Litchfield Performing Arts
Litchfield Performing Arts' mission is to educate and inspire young people to be confident, creative, expressive individuals through challenging programs in jazz music and the performing arts and to share the passion and magic of the arts with the wider community.
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For over 34 years Litchfield Performing arts has been promoting arts throughout Connecticut starting with living room concerts and eventually producing both the Litchfield Jazz Camp and the Litchfield Jazz Festival.
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Litchfield Performing Arts is a not-for-profit educational charity, dedicated to changing lives through the arts. To accomplish our mission we need your support. This year we need your help more than ever as a result of drastic cuts in available state funding.
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News & Updates
- 20 MarRead more
Since it’s first year, Give Local, a 36 hour online giving event hosted by the Connecticut Community Foundation, has infused over $3.2 million dollars into the non-profit community in the Greater Waterbury area! During this online event, every dollar donated will be streched further through matching funds and potential prizes. As the dates approach we will provide
- 11 MarRead more
New summer internships and job openings have been posted for both the Litchfield Jazz Camp and Litchfield Jazz Festival. Come be a part of the team that presents one of the best camps and festivals! Every summer we take pride in working with and training new staff. Many of our former interns and team members
- 28 FebRead more
Over 100 friends and fans joined us on February 5 to say a musical goodbye to Litchfield Performing Arts co-founder Arthur Muir. Art passed away on January 22nd, and LPA has established a jazz camp scholarship fund in his memory. Gifts are still coming in, and the fund now stands at $12,000! The organization wants
- 13 FebRead more
The Litchfield Jazz Camp has a full page feature in the March issue of Downbeat magazine, the International Jazz Camp Guide issue. Click here to download and read the article!
- 24 JanRead more
Arthur Muir left this world on January 22st just three weeks after being diagnosed with terminal cancer. He would have been 84 in May. Before he died at his home in Goshen which he shared with his wife and love of his life, Vita, and his daughter Lindsey and her family, he enjoyed a stream
- 17 JanRead more
Thank you to our 2016 donors. It is because of your generosity this year that disadvantaged youth are able to access the life-changing experiences here each summer. We are looking forward to another successful, music-filled year. If you have not yet had the chance to make a contribution, there is still plenty of time to
- 12 JanRead more
Tired of the same old options for Valentine’s Day? Litchfield Jazz has the answer! Join us for your own very special Valentine’s celebration, February 11, at a unique and hip venue– Litchfield Distillery, Connecticut’s newest and already award-winning micro-distillery. Space is limited – get your tickets today! Here’s what you can expect—a Litchfield Distillery Signature
- 04 JanRead more
Now is a great time to start thinking about ways to get involved for 2017. We have many different types of opportunities available. We offer summer internships, sponsorship and advertising opportunities for our business fans, vendor opportunities for artists and chefs, and of course volunteer opportunities abound – many of our volunteers have been with
- 12 JanRead more
This year we are launching Litchfield Jazz Camp Kids, a special summer program for children 8-11 years old. Registration is now open, space is limited. Financial aid is available. Produced by Litchfield Performing Arts, Inc. at Washington Montessori School in New Preston, CT, Litchfield Jazz Camp Kids is a new 1-week music day camp for early learners and
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