Count Basie Center Academy of the Arts

Count Basie Center Academy of the Arts CLASSES FOR ALL AGES! Register online or by calling 732-224-8778 ext. 125 Sessions begin in January, April, July and September.
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The Count Basie Center Academy of the Arts offers classes and workshops with seasoned professionals for aspiring actors, musicians and dancers of all ages. Course offerings are wide-ranging, from performance basics, auditioning techniques and professional development in the arts, to fun weekend workshops. All classes offer an opportunity to expand your communication skills, increase your self-conf

idence, unleash your creativity, and have some fun! For more information, a class brochure, or to register, contact:
732-224-8778 ext. 125
[email protected]

08/18/2023

Instruction in piano, strings, brass and woodwinds, orchestra and ensembles + more! Open your student to the world of music performance at the Count Basie Center Academy in Red Bank.

Enroll today!

Register for the Fall 2023 semester by tomorrow, August 15th or else ... you'll miss out on our early-bird discount! 😈Vi...
08/14/2023

Register for the Fall 2023 semester by tomorrow, August 15th or else ... you'll miss out on our early-bird discount! 😈

Visit theBASIE.org/academy to learn more today.

The early-bird discount for the 2023 Fall Semester at the Basie Center Academy ends in ONE WEEK on August 15th! Register...
08/08/2023

The early-bird discount for the 2023 Fall Semester at the Basie Center Academy ends in ONE WEEK on August 15th! Register today + save at theBASIE.org/academy !

ON SALE NOW: FREAKY FRIDAY + SEUSSICAL KIDS at The Vogel! Get yours today at thebasie.org/event_category/jrprod
08/04/2023

ON SALE NOW: FREAKY FRIDAY + SEUSSICAL KIDS at The Vogel! Get yours today at thebasie.org/event_category/jrprod

The Descendants may be Rotten to the Core, but they still found time to drop by Descendants Theatre Week camp!And today,...
08/03/2023

The Descendants may be Rotten to the Core, but they still found time to drop by Descendants Theatre Week camp!

And today, they're performing live, onstage at The Vogel to a sold out crowd 👏👏👏 Break a leg!

Have you seen our NEW classes for the Fall semester? ⬇️🎶 Youth Orchestra🎻 Violin Unison Ensemble👊 Intro to Stage Combat🎥...
08/02/2023

Have you seen our NEW classes for the Fall semester? ⬇️

🎶 Youth Orchestra
🎻 Violin Unison Ensemble
👊 Intro to Stage Combat
🎥 Junior Movie Makers + Movie Makers Teens

Get all the details about these new classes, plus all of your Fall favorites, at theBASIE.org/academy

❗️SELL OUT ALERT❗️Only a few spots remain in our Fall 2023 student productions! If your student wants to be on the Basie...
08/01/2023

❗️SELL OUT ALERT❗️

Only a few spots remain in our Fall 2023 student productions! If your student wants to be on the Basie Center stage this fall, visit theBASIE.org/academy to register today.

🍂🍁 Registration is officially OPEN for the Fall 2023 Semester at the Basie Center Academy! 💸 PLUS, we're offering a limi...
07/26/2023

🍂🍁 Registration is officially OPEN for the Fall 2023 Semester at the Basie Center Academy!

💸 PLUS, we're offering a limited time only, early-bird discount on select classes when you register before August 15th.

Visit theBASIE.org/academy for the full line-up of performing arts + music classes + register today!

THIS WEDNESDAY: Registrations open for the Fall 2023 Semester at the Basie Center Academy! Keep your eyes on this space ...
07/24/2023

THIS WEDNESDAY: Registrations open for the Fall 2023 Semester at the Basie Center Academy! Keep your eyes on this space for the official announcement on Wednesday 👀

Break a leg to these two awesome casts that are on stage today at The Vogel with our first (sold out!!) student producti...
07/21/2023

Break a leg to these two awesome casts that are on stage today at The Vogel with our first (sold out!!) student productions of the summer! ❤️

THIS WEEKEND: Phoenix Red Bank‘s presentation of Meredith Willson's THE MUSIC MAN. Catch the show live, on stage at the ...
07/20/2023

THIS WEEKEND: Phoenix Red Bank‘s presentation of Meredith Willson's THE MUSIC MAN. Catch the show live, on stage at the Count Basie Center for the Arts this Friday, July 21st through Sunday, July 23rd!

