Light of Day Next Generation

On January 21, 2024, Rockit Academy students rocked the crowd performing hits from the “I Want My 80’s” show on The Stone Pony’s legendary stage for Light of Day Next Generation to help raise money and awareness to fund research, education, and improve the quality of life for those affected by Parkinson’s Disease, ALS and … Continued

Kick Cancer Overboard Concert

On December 29, 2023 Rockit Academy joined Kick Cancer Overboard, for their annual holiday event with a concert at Tim McLoone’s Supper Club in Asbury Park. Kick Cancer Overboard is a nonprofit organization that gives free cruises to families affected by cancer. The event raised over $10K and KCO awarded cruises to five families, including … Continued

Caroling for Alex

Rockit musicians joined Be Like Jake, a non-profit foundation that raises awareness and funds for childhood cancer, and brought holiday cheer to Alex, a 12-year-old who was diagnosed with stage IV cancer (Rhabdomyosarcoma). Alex is in the midst of aggressive treatments at CHOP for at least the next 18 months. Alex and his family received … Continued

Rockit Says Goodbye to House of Independents

House of Independents experienced a devastating flood in September and were unable to reopen their doors from the damage. Rockit Academy will miss our home at HOI and would like to thank the venue for supporting our young musicians and being our home for the past few years

Teddy Kurdyla Receives Gibson Lou Pallo Scholarship

HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to Teddy Kurdyla for being awarded the Gibson Lou Pallo Scholarship! In his essay Teddy wrote, “I will strive to be as humble and impactful as the great Lou Pallo.” Gibson Gives and the Rockit Live Foundation established a scholarship in Lou Pallo’s name for guitarists. Teddy received a Gibson Les Paul guitar … Continued

Emersyn Returns to the Stage

It has been a year since Emersyn was diagnosed with AML leukemia and having her back on stage Sunday night at our “I WANT MY 80s” show on her 16th birthday was pure JOY! Bruce Gallipani reflected on the evening, “Just one day earlier at rehearsal, I told Emersyn’s band that there will be ten … Continued

Groovin’ Opens for “An Evening of Legends”

The Eddie Brigati Honors Scholarship band, Groovin’, will open at “An Evening of Legends” at 7PM on Saturday, December 2nd, 2023 at Monmouth University’s Pollak Theatre. It will be a night of tributes to Neil Diamond, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Bobby Valli will sing Jersey Boys hits. Groovin’ will tribute the Rascals, playing hits … Continued

Rockit Proudly Introduces: Groovin’ – A Tribute to the Young Rascals

With the blessing and support from Eddie Brigati, the Rockit Live Foundation is excited and honored to launch the Eddie Brigati Honors Scholarship. This honors program was created to acknowledge Rockit Academy students who go above and beyond to fulfill the mission of our organization by demonstrating a strong work ethic in pursuit of achieving … Continued

Craig Balsam Donates Studio Equipment to Rockit

Bill Carbone, the executive Director of Steven Van Zandt’s Teach Rock, connected Rockit with Craig Balsam who donated an ENTIRE STUDIO equipment to Rockit Live Foundation! Craig is an American entertainment industry entrepreneur, Tony Award-winning theatrical producer and film producer. He is co-founder of NYC based independent music company, Razor & Tie, as well as … Continued

Rockit Summer Recap

Scholarship Spotlight:Kaitlyn Taylor The Rockit Live Foundation makes our elite program available to any aspiring artist at every level of economic status through scholarships. Kaitlyn Taylor, a high school senior, has been a bassist at Rockit Academy for over a year. Originally self taught, Kaitlyn’s talents have grown exponentially in her year at Rockit. Kaitlyn … Continued