ARTWARE Runway Show and Makeup Competition
May
8
6:30 PM18:30

ARTWARE Runway Show and Makeup Competition

Aspiring fashion designers and Project Runway wannabes from across the area get their shot at glory during an "artwork" runway show and makeup competition that's open to everyone. Individual designers or teams up to five. Designers from Kindergarten through fifth grade to those age 41 and up. (Consider that the Masters category.) General admission to the show is $5 for adults, $2 for students, to benefit the Jordan-Matthews National Art Honor Society. To enter online, click here for the registration form. For details, contact Rahkie Mateen-Mason.

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Music in May
May
24
7:00 PM19:00

Music in May

JM musicians take the stage to celebrate the climax of another creative season — with performances currently scheduled from the Jazz Band, Guitar Ensembles, Band and Combined Chorus. General admission is $5 per person, preschoolers free, with all proceeds used by JMArts to enhance opportunity for students.

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Musical Auditions
May
31
3:30 PM15:30

Musical Auditions

Auditions for the upcoming musical — yes, we'll announce the show before auditions are held! — are open to anyone who will be a student at Jordan-Matthews High School in the fall. Performances are currently scheduled for Thursday, November 15, at 7 p.m.; Friday, November 16, at 7 p.m.; and Saturday, November 17, at 2 p.m.

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Musical Auditions
Jun
6
3:30 PM15:30

Musical Auditions

Auditions for the upcoming musical — yes, we'll announce the show before auditions are held! — are open to anyone who will be a student at Jordan-Matthews High School in the fall. Performances are currently scheduled for Thursday, November 15, at 7 p.m.; Friday, November 16, at 7 p.m.; and Saturday, November 17, at 2 p.m.

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Downtown Jazz
Apr
13
6:30 PM18:30

Downtown Jazz

JM musicians bring an evening of jazz to downtown Siler City with a free outdoor session at the Courtyard Coffee pavilion. The festivities include a small art exhibition by the Jordan-Matthews Gay Straight Alliance, JM's HOSA student group selling popcorn and snacks, and, of course, some fantastic beverages inside at Courtyard Coffee!

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New York Arts Adventure
Apr
3
to Apr 7

New York Arts Adventure

  • Hilton Garden Inn New York/Manhattan-Chelsea (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Eight upperclass artists fly to New York City for five days over spring break to explore one of the world's great cities, gain new perspectives that will influence their work and experience the very best in theater, music and visual arts.

Some or all of the group will be in the audience for several Broadway shows: MEAN GIRLS, COME FROM AWAY, THE BAND'S VISIT, CHICAGO, THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG and AVENUE Q. But there’s much more! After THE BAND'S VISIT matinee, students are sitting down on stage with two of the musical’s principal actors, Ari’el Stachel (Haled) and Etai Benson (Papi), to learn about how they approach their roles and make all of the magic happen. Later in the week, students will talk theater over lunch with Jessie Austrian — Broadway actress, stage director, NYU faculty and a founder/co-artistic director of Fiasco Theater, known worldwide for innovative Shakespeare and musical theater productions.

There’s a trip to the Museum of Modern Art to view some contemporary masterpieces. A performance by Chick Corea, Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. Soprano Kelli O’Hara in an innovative production of COSÌ FAN TUTTE at The Metropolitan Opera. Even a trip to Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center, for a late-night session. After his performance, some time after 1 a.m., jazz pianist Joel Wenhardt is stopping by the table to talk with everyone, including a couple of our JM jazz musicians.

If you would like to sponsor a performance or meal, or if you would like to contribute toward a student scholarship — for this year or next! — please contact us!

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A Midsummer Night's Dream
Feb
28
3:30 PM15:30

A Midsummer Night's Dream

PlayMakers Repertory Company rolls into Siler City for a FREE performance of Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream"! It's part of PlayMakers' Mobile Shakespeare series — some truly innovative performances that make Shakespeare's plays available, enjoyable and accessible to all. Just as the playwright intended. JMArts will even provide free coffee and cookies at 3:30 p.m. before the performance at 4 p.m.

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Sing and Play
Feb
22
6:30 PM18:30

Sing and Play

  • Jordan-Matthews High School Auditorium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Our new musical competition features instrumental and vocal acts with a $50 prize awarded for the best performance in each of three categories — elementary, middle school and high school. Acts may be individuals or groups up to four people, with all performers being full-time students in a North Carolina public, private or home school. Auditions are required, and each act selected for the competition must pay a $10 registration fee. Winners are selected by audience vote. General admission is $5 per person and includes one vote in each category. Click here for details. All proceeds benefit JMArts' New York Arts Adventure.

