CALDWELL - TMMA Artist Program is an invitation only program featuring the top students to be a representation of the music school. Of the 400 enrolled students, of which 250 are vocal and 150 are instrumental, 26 were selected this year to participate in this program. They meet twice a month for an intensive workshop focusing on performance and artist development sessions.
Rockin Joe's, located in Caldwell, is the venue for monthly performances of these students. Verona residents, Catherine Welsh and Katie Romanyshyn, performed this past Thursday. Future performances at Rockin' Joes will be on March 16th, April 20th, May 18th, and June 15th from 6:30-8:30 pm.
TMMA was opened in Montclair in 2011 by Jarrett Zellea, a former Cedar Grove music teacher, and his wife Jenny. With their school enrollment expanding, they moved to the larger and more current location on Bloomfield Ave. in Caldwell in 2013. TMMA was designed to bridge the gap between what students are learning in public education and what is being utilized in the current marketplace.