Musicians in grades 6 through 12 have a great opportunity awaiting them this summer. If they have always wanted to be a member of a band, the New Jersey Workshop Jam-A-Rama will fulfill that desire.
The Summer Arts Workshop brochure explains it well. ”If you’re a teen who’s into playing rock, pop and/or jazz and want to improve as well, this camp is for you.”
Students, ages 11-18, must have a minimum of I year experience on their instrument and must be comfortable doing improvisations. The instruments that will be used include Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drum set, Vocals, Strings, Bass, Saxophone and Piano.
The Jam-A-Rama will be conducted by Glen Brown, who is on the music staff and the administrative staff of the New Jersey Workshop for the Arts. A graduate of Rutgers College, he has performed professionally for 10 years and has been involved in many recording projects. He is the director of the NJWA Jazz Band and director of the Rock Performance Workshop.
The program will also include Adam Garnys, a graduate of Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers. Garnys plays various instruments and is a teacher at the NJWA Music Studio. He also works as an instrumental music teacher and band director in various area schools.
To enroll in the Jam-A-Rama, which will be held from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm, from July 9-27, at the NJWA Music Studio, 150-152 East Broad Street, Westfield, visit the studio, call 908-518-1551 or log on to www.njworkshopforthearts.com.
Caption: Members of the NJWA Rock Performance Workshop, conducted by Glen Brown, performed at a Westfield Spring Fling. Brown will also conduct the 2018 Jam-A-Rama.