You have something to say — and we want to hear it!
Rutgers-Newark and NJPAC invite you to make your voice heard through a new partnership: City Verses. This unique, multifaceted program includes several intergenerational educational programs that will celebrate and expand upon jazz’s rich, historical interaction with poetry.
Jazz musicians and teaching artists from NJPAC and poets affiliated with Rutgers-Newark’s renowned MFA program are joining forces to create a new curriculum around the intersection of jazz and poetry. In the coming months, we’ll offer new and unexpected opportunities for the public to engage with these art forms. Our goal: To amplify the authentic voices of the people of Greater Newark, a city with a diverse and ever-expanding cultural legacy, by providing forums where they can speak their piece. Join us!
Arts Education Programs:
City Verses Virtual Summer Camp
Words hold the power to transform the world around us and music shapes the ways we move through our world. What happens when these two worlds collide?
NJPAC invites you to come find out! Participate in our FREE City Verses Virtual Summer Camp – Breathe: Expressing Life through Poetry and Jazz.
This camp will offer high school students the opportunity to explore jazz poetry and learn how to compose new work in a collaborative process.
City Verses High School Residency Program
NJPAC presents a special opportunity to introduce the collaborative art of jazz and poetry to your school through the City Verses residency program. In a partnership between Rutgers-Newark, high school students will have the opportunity to explore each art form and learn how to create new work through a collaborative process.