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Holiday Concert
Dec
14
7:00 PM19:00

Holiday Concert

JM musicians take the stage to celebrate the festive holiday season — with performances currently scheduled featuring the Guitar Ensemble, Band and Combined Chorus. General admission is $5 per person, preschoolers free, with all proceeds used by JMArts to enhance opportunity for students.

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IN THE HEIGHTS
Nov
18
4:00 PM16:00

IN THE HEIGHTS

Lives clash and drama unfolds over three hot days in the Latino community of Washington Heights in upper Manhattan. This first Broadway musical by "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda won four Tony Awards — including Best Musical and Best Original Score for its vibrant hip-hop and salsa sounds. (Click here for our short video about the Washington Heights neighborhood.) Tickets are available online at JMArtsTickets.com.

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IN THE HEIGHTS
Nov
17
7:00 PM19:00

IN THE HEIGHTS

Lives clash and drama unfolds over three hot days in the Latino community of Washington Heights in upper Manhattan. This first Broadway musical by "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda won four Tony Awards — including Best Musical and Best Original Score for its vibrant hip-hop and salsa sounds. (Click here for our short video about the Washington Heights neighborhood.) Tickets are available online at JMArtsTickets.com.

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IN THE HEIGHTS
Nov
16
7:00 PM19:00

IN THE HEIGHTS

Lives clash and drama unfolds over three hot days in the Latino community of Washington Heights in upper Manhattan. This first Broadway musical by "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda won four Tony Awards — including Best Musical and Best Original Score for its vibrant hip-hop and salsa sounds. (Click here for our short video about the Washington Heights neighborhood.) Tickets are available online at JMArtsTickets.com.

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Carnaval del Barrio
Oct
20
6:00 PM18:00

Carnaval del Barrio

Celebrate Latino culture and our November production of IN THE HEIGHTS with a vibrant evening of music, art and food! Carnaval del Barrio features live Caribbean and Latin American music from Saludos Compay, a juried exhibition by JM artists of work inspired by Caribbean and Latin American artists, and food trucks selling local specialties.

And that's not all! Cast members from IN THE HEIGHTS will perform a selection from the musical. We'll be screening "Living in the Heights," a 10-minute documentary by multimedia journalist Kirby Pate (JM '13, NYU '17) on the Washington Heights neighborhood where IN THE HEIGHTS is set. We'll give away one pair of tickets to the musical in a free drawing. And we'll be selling tickets to our Big Apple Raffle to raise money for the New York Arts Adventure.

Oh, and Courtyard Coffee and Soda Cafe will feature a special IN THE HEIGHTS-themed coffee beverage: The Vanessa, light and sweet with a touch of cinnamon!

JMArts is honored to join with Courtyard Coffee, the NC Arts Incubator and the Downtown Music Series to offer this festive — and free — neighborhood carnival!

For a news release and more details, click here.

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Pig Out for JMArts
Sep
29
4:30 PM16:30

Pig Out for JMArts

Enjoy some great fresh-cooked barbecue and create life-changing opportunities for Jordan-Matthews artists — all at the very same time! (Honestly, it's that easy ... and tasty, too.) Pig Out for JMArts features barbecue by Gary Lamach, JM's technology and testing coordinator (and pitmaster extraordinaire). Pick up or dine in at the JM Cafeteria, and if you're attending the Eastern Randolph home football game, make sure you have supper with us!

Plates are $8 each and include barbecue, slaw, bread, dessert and drink. All proceeds will be used by JMArts to help our student artists excel. That includes providing scholarships for summer study on university campuses, funding IN THE HEIGHTS, purchasing art supplies and reducing the cost to students traveling this spring on JM's New York Arts Adventure.

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Lights Up on Washington Heights!
Aug
3
10:00 AM10:00

Lights Up on Washington Heights!

  • Jordan-Matthews High School Media Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Everyone interested in joining the cast or crew for IN THE HEIGHTS is encouraged to help us launch our production of Lin-Manuel Miranda's first musical! This special event includes an introduction to the plot and music, tastes (free food!) associated with the musical and the world premiere of a short documentary about the Washington Heights neighborhood by multimedia journalist Kirby Pate (JM '13, NYU '17).

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