SCOTCH PLAINS – This past summer, Union Catholic senior Jonathan Yearwood, of Rahway, took his passion for vocal performance to new levels as a participant in NJPAC Summer Youth Performance Workshop.
Acceptance into the program required both a written application as well as a panel-judged audition. Upon acceptance, Jonathan immersed himself into the five-week intense, daily performance art experience which was designed to maximize his potential as an artist while building character and fostering a strong work ethic.
Guided by the workshop’s professional artists and educators, Yearwood said, “It was amazing to interact and perform with those who love to perform as much as I do.” The final showcase performed on the Victoria Stage at NJPAC was an “exhilarating experience” says Yearwood. “The Summer Youth Program was transforming and broadened my horizons beyond the classroom setting.”
Yearwood will continue his music education at Union Catholic this year taking classes in music production. He also sings with the Terrill Road Bible Chapel Choir in Plainfield and intends to take piano lessons. Yearwood hopes to keep music in his life as he moves into his college career but plans on majoring in psychology with a minor in music.
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