600

*There are no classes on Tuesday, July 4.

How To Apply

To apply to any of the Newark Academy Summer Arts programs, please download and print the Summer Session application and medical form. Both forms must be filled out and returned to Newark Academy with the $50 (non-refundable) application fee. All tuition balances are due on or before May 1. Applications received on or after May 1 must include the $50 application fee and the full tuition.

Summer Session Academic Registration Form

Summer Program Medical Form

Please send forms and fees to:
Newark Academy Summer Session
91 South Orange Avenue
Livingston, NJ 07039
Phone: 973.992.7000 ext. 217

Program Faculty

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