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.
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
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
MPAC offers adult audiences opportunities for arts participation, engagement, interaction and explorations through master classes, workshops, demonstrations, pre-concert lectures and open rehearsals.
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 more information on 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.
Master Classes and Workshops
MPAC makes arrangements for students and community members to participate in master classes or special workshops for many of our featured performances to further enlighten our audiences. 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 Mayo Performing Arts Center's Educational Initiatives is provided by :
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.