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Newark Arts High Chorus To Sing at NJIT: Vocalist Yvette Glover Will Join Them

The Advanced Mixed Chorus from Newark’s Arts High School and jazz singer Yvette Glover will perform at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) as part of the university’s celebration of Black History Month.

The concert is scheduled for Feb. 1, 2006 at 4 p.m. in the Jim Wise Theater on the NJIT campus. The concert, free and open to the public, is sponsored by the NJIT Technology and Society Forum Series and the Educational Opportunity Program at NJIT. Parking is available.

The Advanced Mixed Chorus is a combination of the Advanced Women’s Chorus and Advanced Men’s Chorus. Members of these groups are students in the Arts High Vocal Department, which enrolls some 140 talented young men and women. In addition to participating in concerts at the school, the Advanced Mixed Chorus performs across the state.

Arts High prominent alumni include singer Sarah Vaughn, saxophonist Wayne Shorter, singer/actress Melba Moore and, more recently, singer/actress Tisha Campbell and tap dancer Savion Glover.

Joining the Arts High students for the NJIT concert will be Yvette Glover, a jazz vocalist and mother of Savion Glover. She is the guest vocalist at many of his shows and is a frequent mistress of ceremonies at major tap dance festivals. In addition to appearing throughout the U.S., she has performed in Europe and South America.

The concert launches NJIT’s spring Technology and Society Forum Series. The forums explore the connections between the technological expertise that students study in the classroom and the real-world geo-political issues that affect the quality of human life.

Upcoming forums include Shirley Ann Jackson, president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Feb. 8, 2006 and Chris Phoenix, director of Research at the Center for Responsible Nanotechnology, April 5, 2006. All forums are free and open to the public.

One of the nation's leading public technological universities, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is a top-tier research university that prepares students to become leaders in the technology-dependent economy of the 21st century. NJIT's multidisciplinary curriculum and computing-intensive approach to education provide technological proficiency, business acumen and leadership skills. With an enrollment of more than 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, NJIT offers small-campus intimacy with the resources of a major public research university. NJIT is a global leader in such fields as solar research, nanotechnology, resilient design, tissue engineering, and cyber-security, in addition to others. NJIT ranks 5th among U.S. polytechnic universities in research expenditures, topping $110 million, and is among the top 1 percent of public colleges and universities in return on educational investment, according to PayScale.com.