Got Talent? NJPAC Wants You

Love to sing? Play an instrument? Dance? Act? The young and the talented from across the tri-state area are invited to audition for spots in the New Jersey Performing Arts Center’s intensive arts training programs during the annual Young Artist Talent Search, which will be held in Newark on March 12 and 13.  

The Talent Search, made possible through the generosity of Bank of America, gives students the opportunity to audition for NJPAC’s Wells Fargo  Jazz For Teens, the NJPAC Jeffrey Carollo Music Scholarship, the Summer Youth Performance Workshop, and the Young Artist Institute. Preliminary auditions are also held for the NJPAC/New Jersey Youth Theatre (NJYT) Summer Musical Program, which will be staging the classic musical “Kiss Me Kate” this season.

Initiated in 2001, the Young Artist Talent Search provides artistically talented young performers with an opportunity to audition for spots in its arts training and scholarship programs. Last year, over 500 young artists from every corner of New Jersey and the greater Metropolitan area auditioned. 

“The Young Artist Talent Search provides the opportunity for young artists to audition for some of the top arts training programs in the New Jersey/New York metro-area,” said Sandra Bowie, NJPAC’s Vice President of Arts Education. “Judges identify not only the most talented of these exceptional young performers but also those with the highest artistic growth potential for acceptance into our rigorous programs that hone their skills in vocal music, instrumental music, acting, musical theater and dance.

Audition applications may be obtained online,  or by calling 973.353.8009. This year’s application deadline is Friday, February 25. Auditions take place on Saturday, March 12 and Sunday, March 13 at the NJPAC’s Center for Arts Education (24 Rector Street) on the NJPAC campus.There is a $20 application fee, but no one should be discouraged by inability to pay and anyone with financial concerns should call the number above. No walk-in registrations will be accepted.

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