Happy New Year from the NJ Workshop for the Arts! The first "NJWA Notebook" of 2015 has arrived. Click here to read the latest news!
Music Studio Winter Session -The Winter session of the Music Studio begins on January 4.  Please call the office for teacher availability and scheduling. 
Westfield Jazz Prodigy - A recent issue (February 19) of both the Courier News and the Home News Tribune, have featured a lead article on Florian Schantz, a student of Phil Rinaldi, who has shared his musical talents with the community. To access the article, log on to www.mycentraljersey.com.  In the search box, place the words Florian Schantz Jazz Combo. The article "Westfield Jazz Prodigy Raises the Bar" will appear along with some videos.  
Channel 62's On the Road Features NJWA -  News 12 New Jersey's On the Road visited downtown Westfield on August 15. During the broadcast, our own Rosemary Topar was interviewed as a representative of the NJWA and she serenaded the viewers with a violin solo. Log on to the following link to watch the video: http://newjersey.news12.com/multimedia/otr-westfield-nj-workshop-for-the-arts-1.9072689 
Rock Performance Workshop Concert - The NJWA Rock Performance Workshop bands, Spyked and El Guapo, will be performing at Rockn’ Joes at the Union Train Station, 900 Green Lane, Union, on Saturday, February 7, from 6 to 9 pm. An optional goodwill donation will be accepted in support of Kiva, which provides micro loans globally to create opportunity in situations of poverty.
Majestic Winds Concert - The Majestic Winds, the professional wind band of the NJWA, will present a concert at  Zion Lutheran Church, 559 Raritan Road, Clark, on Thursday, March  12, 2015, at 7:30 pm.  The event is open to the public and admission is free.  Contributions will be gratefully accepted.
Rockin' Jazz Band - The  Rockin' Jazz Band, directed by Caryn Feder, has begun a new winter/spring session.  Click  here for more information on the band.
"Fluteketeers" Begin New Session - The  NJWA Flute Ensemble, the "Fluteketeers," for young musicians  ages 9 to 14,   will begin their new session on Saturday, January 17, from 2:00 - 3:00 pm at the studio.  Click here for more information.    
Rock Performance Workshop New Session - The Rock Performance Workshop will begin its winter/spring session on Saturday, February 7Group A will meet at 6:00 pm and Group B at 7:30 pm.  Click here for more details. 
Introduction to the String Bass -  Those in grades 1, 2 and 3 will have fun while they are introduced to playing the string bass, using pizzicato and bow. These are private lessons, which follow the regular  guidelines of the Music Studio. The lessons for this age level are now available because of the Music Studio's acquisition of a 1/10 size string bass. Phone 908-789-9696 for more details. 
Louis Armstrong Award - Dr. Ted Schlosberg presented the Louis Armstrong Award for outstanding accomplishments in jazz performance on trumpet, cornet, flugelhorn and bass trumpet to Florian Schantz of the Florian Schantz Jazz Combo. The presentation took place before a sell-out crowd at the NJWA Gala Celebration and Dinner at Shanghai Jazz in Madison. 
We are on Faceboook and Twitter! - Do you "Like" the NJWA? If so, please check out our brand new Facebook and Twitter pages and stay updated with the latest news, announcements and fun! Click the Facebook and Twitter buttons at the top of our home page to connect with us!
NJWA Alphorns Welcome Solar Plane - Please click here to read about the NJWA Alphorn Ensemble welcoming  the first solar airplane to JFK Airport.
Practice Rooms -  Practice Rooms are available for rental during daytime hours.  Please call Dr. Ted Schlosberg at 908-789-9696, ext. 17  for details.
Partners in the Arts -  Support the New Jersey Festival Orchestra, our Partner in the Arts.  Visit them on the web at www.njfestivalorchestra.org to view their activities.

NJWA Office Hours

Mon. - Fri. 12 noon - 6 pm
Sat. 10 am - 1 pm
Scheduled Lessons 
given daily from  8:30 am - 9:30 pm

A New Way to Support the Arts!
The NJ Workshop for the Arts has signed up with Amazon Smile, a program that supports non-profit organizations through sale-based donations. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, 0.5% of the price of each eligible purchase will be donated to NJWA

Gift certificates in any denomination, are available for purchase year round. The gift certificates can be used toward any program of the NJWA or NJWA Summer Workshop. 
Call 908-789-9696 or visit the NJWA studios at 150-152 East Broad Street, Westfield.

The  2015 NJWA Summer Workshop registration is now open!
Click here for more information.

The New Jersey Workshop for the Arts is a non-profit
arts education organization established in 1972.

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