Singers, musicians, dancers and actors from across the tri-state area can apply now to grow their talents through New Jersey Performing Arts Center’s (NJPAC) intensive arts training programs. The Young Artist Talent Auditions (formerly called Young Artist Talent Search) for summer and fall programs at NJPAC will be held on March 17 and 18, 2012 at NJPAC’s Center for Arts Education, 24 Rector Street, in Newark, N.J. Applications and more detailed information may be obtained online or by calling 973-353-8009. Applications should be submitted by March 9, 2012.
The Young Artist Talent Auditions are made possible through the generosity of Bank of America. The weekend gives students the opportunity to audition for a multitude of arts training programs, as well as the chance to enjoy the fellowship of other young performing artists from across the state. Programs open for auditions include: 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 chock-full-of-hits musical Smokey Joe’s Cafe this summer.
“Our programs are among the best in the metropolitan area and serve the needs of all young people, from beginning artists to those with the most advanced experience,” said Sandra Bowie, NJPAC’s Vice President of Arts Education. “Rigorous arts training teaches skills that increase student confidence, not only in the arts, but also in life. We encourage every young person who has an interest in arts training to apply.”