Virtual Workshops

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Monday, March 22, 2021

18:30am – 9:20am • Writing Through the Pandemic with Rick Carr
Living through a stressful event can lead to a lot of static energy. Through creative writing, we can focus that energy and use it to create something beautiful, necessary, and sometimes even cathartic. Whatever the driving force may be, let’s use this time to craft that piece of writing that is waiting to come alive on the page! Register Here
29:00am – 9:50am • Origami: It’s More Than A Peace Crane! with Deanna Kwan
Origami is a fun, creative, surprising, and challenging craft. Test your listening, fine motor, sequencing, and spatial perception skills. Expand your artistic horizons while experiencing the magic of turning paper into an amazing work of art. Register Here
39:30am – 10:20am • Jazz and New Jersey with Sandy Josephson
Vocalist Gia Prima (Maione) of Toms River . . . Guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli of Paterson . . . Blood, Sweat & Tears trumpeter Lew Soloff of Lakewood . . . Vocalist Sarah Vaughan of Newark – just some of the New Jersey Jazz legends to be featured in the Jazz and New Jersey Workshop. Register Here
410:00am – 10:50am • Life as a Classical Pianist: The Path of a Musician with Anna Keiserman
Life as a classical pianist: the path of a musician. Dr. Anna Keiserman, Assistant Professor of Piano at RVCC, presents a program “Piano Pastiche”. It unveils a rich tapestry of Russian and Iberian music, ranging from the sweeping romanticism of Rachmaninoff to the quirky and energetic folk idioms of Shchedrin, to the vibrant colors of Catalan composer Jordi Cervelló (North American première). Program followed with a Q&A with Dr. Keiserman. Register Here
511:00am – 11:50am • Vocal Workshop with Liz Robbins
Details to follow Register Here

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

19:00am – 9:50am • Writing Through the Pandemic with Rick Carr
Living through a stressful event can lead to a lot of static energy. Through creative writing, we can focus that energy and use it to create something beautiful, necessary, and sometimes even cathartic. Whatever the driving force may be, let’s use this time to craft that piece of writing that is waiting to come alive on the page! Register Here
210:00am – 10:50am • Beatboxing with Kaila Mullady
Join 2x World Beatbox Champion, Kaila Mullady in this one of a kind musical experience! Find the power of your voice while turning your mouth into a drumset during this beatboxing 101 workshop. No matter what experience level you have, you will leave this class being able to beatbox along with all of your favorite songs. Register Here
311:00am – 12:00pm • Carolyn Dorfman Dance: Prima!
Carolyn Dorfman Dance presents the 2021 preview of Prima! by Carolyn Dorfman and Company celebrating the 5-decade career and range of the inimitable Louis Prima. Through the use of full songs, including the iconic “Sing Sing Sing” and “Just A Gigolo/Ain’t Got Nobody” and musical collage, Dorfman and her versatile and dynamic company explore the full, driving and buoyant sound of Louis Prima and his band. Dorfman, too, features the powerful, virtuosic and expressive voices of Prima’s female lead singers, Gia Maione Prima and Keely Smith in such delights as “I Want You To Be My Baby,” and “Undecided”. It is the strength, nuance and playful, yet firm, dialogue and banter of these women with Prima, that inspires Dorfman most. Prima! will take you on a joyous ride through time, love, relationship and connection. The dance performance will be followed by a Q&A. This project was commissioned by the Gia Maione Prima Foundation and Ocean County College. It is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Gia Maione Prima Foundation. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov Register Here
412:00pm – 12:50pm • Origami: It’s More Than A Peace Crane! with Deanna Kwan
Origami is a fun, creative, surprising, and challenging craft. Test your listening, fine motor, sequencing, and spatial perception skills. Expand your artistic horizons while experiencing the magic of turning paper into an amazing work of art. Register Here
512:00pm – 12:50pm • Vocal Workshop with Liz Robbins
Details to follow Register Here

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

111:00am – 11:50am • Dorfman Technique and Repertory: The Art of Specificity with DEPTH (Dance that Empowers People To be more Human)
With an emphasis on center-driven movement, nuanced weight transfer, breath phrasing, intention, and performance, this contemporary modern dance class expands the dancers’ technical, dramatic and artistic range. Dorfman’s classes explore the essence of solo and ensemble performance; the individual existing in relation and “staying human while dancing”. The workshop will include a signature phrase from Dorfman’s 2021, PRIMA! commissioned by Ocean County College and the Gia Prima Foundation. Register Here

Thursday, March 25, 2021

17:00pm • Open Mic Night with Applaud Our Kids Foundation
Join the Applaud Our Kids Foundation & Grunin Center for the Arts for Open Mic Night! You can register as an audience member or sing, dance, act, play a musical instrument or recite a poem. Come out, but stay in and enjoy a night of entertainment and inspiration. Register Here