Our organization promotes the art of magic, encourages fellowship and maintains the highest ethical standards. We provide a friendly, inspiring environment where members and their guests can enjoy the art and each other’s company. Our goals are to advance the art and promote a positive image of magic and magicians worldwide.
magician members are qualified magicians who are actively practicing magic either as a career or hobby, and have auditioned before Academy’s membership reviewing committee. Also included in the Magician Membership are non-performers, such as producers, writers, magic historians, scholars, and inventors who have demonstrated more than a superficial interest and knowledge of magic. Currently, there are close to 2,500 Magician Members in the Academy living in more than two dozen countries around the world.
People who love the art of magic and our Club. Many of these Members are professionals from the worlds of entertainment, law, finance, and medicine. Some are amateur magicians who don’t necessarily perform but enjoy magic, its history, and its allied arts as a hobby. Others are friends of Magician Members who enjoy the unique atmosphere of the most awe-inducing private clubhouse in the world. Associate Member applications must be approved by the Board of Directors.
honorary life memberships and vip memberships are presented by the Board of Directors to world-famous magicians, celebrities, and individual members of the Academy who have contributed to the advancement of the art of magic.
The Magic Castle’s Junior Society was founded in 1974 by magician and Academy of Magical Arts member Diana Zimmerman. The group provides mentoring for gifted and dedicated young magicians between the ages of 13 & 20 years-old in order to develop their magical interests and prowess through exposure to leading professionals in the field, performance workshops designed to improve skills & technique, and a network for meeting and interacting with others who possess similar interests. Alumni of the program include successful & award-winning artists such as Dirk Arthur, Bill Goodwin, Neil Patrick Harris, Christopher Hart, Kevin James, Mark Kalin and Michael Weber.
Junior members attend monthly meetings that include sessioning with other members & mentors, special lectures and educational activities designed for the group. Additionally, junior members enjoy many of the same private club benefits as regular magician members including access to the Magic Castle during weekend brunches, the privilege of inviting guests, access to the Magic Castle’s book and video library, attending Sunday magician members only lectures, and they can qualify for performance opportunities during regular weekend brunch shows and in the evenings during the annual Future Stars of Magic Week.
Magic Castle’s Junior Society Membership & Auditions
Membership in the Magic Castle Junior Society is very limited and is by audition only. Auditions are held biannually in March and September (subject to change) and those between the ages of 13 & 19 are eligible. The audition consists of either a close-up or stage magic performance in front of the Junior Committee. There is a strict five-minute time limit on all auditions and anyone exceeding this limit will be automatically disqualified. Those who are disqualified or are not accepted into the program are encouraged to return and try out again at a future audition. Decisions regarding acceptance are at the sole discretion of the Junior Committee and are based upon the performer’s creativity, originality, technical proficiency & depth of knowledge of magic.
For general inquiries about the Magic Castle’s Junior Society please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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our members are proud to be part of an internationally recognized organization that advances the art and develops new ways of stimulating interest in magic. Among our most beloved efforts is The Magic Castle, our home, and the most unique private clubhouse in the world.