Spend your Summer at NJPAC! Immerse yourself in the arts. Stregthen your skills. Cultivate your passion. NJPAC is excited to introduce our 2014 Arts Education Summer Programs. Featuring a wide range of new opportunities, you are certain to find a place to inspire your creativity. We have programs in jazz instruction,musical theater, comedy improv, hip-hop, songwring and much much more!
Young Artist Summer Intensive – Sr. Division and Jr. Division
An unforgettable summer awaits you at NJPAC’s Young Artist Summer Intensive (formerly Summer Youth Performance Workshop)! Immerse yourself in five weeks of intensive study through daily workshops in acting, dance, musical theater, and voice. Students showcase their skills in a culminating performance at NJPAC.
Middle School Hip-Hop Institute
Immerse yourself in the art of Hip-Hop, including emceeing, poetry, DJing, sound engineering, beatboxing, history, dance techniques and more! All of these aspects combine to explore self-awareness and expression, which provides a powerful and well-rounded experience.
Comedy Workshops with Second City
Explore comedy with The Second City this summer! The Second City and NJPAC collaborate this summer to present comedy improvisation workshops in August. Second City teaching artists will facilitate two workshops in comedy improvisation and script writing – one week for students ages 15-18, and one week for adults. A culminating performance will be presented at the end of the workshop.
All Female Jazz Residency at Montclair State University
This summer, NJPAC is hosting a one-week, all-female jazz residency. Young women have the opportunity to experience jazz training in a supportive environment. Students receive instruction in improvisation, musicianship, jazz theory and more from world renowned jazz artists. Students also experience on-campus life by staying at Montclair State University. A culminating performance will be held at the conclusion of the residency.
High School Singer/Songwriter Workshop
Study the art and craft of songwriting as well as learn audio recording techniques from professional songwriters and music producers. Participate in the composition, creation, recording, marketing strategy and commercial release of a master recording single with peers and professionals. Learn about the music industry from featured guests who have been involved in the careers of Taylor Swift and Cee Lo Green. Guests of the students will be invited to hear their original works in a performance setting as well as a “Single Release Party.”
From the Inside Out
The Second City and NJPAC are also proud to present From the Inside Out. This groundbreaking program offers a class in improvisation for teens diagnosed with Aspergers’ Syndrome and/or Autism. Classes will focus on ensemble and team building that will help with the exploration of different relationships and social cues. Improvisational games used in this class will teach the students skills such as accessing emotions and storytelling. This will be done in a safe and fun environment where the students can explore and challenge themselves. Improvisation is a great tool to use to break through several barriers which stand in the way of creativity and socialization.