“The Musical Theater Orchestra enables children to grow as musicians, performers, and citizens,” said musician/composer Glenn Gordon, the orchestra’s leader. “We not only teach music, we teach teamwork and respect.” The orchestra performs on the bergenPAC stage numerous times a year including winter and spring concerts, the Roberta Mathes Gala, and theater and dance showcases. Members will open for certain bergenPAC acts. The orchestra learns Broadway repertoire, accompanies beyondDANCE shows, and participates in outreach programs to schools and other venues. For ages 12-18.
Auditions are in ten minute slots. Auditioners should prepare a short piece to play, no longer than a minute in length, which does not have to be memorized. Auditioners will be asked to sight read a short passage. Please bring the music piece and instrument. Piano and drums are provided. The first half of the evening is for strings, brass, and winds - all other instruments to follow. Please visit bergenpac.org/education/auditions for further details.
About bergenPAC Performing Arts School
The Education program at bergenPAC features a series of classes, school residencies, workshops, live performances, student productions and ensemble groups in the performing arts for students ages 2 1/2 months to 21 years old.
The program provides students with unique and “hands-on” arts training by industry professionals that allow them to gain real world experience and enhance academic achievement through the arts. bergenPAC’s arts education initiatives occur on-site at our new Performing Arts School building at 1 Depot Square, Englewood, NJ or off-site at other schools. The school reaches more than 30,000 students annually.
The Performing Arts School offers basic and professional level performing arts classes and ensemble groups and productions in theater, dance, and music for students of all ages. The school also offers beyond bergenPAC, a school Partnership Program with school districts throughout the area.
Founded in 2003, the 1,367-seat Bergen Performing Arts Center, or bergenPAC, is the area’s cultural mecca. Housed in a historic Art Deco-style theater boasting one of the finest acoustic halls in the United States, bergenPAC attracts a stellar roster of world-class entertainment. The jewel in our crown is The Performing Arts School at bergenPAC – the innovative, educational performing arts initiative that reaches more than 30,000 students annually. The Performing Arts School provides community youth, age 2 months to 21 years, with unique, “hands-on” training in music, dance and theater by industry professionals. It is through the ongoing generosity of sponsors, donors and patrons that the not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation bergenPAC and The Performing Arts School are able to thrive and enrich our community.
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