Tickets are on sale now at theBASIE.org/phoenix

FRIDAY, AUGUST 4: Applications close for the first-ever Charlie Puth Performance Scholarships at the Basie Center Academ...
07/18/2023

FRIDAY, AUGUST 4: Applications close for the first-ever Charlie Puth Performance Scholarships at the Basie Center Academy. For more details, including how to apply, visit theBASIE.org/puth today!

Samantha Giustiniani, a longtime arts educator who has been with the Count Basie Center since 2010, has been named Vice ...
07/18/2023

Samantha Giustiniani, a longtime arts educator who has been with the Count Basie Center since 2010, has been named Vice President, Education and Outreach.

Samantha Giustiniani has been with the organization since 2010

Don't miss out on a summer of sound at the Basie Center Academy! Music camps begin in less than two weeks on July 24... ...
07/13/2023

Don't miss out on a summer of sound at the Basie Center Academy! Music camps begin in less than two weeks on July 24... register today at theBASIE.org/academy

Fun for the whole family! Phoenix Productions, Inc. presents Meredith Willson's THE MUSIC MAN, live onstage at the Count...
07/12/2023

Fun for the whole family! Phoenix Productions, Inc. presents Meredith Willson's THE MUSIC MAN, live onstage at the Count Basie Center for the Arts the weekend of July 21-23!

Get your tickets today at theBASIE.org/phoenix

It's Christmas in July at our one-day workshop! Learn more + register today at the link below.
07/11/2023

It's Christmas in July at our one-day workshop! Learn more + register today at the link below.

Our one-day workshops promote fun and creativity and introduce students to the performing arts. Workshops include theatre games, arts and crafts, music, and dance activities, each designed to teach basic acting and performance skills. TUESDAY JULY 25 • 4-5PM $30 Class Capacity: 10 Location: Grunin...

Tickets are on sale now for the first student productions of the summer! Get yours today at theBASIE.org/event_category/...
07/07/2023

Tickets are on sale now for the first student productions of the summer! Get yours today at theBASIE.org/event_category/jrprod/

NEXT TUESDAY: Baby Yoda! One-Day Workshop. There are only a few spots left! Register today at the link below.
07/05/2023

NEXT TUESDAY: Baby Yoda! One-Day Workshop. There are only a few spots left! Register today at the link below.

Our one-day workshops promote fun and creativity and introduce students to the performing arts. Workshops include theatre games, arts and crafts, music, and dance activities, each designed to teach basic acting and performance skills. TUESDAY JULY 11 • 4-5PM $30 Class Capacity: 10 Location: Grunin...

T-minus 7 days until we begin another incredible summer semester! ⏰☀️😎If you missed out on registration for July camps +...
07/03/2023

T-minus 7 days until we begin another incredible summer semester! ⏰☀️😎

If you missed out on registration for July camps + classes, don't worry... it's not too late to get involved in August. Head to theBASIE.org/academy to register today!

🎹🎻🎺🎶 Don't miss out on a summer of sound at the Basie Center Academy! Registration for summer music camps closes soon. V...
06/27/2023

🎹🎻🎺🎶 Don't miss out on a summer of sound at the Basie Center Academy! Registration for summer music camps closes soon. Visit theBASIE.org/academy for more info today!

06/23/2023

⚾️🎤 Congrats to the Bass C Sharps A Ca****la Troupe on a beautiful rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner at last night's Jersey Shore BlueClaws game! 👏👏👏

P.S. The Bass C Sharps are currently welcoming new members of all vocal parts for the Basie Center Academy's Summer Semester!

Registration closes soon; call 732-224-8778 x144 or email [email protected] to schedule your audition today!

Phoenix Red Bank presents Meredith Wilson’s THE MUSIC MAN at the Count Basie Center for the Arts on Friday, July 21st th...
06/22/2023

Phoenix Red Bank presents Meredith Wilson’s THE MUSIC MAN at the Count Basie Center for the Arts on Friday, July 21st through Sunday, July 23rd! Get your tickets now at theBASIE.org/phoenix

REVEALED! Here's our 2023-24 lineup of student productions! Check out all the details now at theBASIE.org/productions.P....
06/22/2023

REVEALED! Here's our 2023-24 lineup of student productions! Check out all the details now at theBASIE.org/productions.

