The Mayo Performing Arts Center is committed to the extension of arts education and appreciation through in-theatre classes, workshops and seminars, school and community outreach programs, adult enrichment programs and teacher training.

Download the Mayo Performing Arts Center 2011-2012 Education Report here.

 Performing Arts School

The Mayo Performing Arts Center School is a performance-based theatrical training program offering students ages 5-18 a quality education in the theatre arts in a nurturing and supportive atmosphere. Classes are taught in musical theatre, acting and voice. Each 12-week class leads to an end of season performance. Over 250 children annually participate. Limited scholarships available based on need. More info


The Mayo Performing Arts Center School current classes- Click here.

Funding for PAS Scholarships is provided by the Community Foundation of New Jersey and the John DaSilva Memorial Foundation.


Performing Arts Company

This musical ensemble made of up teens represents our organization by performing Broadway-style musical numbers at community events and fundraisers around New Jersey completely free of charge to the organization.

Past performances have included: Volunteer Center of Morris County, Morris Family Services, Children on the Green, EPIC, Literacy Volunteers of Morris County, Neighborhood House, and many more! More info

Support for the Performing Arts Company is provided by The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey and Investors Savings Bank Foundation.


Adult Education

Pre-concert lectures are held at select events that provide background on the artist(s), the art form and the material to be performed to give audiences a better appreciation of what they about to experience. The Garden State Spotlight series showcases New Jersey-based artists in a variety of artistic disciplines at a low cost so concertgoers can develop a sense of appreciation and awareness of the richness of the arts in New Jersey. Adult classes are on the Theatre long-range plan objectives.

Teacher Training/ Professional Development

Professional Development workshops focus on using arts to enhance classroom curriculum while covering specific artistic areas.  Subjects include workshops for teachers focusing on both arts and integrated curriculums. Click here for 2010-2011 programs

Residency Programs

Residency programs offer students a unique opportunity to work with professional artists and to experience the arts right in their classroom.  This program is intended to work very closely with the classroom teacher to enhance current curriculum through the use of the arts.  Participation in the Arts Residency programs reinforce skills in reading comprehension, following directions, public speaking, critical thinking conflict resolution, team building, concentration, memorization, character development, and problem solving.

Residencies are currently available in Musical Theatre, Shakespeare, Creative drama and improvisation, Playwriting and Dance. More info


The Mayo Performing Arts Center partners with local organizations to provide arts and education-related activities to enhance the local community. Programs range from providing 28 weeks of classes to students at the Neighborhood House to offering specialty workshops, resources and discounted or free tickets to local organizations.

Funding provided in part by PNC Foundation, TD Charitable Foundation and Gannett Foundation


Master Classes and Workshops

Arrangements are made for many of our featured performances to further enlighten our audiences with master classes or special workshops for students and community members.

These programs have traveled to many local colleges, high schools and elementary schools all over New Jersey. More info

In Theatre programs and recognition
Explorations Through the Arts 

This series of educational and entertaining programs is offered to schools as a field trip to the Theatre. Performances are geared toward specific curricular themes taught in school. Study guides provide teachers the opportunity to prepare students prior to the performances and to provide follow-up activities that can be used to reinforce the material.

Click here for a list of Explorations programs

Music Student of the Month

This New Jersey State Council on the Arts-endorsed music student recognition program honors Middle or High School music students who are nominated by their music teachers for their musicianship, dedication and contribution to their school community.  Students are honored every month and invited to participate in an end-of-year recital. More info

Funding for the 2010-2011 Music Student of Month is provided by Verizon



Major Funding for the Mayo Center's Educational Initiatives is provided by :

Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation   The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey   FM Kirby Foundation   Verizon


Additional Funding for the Mayo Centerís Educational Initiatives is provided by:

RBC Wealth Management   PNC Bank   The Thomas and Agnes Carvel Foundation
Investors Savings Bank Foundation   Gannett Foundation   The Community Foundation of New Jersey
John DaSilva Foundation   The Provident Bank   TD Bank Charitable Foundation
The Arnold Baggins Foundation   The Jockey Hollow Foundation    
Mayo Performing Arts Center • 100 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960 • Box Office: 973-539-8008 • Admin: 973-539-0345

Mayo Performing Arts Center, a 501(c) (3) nonprofit performing arts organization, presents a wide range of programs that entertain, enrich and educate the diverse population of the region and enhance the economic vitality of Northern New Jersey.

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