Friday, March 5: NEA Jazz Master Phil Woods and “The Children’s Suite”

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS NOW! On Friday, March 5, at 8:00pm, legendary composer, conductor, and saxophonist Phil Woods comes to NOCCA!  The NEA Jazz Master will present one of his master works, The Children’s Suite, performed by Mr. Woods and a 15-piece orchestra. Based on the classic verses of…

Victor Kirschman: A Great Friend of NOCCA

Victor Kirschman was truly great man and a longtime friend of NOCCA. We asked Ashley Kirschman to write a short summary of the man who offered boundless passion, enthusiasm, and support to his family, friends, and generations of young artists. * * * * * On August 29, 2009, New…

The NOCCA Institute presents the 2010 NOCCA Faculty Exhibition

The 2010 NOCCA Faculty Exhibition January 14 – February 26, 2010 Opening reception: Thursday, January 21 New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, 2800 Chartres Street, New Orleans New Orleans, LA — The Ken Kirschman Artspace and The NOCCA Institute are proud to announce its 2010 NOCCA Faculty Exhibition. The show…

Visiting Artist: Midori

“How long have you been playing this piece?” Midori asked students as they finished a Haydn piano trio. As part of her Orchestra Residencies Program work with the Louisiana Philharmonic and Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestras, the renowned violinist and educator had come to NOCCA to offer some hands-on guidance…

Wednesday, December 23: Home for the Holidays at House of Blues

The NOCCA Institute and the Daniel Price Memorial Fund for Aspiring Artists host HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS fundraiser at House of Blues Featuring performances by Theresa Andersson, Kermit Ruffins, Trombone Shorty, and more! Wednesday, December 23, 2009 at House of Blues, 225 Decatur Street Purchase tickets at www.HOB.com/neworleans! Home for…

Visiting Artists: Dave Eggers & Jonathan Demme

“This is where I would have gone to school if I lived only 400 or 500 miles away or if I could have designed a school,” Dave Eggers told audience members as he opened his NOCCA Institute Center Stage presentation of his latest literary and film works, Zeitoun and Where…

Wednesday, December 2: fiction writer Barb Johnson and Nigerian poet Niyi Osundare

Please join us on Wednesday, December 2, as we welcome two outstanding authors to NOCCA: Fiction writer Barb Johnson and Nigerian poet Niyi Osundare. The two authors will read from recent and past works and answer questions from those in attendance. The event will take place at 7pm in the…

Dress Rehearsal With Yo-Yo Ma

Students were hard pressed to decide which part of a career-inspiring afternoon they enjoyed more: Yo-Yo Ma’s rehearsal with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra or the time he spent with them afterward answering questions. His joy, his body, his bow, his cello were as one as he and the orchestra moved…

Visiting Artist: Court Watson

As set and costume designer for the World War II Museum’s Stage Door Canteen, New York City-based Court Watson laid out set design after set design for NOCCA’s Theatre Design students. With credits including Jekyll & Hyde and West Side Story (Magdeburg, Germany), Frau Luna (Salzburger Landestheater), Rockville and Elton…

Visiting Artist: Carl Allen

“One of my favorite questions is ‘What if?” Juilliard’s Artistic Director of Jazz Studies Carl Allen shared with NOCCA’s Jazz students during a recent master class. “What if I did this instead of that?  Where is the balance between volume and intensity?” he probed as he tried to help students…

Visiting Artist: Sarah Vowell

“I like my main characters to be hugely flawed,” acclaimed author and columnist Sarah Vowell told NOCCA Creative Writing students and guest students from Lusher Charter School on a recent visit. “The truth is so rich” she explained as she shared with students the great disconnects she finds all around…

Friday, November 6: Author, publisher, and teacher Dave Eggers

The NOCCA Institute presents celebrated author Dave Eggers! Friday, November 6 at 8pm at NOCCA On Friday, November 6, The NOCCA Institute’s CENTER STAGE series presents an evening with Dave Eggers! Eggers is a literary triple-threat: part author (his debut work, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, was a finalist…

The NOCCA Institute hosts first gallery exhibition of the 2009-10 season

“On the Edge” gallery series kicks off the 2009-10 season with an exhibition by visiting artists October 8 – November 27, 2009 * Opening reception: October 8, 6pm – 8pm The NOCCA Institute is proud to announce the 2009 Visiting Artist I Exhibition. The opening reception for this show will…

Visiting Artist: Fabio Bidini

To start the new school year off as well as a new concert season, the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra brought acclaimed pianist Fabio Bidini to NOCCA for an intensive master class with classical music students. “When you play the first finger, the fourth finger already has to be over the note,”…

Friday, October 9: Acclaimed Author Sarah Vowell

The NOCCA Institute hosts An Evening With Sarah Vowell Friday, October 9, 2009  •  All tickets: $10 • New time: 8:00pm PURCHASE TICKETS NOW BY CLICKING HERE! On Friday, October 9, The NOCCA Institute’s 2009-10 CENTER STAGE series presents an evening with Sarah Vowell — one of America’s best-loved young…