P.S. Registration for all fall programs opens later this summer, so keep your eyes peeled 👀

MOOD on the first official day of SUMMER 😎🙌The 2023 Summer Semester at the Basie Center Academy begins in just a few sho...
06/21/2023

MOOD on the first official day of SUMMER 😎🙌

The 2023 Summer Semester at the Basie Center Academy begins in just a few short weeks - we can’t wait (and you shouldn’t either)!! Camps + classes are already selling out, so secure your spot today at theBASIE.org/academy

The Count Basie Center family recognizes this day as one of celebration, liberation and reflection. As the late John Lew...
06/19/2023

The Count Basie Center family recognizes this day as one of celebration, liberation and reflection. As the late John Lewis proclaimed, "You must never, ever give out. We must keep the faith because we are one people. We are brothers and sisters. We all live in the same house: The American house.”

Count Basie Center for the Arts Night with the Jersey Shore Blue Claws is June 22, including our very own Bass C Sharps ...
06/08/2023

Count Basie Center for the Arts Night with the Jersey Shore Blue Claws is June 22, including our very own Bass C Sharps A Ca****la Troupe performing the National Anthem!

Click here for more info + tickets: https://fevogm.com/event/Countbasie

Raise your hands if you're ready for SUMMER 🙋‍♀️🙌Summer 2023 at the Basie Center Academy officially kicks off NEXT MONTH...
06/07/2023

Raise your hands if you're ready for SUMMER 🙋‍♀️🙌

Summer 2023 at the Basie Center Academy officially kicks off NEXT MONTH! Register for your favorite camps, classes + workshops at theBASIE.org/academy 👀

Last week, the Count Basie Center for the Arts welcomed the funders and recipients of its annual Arts Impact college sch...
06/06/2023

Last week, the Count Basie Center for the Arts welcomed the funders and recipients of its annual Arts Impact college scholarships programs. These scholarships are awarded to Monmouth County high school seniors who have demonstrated the power of the arts in both their scholastic experience and their goals moving into higher education and onto professional careers.

Congratulations again to all of this year's recipients and good luck in all your future endeavors 🎉👏

FREE EVENT! The Count Basie Center for the Arts Community Juneteenth Celebration takes place on June 14 at The Vogel fea...
06/02/2023

FREE EVENT! The Count Basie Center for the Arts Community Juneteenth Celebration takes place on June 14 at The Vogel featuring the Count Basie Center Gospel Choir, spoken word artists, Gwen Moten's From Birmingham to Botswana, musicians, civic leaders and more.

Free @ the door with a $10 suggested donation. Visit the link below to learn more!

DOORS 5:30PM • SHOWTIME 6:30PM The Vogel • Basie Center Campus • 99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank Count Basie Center Gospel Choir and Gwen Moten’s From Birmingham to Botswana Performer & Poet Italy Lee Calpulli Mexican Dance Company’s Red Bank Community Vocalist Layonne Holmes Percussionist an...

Have you checked out our FREE Louis & Gia Maione Prima Music Camp? Registration closes this Monday, June 5! Click the li...
06/01/2023

Have you checked out our FREE Louis & Gia Maione Prima Music Camp? Registration closes this Monday, June 5! Click the link below to learn more.

The Louis & Gia Maione Prima Music Camp is a free summer music camp for Monmouth County students presented by the Basie Center at Red Bank Middle School

The very best in Monmouth County high school theatre was celebrated last Wednesday at the 18th annual Basie Awards, pres...
05/31/2023

The very best in Monmouth County high school theatre was celebrated last Wednesday at the 18th annual Basie Awards, presented by Bank of America. Check out the list of this year’s winners!

Crowd of 1500+ celebrates excellence in Monmouth County high school theatre

NEWS: Applications are open for the first-ever Charlie Puth Performance Scholarships, named for the GRAMMY-nominated, mu...
05/30/2023

NEWS: Applications are open for the first-ever Charlie Puth Performance Scholarships, named for the GRAMMY-nominated, multi-platinum singer/songwriter/producer and former student at the Count Basie Center Academy of the Arts.

Students interested in Basie Center Academy programs can apply today!

Thank you to Bob Ingliss, Derek Fenstermacher, New Jersey Symphony + all of the participants + attendees for the incredi...
05/22/2023

Thank you to Bob Ingliss, Derek Fenstermacher, New Jersey Symphony + all of the participants + attendees for the incredible Brass and Woodwind Masterclass last Friday!

