The Arts at John Jay

Performing Arts


William Friedman
Introduction to Theatre, Acting, Advanced Acting, Actor’s Studio

Amy M. Geiger
Concert Choir, Music History and Theory, Music Technology

Steven Morse
String Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra, Chorale, KLSD Instructional Leader for Performing Arts

Jeffrey Richardson
Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Jazz Studies



The 2013 - 2014 John Jay Performing Arts Department is a place where students express their creativity and learn to live a full life. With over 550 students registered in our 14 courses, we offer the most extensive Performing Arts Curriculum anywhere in the tri-state area. There are two choral ensembles, three bands and two orchestras in the ensemble program and all of the select groups have been to major festivals and received the highest praise for their musical accomplishments. In addition, we offer a four-year sequence in Actor training and Music Theory and a new state of the art MAC music lab brings us to the forefront of music technology. Our Co-curricular activities offer students seven performances throughout the year. (see the Performing Arts Calendar).

Performing Arts Information: 914-763-7000 (option 4) or dial direct: 763-7463.



Don’t Miss it! JJHS Presents Rent on April 3 and 4

The John Jay Theater Workshop proudly presents Rent on April 3 and April 4 at 7 p.m., and April 5 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the High School auditorium. This blockbuster rock and roll musical, with book, music, and lyrics by Jonathan Larson, won the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Nearly 100 John Jay students, including stage and costume crew and a cast of 28 led by director Amy Geiger, have been rehearsing since January for what promises to be a truly spectacular show.

Loosely based on the Puccini opera La Boheme, Rent follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York's Lower East Side in the early 1990s, under the shadow of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. This production is recommended for mature audiences.

Tickets, $10 for adults, $5 for students and senior citizens, will be sold one hour prior to curtain for each performance. Tickets are available for all four performances.  

For more information contact Ronnie Thompson at, or (914) 763-7200 ext. 9615.