JCC Miami ArtsFest Artist

JCC Miami ArtsFest Artist

ArtsFest® is a unique program for creative Jewish Teens (ages 13-17) who have a strong interest in the arts. Every summer, in conjunction with JCC Maccabi Games®, ArtsFest® aims to inspire participants to explore their individuality and engage passionately with their creativity through a dynamic combination of workshops, performance and exhibitions with top-level Artists in Residence. You’re guaranteed to leave ArtsFest® this summer with both skills and friendships that will last a lifetime!

Jewish teens  are eligible to participate in ArtsFest, and can choose from 7 different specialties: Be the official news outlet of JCC Maccabi 2017 in Star Reporter. Let your artistic voice be heard in Musical Theatre, Acting/Improv or Vocal Music. Shine in the spotlight in Dance or Rock Band. Express your creativity in Visual Arts. Be sure to check out youtube.com for more JCC Maccabi ArtsFest 2016 videos.

Local Artists
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For more information on how to join us in 2017, contact Doug Buckley at dbuckley@alperjcc.org or call him directly at 305.271.9000 x292

Visiting Artists

Miami, Florida will be the host of the 2017 JCC Maccabi Games & ArtsFest on August 6-11, and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome you to the Magic city! Have you joined your local delegation’s team yet? If you haven’t, please click the link below to find the contact information on the delegation closest to you!

JCC Delegations
ACTING/IMPROV
In the Acting/Improv specialty, professional artists work with you to form an ensemble that will explore theatrical performance technique, process, and staging at a professional level. You will learn various traditions of improvisation and theater from slapstick comedy to monologue and scene work. You will be challenged to master your improvisational and acting pieces to be performed for your peers at the ArtsFest Showcase—the grand finale of JCC Maccabi ArtsFest®.
DANCE
Working with the Artist in Residence, you will explore dance technique and enhance and stretch your skills as a dancer during ArtsFest. You will be on your feet with a professional choreographer as you expand your movement vocabulary, learn new pieces, grow your dramatic and technical range and perfect a piece that showcases your current talent as a dancer as it challenges you to learn something new. As the culmination of your work, you will perform a piece for the other specialty groups and your peers from ArtsFest and the JCC Maccabi Games®.
MUSICAL THEATER
Working with professionals with Broadway experience, you will be challenged to master a variety of the best musical theatre pieces ever created. Working with the Musical Theater Artist in Residence, you will build an ensemble over the course of the week, as you develop your stage vocal technique, dance and movement skills as well as song interpretation. These choreographed musical numbers will then be performed for your peers at the ArtsFest Showcase—the grand finale of JCC Maccabi ArtsFest®.
ROCK BAND
Discover what really makes a band rock. Under the guidance of a professional musician, you will experience the art of songwriting, performance techniques, and the changing world of music. Working with your Artist in Residence you will form bands and learn what makes a band successful. Finish off your week by performing live at the ArtsFest Showcase for your peers from JCC Maccabi Games® and ArtsFest®—the grand finale of JCC Maccabi.
STAR REPORTERS
Star Reporters will be the official news outlet of the JCC Maccabi Games® and ArtsFest®. As a Star Reporter you will work with professionals to interview artists & athletes, coaches, Artists in Residence, host families, and everyone involved with the Games & ArtsFest. You will share the stories of Maccabi 2017 via blogs, twitter, newsletters, photography and video production. Star Reporters will work onscreen or behind the scenes to report the exciting news of each day, including the opportunity to be a narrator of the final ArtsFest Showcase for your peers from JCC Maccabi Games and ArtsFest®—the grand finale of JCC Maccabi.
VISUAL ARTS

Express your inner voice with professional artists who will guide your creation of a series of projects for your personal portfolio. Collaborate and explore new mediums with your fellow artists using a variety of art materials to create original artworks that will be prominently displayed throughout the week and in a final exhibit for the ArtsFest Showcase for your peers from JCC Maccabi Games and ArtsFest—the grand finale of JCC Maccabi.

VOCAL MUSIC/GLEE

Be part of the hottest vocal ensemble around! Vocal Music/Glee is an opportunity to hone your pitch, harmonization and vocalization as well as performance techniques. Led by professional artists, you will explore your vocal instrument, and enhance your onstage skills both as an individual and as a member of the ArtsFest 2017 ensemble. Under the guidance of your Artist in Residence, you will be challenged to learn a variety of songs for the ArtsFest Showcase for your peers from JCC Maccabi Games and ArtsFest—the grand finale of JCC Maccabi.

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