👀 Stay tuned for more collaborations + learning opportunities at the Basie Center's Monmouth Conservatory of Music 🎶

This year has been full of exciting school shows from Kingdom Choir to Light Wire Theater to Mariachi Herencia de Mexico...
05/18/2023

This year has been full of exciting school shows from Kingdom Choir to Light Wire Theater to Mariachi Herencia de Mexico + more … and we’d love to have you join us for the 2023-2024 school year!

Our next year of programs are officially on our website + open for reservations. But don't wait! Many of our shows sell out well in advance.

Visit thebasie.org/education/schoolshows/ to learn more today!

Calling all beginner + intermediate musicians entering grades 4 through 8 in the fall of 2023! Count Basie Center for th...
05/17/2023

Calling all beginner + intermediate musicians entering grades 4 through 8 in the fall of 2023!

Count Basie Center for the Arts is proud to once again open registrations for the FREE Louis + Gia Maione Prima Music Camp, held every summer in partnership with our friends Jazz Arts Project.

Spots are filling up quickly! Click the link below to secure yours today.

The Louis & Gia Maione Prima Music Camp is a free summer music camp for Monmouth County students presented by the Basie Center at Red Bank Middle School

Congratulations to all of the students who participated in last week's mini-recital!👏💐Mini-recitals offer our music stud...
05/15/2023

Congratulations to all of the students who participated in last week's mini-recital!👏💐

Mini-recitals offer our music students the opportunity to perform what they’ve been working on in smaller, more casual settings as a low-pressure way to practice their performance skills.

Next up: Spring Showcase at The Vogel! Come support our music students this Saturday, May 20th + check out what our music programs are all about! Click here to learn more: thebasie.org/events/monmouth-conservatory-of-music-spring-showcase/

If you’ve thought about bringing your student to a music class, the Spring Showcase on Saturday, May 20 is a great oppor...
05/10/2023

If you’ve thought about bringing your student to a music class, the Spring Showcase on Saturday, May 20 is a great opportunity to get a taste of what we offer!

Tickets are available now at the link below.

DOORS 10:30AM • SHOWTIME 11AM The Vogel • Basie Center Campus • 99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank Join the Basie’s Monmouth Conservatory of Music for an exciting event! Saturday, May 20th at 11:00 am, listen to our outstanding soloists and engaging ensembles perform the works of Bach, Chopin, and...

We have something for everyone in our music programs… ✅ conservatory-level study in our private instrument + vocal lesso...
05/09/2023

We have something for everyone in our music programs…

✅ conservatory-level study in our private instrument + vocal lessons
✅ ensemble classes which teach students how to play together as an orchestra
✅ group classes in which students share the experience of learning the same instrument
And more!

And this month, we're shining a light on all of it! Stay tuned to learn more 👀

ON SALE NOW: Summer Student Productions! Get your tickets today at theBASIE.orgP.S. To get your student involved in our ...
05/08/2023

ON SALE NOW: Summer Student Productions! Get your tickets today at theBASIE.org

P.S. To get your student involved in our 2023 Summer Semester, check out our full schedule of camps + classes at theBASIE.org/academy

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THE FINAL DEADLINE APPROACHES! Get your
student film in contention for this year's festival before Sunday, March 27!

Learn more & submit your film today by visiting the link below.

And make sure you SHARE this post with a student filmmaker you know!

Presented by Bank of America
D’DAT (Native American Fusion Music) will be available April 1-15 (pre-recorded content only) for grades 6-12.

This show will explore the topics of music, roots and heritage, history & global literacy/awareness through a multicultural & creative lens.

To learn more about how you can bring this show to your school, as well as upcoming opportunities to bring your school to the Basie Center, click here:
https://thebasie.org/count-basie-center-offers-virtual-and-onsite-presentations-for-school-assemblies-class-trips/
The Count Basie Center Arts Impact Scholarship is accepting applications from all Monmouth County high school seniors who are graduating in the 2021-2022 academic school year & continuing education.

Those with experiences with any art form and any level of study are welcome to apply!

All applications should be submitted or postmarked no later than 5PM on April 8th, 2022.

For more information on how you can apply, click the link below.
Our student production of ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ is happening on March 16th at 7PM in the Vogel!

Come with us as we explore the magical world of Narnia and celebrate the hard work of everyone involved in bringing this production to the stage.

