Attention 5th to 12th graders!
Audition for Jazz Power Musical 2024
Join the Jazz Power Youth family and get ready to sing, act, and be transformed by jazz!
What to know?
Open Auditions is the first step in the journey to join Jazz Power Musical 2024, a transformative 12-week immersive experience in jazz singing, theater and movement.
Who can join?
Aspiring singers, actors, and arts performance enthusiasts, ages 10-18.
When does the Open Audition happen?
January 18th, from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
February 8th, from 4:30pm to 6:30pm.
*Doors open at 4:00pm – registration and snacks.
Where do Open Auditions happen?
Holy Trinity Church Inwood (HTC), 2nd floor. 20 Cumming St, New York, NY, 10034. Near the A train Dyckman Street station (2 min walk).
What to expect on Open Audition day?
• Warm up- voice, theatre and movement.
• Learn a song and movement from Jazz Power Musical, Holding The Torch For Liberty, about women fighting for their right to vote.
• Practice singing and movement to the song in a supportive environment.
• Work and learn alongside other talented young people with support from Jazz Power award winning professional artists.
• Have fun in the world of singing and acting!
What happens after Open Auditions?
• Be invited to 2nd placement audition to perform the song you learned in the Open Audition as a solo and in a group and read some text from the show.
• All students who complete Open Audition will be invited to register for Jazz Power Musical Spring 2024 and be part of the musical presentation, at no cost to the family.
Are Open Auditions free?
Is the Jazz Power Musical 2024 free?
Tell me more about Jazz Power Musical 2024.
The Jazz Power Musical is an award winning, transformational, 12-week multidisciplinary experience in singing, acting, and movement. With support from the National Endowment from the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the Miranda Family Fund with the Hispanic Federation, the Common Sense Fund, the Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation, and the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation, the program is offered at no cost to families who fully commit to the program schedule and attendance policy.
The Jazz Power Musical for 2024 will be Holding The Torch For Liberty, the jazz musical by Eli Yamin and Clifford Carlson that tells the story of the culmination of the women’s suffrage movement in the United States, circa 1920. Through ragtime, classic blues, New Orleans and Cuban infused original music, Holding the Torch for Liberty traces how courageous working women joined forces to fight for and win the final passage of the 19th Amendment. Combining actual historical events with magical realism, the Statue of Liberty comes to life, goes dancing in a Harlem nightclub, and later meets a determined group of suffragists. Ms. Liberty’s torch becomes a window to the future, as the roles for women in the country grow- women doctors, lawyers, engineers and even the president. With the country openly divided, a lone congressman from Tennessee gets an inspirational letter from his mother reminding him that standing up for justice and doing what is right comes easily when you follow your heart.
Jazz Power Initiative’s holistic, cross-cultural and multidisciplinary approach to jazz education activates an inclusive atmosphere that fosters creativity, collaboration, and discipline. African American and Latin American cultural foundations of jazz guide our process including the models of excellence we provide the children, the background of our faculty, the repertoire we select, the communities we serve, and the “Jazz Power Tools” we teach such as improvisation, making a soulful sound, call and response, syncopation, and swing. Our culturally relevant jazz-based pedagogy increases artistic and social emotional skills and aligns with New York City, State and National arts learning standards as well as best voice practices published by the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS).
What is the schedule of The Jazz Power Musical 2024?
Thursdays at Holy Trinity Church Inwood – 4-7:00pm
*except for specifics dates
March 7, 14, 21,28
April 4 11, 18
May: 2, 9 ,11 (1-4pm) 16), 19 (1-4pm), 23, 30
June: 1 (1-4pm), 6, 7
Performance day: June 8, 2024 (1-5pm).