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Music & Morsels: Elegant Classical Masterpieces

Pianist Ian Scarfe takes us back to the 18th-century, with the elegance, wit, and drama of music of Mozart and Haydn. Scarfe will share stories of his studies in Vienna while he was a music student, and talk about how Mozart and Haydn are able to create a dramatic narrative from their elegant and charming classical style.  After the program, join the artist for some live Q&A! 

For details & tickets, click here

(This is a collaborative event and registration must be completed through the link provided)

Wed, Aug 11
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Call For Info
40TRMM01S1


Wed, Aug 11
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM


Call For Info
40TRMM01S1

For information, please email emazor@jccotp.org

Virtual Music Theory for Guitarists

Ages 10+ (including adults)
Ever wonder why it helps you as a musician to learn music theory? Does the stuff you learn in music theory seem like it has no relevance to learning the guitar? In this class, you will learn how music theory relates to what you play on guitar - for example, how to construct major, minor, augmented, diminished chords, and seventh chords and then figure out how to use this information to find chord shapes in various positions on the fingerboard. Students will do harmonic analysis of Suzuki guitar pieces and then talk about how this information helps shape our musical interpretation.

For intermediate and advanced guitarists (Suzuki Guitar Book 2+). Prerequisite: Students must be able to identify notes on staff, clefs, time signatures and rhythms, and know how sharps and flats work.

This class will be taught by faculty member Jonathan Trotta. Read more about Mr. Trotta by clicking here.

Classes are on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:00 to 5:45 pm except for July 5.

14 times
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
On dates: Jul 7, Jul 12, Jul 14, Jul 19, Jul 21, Jul 26, Jul 28, Aug 2, Aug 4, Aug 9, Aug 11, Aug 16, Aug 18, Aug 23
Music Theory for Guitar
Stand alone class
Register
$315.00 Member
$350.00 Public
50MTFG01S1

Music Theory for Guitar
Stand alone class

14 times
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
On dates: Jul 7, Jul 12, Jul 14, Jul 19, Jul 21, Jul 26, Jul 28, Aug 2, Aug 4, Aug 9, Aug 11, Aug 16, Aug 18, Aug 23


Register
$315.00 Member
$350.00 Public
50MTFG01S1


Taken with private lessons
Register
$248.00 Member
$275.00 Public
50MTFG02S1

Taken with private lessons

Register
$248.00 Member
$275.00 Public
50MTFG02S1

For information, please call 201.408.1466.

Virtual Emotion and Imagination in Musical Performance

For ages 10 to adult

What does it really mean to express music with feeling? There is a reason that composers have poured their heart and soul into creating their music. It is the musician’s job to express the emotional intention of their music and bring their music to life. This means the musician must understand how their own expressive mechanics work in real life and how it can be channeled into the expression of musical ideas. This class takes ideas developed by the great acting teacher-director, Constanin Stanislavsky, and shows how his ideas on acting, the search for real human behavior in given emotional circumstances, can be applied to musical performance. Just like actors, you can’t do an emotional state; instead, you do actions. In a nutshell, you recall the kinetic feeling of doing actions from your emotional memories and imagination, your attached reason for communicating your intention through your actions to another person or persons, and the sensory stimuli attached to the circumstances, and transfer that information into your expression of musical movement. Through fun activities and games involving using your imagination and sense memory, you will learn to explore the different ways to transfer human behavior into musical behavior.

For all musicians with at least two years playing and performing experience. Students will need their instruments and will use music they are comfortable playing to learn these new concepts.

This class will be taught by faculty member Jonathan Trotta. Read more about Mr. Trotta by clicking here.

Classes are on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:00 to 4:45 pm except for July 5.

14 times
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
On dates: Jul 7, Jul 12, Jul 14, Jul 19, Jul 21, Jul 26, Jul 28, Aug 2, Aug 4, Aug 9, Aug 11, Aug 16, Aug 18, Aug 23
Emotion and Imagination in Musical Performance
Stand alone class
Register
$315.00 Member
$350.00 Public
50EIMP01S1

Emotion and Imagination in Musical Performance
Stand alone class

14 times
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
On dates: Jul 7, Jul 12, Jul 14, Jul 19, Jul 21, Jul 26, Jul 28, Aug 2, Aug 4, Aug 9, Aug 11, Aug 16, Aug 18, Aug 23


Register
$315.00 Member
$350.00 Public
50EIMP01S1


Taken with private lessons
Register
$248.00 Member
$275.00 Public
50EIMP02S1

Taken with private lessons

Register
$248.00 Member
$275.00 Public
50EIMP02S1

For information, please call 201.408.1466.

Beginning Piano for Adults

Piano playing – your dream becomes true this summer at the JCC!  If you know how to run or swim, or ride a bicycle or play with a ball, you already have the skills to play piano.  Now all you need to bring to class is your enthusiasm!  Ideal for adults who have always wanted to play the piano and are ready to begin, or continue, their musical journey.  With summer vacation or travel, students who miss up to two classes may make them up on Tuesday, September 7 and Tuesday, September 14.   

10 times on Tuesday
Jun 29 - Aug 31
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Beginning Piano for Adults
Register
$180.00 Member
$200.00 Public
50BPFA01S1

Beginning Piano for Adults

10 times on Tuesday
Jun 29 - Aug 31
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM


Register
$180.00 Member
$200.00 Public
50BPFA01S1

For information, please call 201.408.1466.

Exploring Opera: Notable Napoli

Opened in 1737, Naples’ Teatro di San Carlo is the oldest continuously active venue for opera in the world. Join popular San Francisco Bay Area instructor James Sokol to learn interesting tidbits about this notable theater and about some of the masterpieces that premiered there. Experience some of these gorgeous operas with video performance clips, which bring the beauty of this soaring art form into the discussion. A great class for the opera newcomer and the longtime fan! 

For details & tickets, click here

(This is a collaborative event and registration must be completed through the link provided)

Thu, Jun 24
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Call For Info
40TROP01S1


Thu, Jun 24
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM


Call For Info
40TROP01S1

For information, please email emazor@jccotp.org

SHIRAH Community Chorus (Virtual)

SHIRAH is one of the largest independent Jewish adult choruses in the United States. Led by conductor Marsha Bryan Edelman, Shirah specializes in the performance of the full spectrum of Jewish choral music in Hebrew, English, Yiddish and Ladino. It consists of a blend of singers from northern New Jersey and the New York metropolitan area. SHIRAH performs regularly at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, and has been featured in many concerts in the U.S. and Israel, including Avery Fisher Hall, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, and Bergen PAC. SHIRAH also performs annually at the North American Jewish Choral Festival and in synagogue concerts in the tri-state area.

Everyone is welcome. No experience necessary. For more information, email the SHIRAH manager at shirah@jccotp.org.

36 times on Tuesday
Oct 27 - Jun 29
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Call For Info
$200.00 Member
$220.00 Public
50MSHI01F0


36 times on Tuesday
Oct 27 - Jun 29
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM


Call For Info
$200.00 Member
$220.00 Public
50MSHI01F0

For information, please call 201.408.1466.