Tickets are available by clicking below.
Today is the first official day of Spring Semester classes here at the Basie Center Academy… which means it’s the last day for you to take advantage of our 10% discount on select classes!

→ Swipe to see all the classes that are included.

Just use the offer code MARCH at checkout to save. But don’t wait! This offer will expire tonight at midnight.

You can register for these classes & more by following this link!
➡️ https://thebasie.org/academy/
AUDITION ALERT❗

We’ll be holding in-person auditions for our student production of 'Rainbow Fish’ on Thursday, March 17th from 4-7PM for children ages 7-12 years old.

For more information, click below or send an email to [email protected].

P.S. If you know a student or parent who might be interested in joining us, be sure to TAG them in the comments!

Congratulations to the 2022 New Jersey Poetry Out Loud State Champion, Italy Whitehead, a junior from Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy in Elizabeth! Italy will represent New Jersey at the Virtual National Finals and compete against champions from 55 states and territories. All participants will compete for the national title and the chance to win prizes including college scholarships.

New Jersey Poetry Out Loud is a project of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, in collaboration with Count Basie Center for the Arts. Poetry Out Loud is a partnership of the National Endowment for the Arts, Poetry Foundation & Poetry Magazine, and the state arts agencies of the United States. Additional support for NJPOL is provided by ArtPride NJ and local partners.
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Congratulations to the 2022 New Jersey Poetry Out Loud State Runner Up, Abigail Schwartz, a junior from Ramsey High School in Ramsey!

New Jersey Poetry Out Loud is a project of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, in collaboration with Count Basie Center for the Arts. Poetry Out Loud is a partnership of the National Endowment for the Arts, Poetry Foundation & Poetry Magazine, and the state arts agencies of the United States. Additional support for NJPOL is provided by ArtPride NJ and local partners.
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Image Description: text reads “Congratulations New Jersey Poetry Out Loud 2022 Runner Up, Abigail Schwartz." Pictured is the NJPOL Runner Up. Logos displayed: New Jersey Poetry Out Loud Presented by New Jersey State Council on the Arts and Count Basie Center for the Arts.
Today we’re shining the spotlight on Angela Lomangino, owner and instructor of TVT3!

TV Talent 3 is a longtime partner of the Basie Center Academy, offering our only classes that are focused in TV, film, voiceover and industry showcases. These classes are also available to adults, teens, and kids alike.

As the instructor of these classes, Angela brings her real-life experience as a working actor in the film industry to instill her students with practical knowledge and a sense of confidence as they move through their careers.

If you’ve taken class with Angela and TVT3, help us show her some love in the comments today!

P.S. To learn more about TVT3’s upcoming spring classes at the Basie Center Academy, be sure to follow this link: http://thebasie.org/tvt3/

Get excited……. 🎉🎉

We’re just ONE WEEK away from the official start of the Spring semester!!

Here at the Basie Center, we believe that studying the arts is not just for those considering a career in the arts… it’s for anyone who wants to improve their public speaking, interpersonal skills, build confidence & more!

So whether your child is dreaming of a career as a movie star, Broadway performer, acclaimed jazz musician, etc. or they just want a way to express themselves creatively, build confidence and make new friends…

The Spring Semester at the Basie Center Academy is the place to be!

Will we see you there? Take the first step by clicking this link: https://thebasie.org/academy/
Join New Jersey Poetry Out Loud for State Finals on March 2nd when ten regional finalists compete for the title of State Champion. The virtual competition will be broadcast via NJPOL's YouTube channel on March 2, 2022 starting at 6 PM. The two finalists will be announced via social media after the broadcast. More details at http://njpol.org

New Jersey Poetry Out Loud is a project of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, in collaboration with Count Basie Center for the Arts. Poetry Out Loud is a partnership of the National Endowment for the Arts, Poetry Foundation & Poetry Magazine, and the state arts agencies of the US. Additional support for NJPOL is provided by ArtPride NJ and local partners.

Join the Basie Center Academy, in partnership with TVT3, for “TV Tots: Intro to Business” workshop on Saturday, March 5.

This interactive, on-camera acting class is designed for parents and their young children (newborn to 6 years old).

Children discover what it’s like to appear on camera, and parents learn how to navigate the world of show business for their children.

If you, or someone you know, is interested in learning more about the business of TV & film for their child, we’d love to see you there! More information is available here: https://thebasie.org/classes/3-13-tv-tots-introduction-to-business-seasonal-classes/