Oct 1, 2023
High School musicians in and around Monmouth County are gearing up to begin an intensive training program in the art of jazz
High School musicians in and around Monmouth County are gearing up to begin an intensive training program in the art of jazz. The Jazz Arts Academy begins their Fall season with expert musical mentoring for youth ages 13-18 with performance ensembles, improvisation training, general musicianship, coaching, and special workshops. an intensive one week jazz camp concludes with a performance at the annual summer-long festival. A Special showcase concert is being planned where the students will share the stage with top pros and play to a large audience of patrons as well as family and friends.
This year-round comprehensive jazz studies program is produced in a strategic arts partnership with the Count Basie Center for the Arts. Because the non-profit parent organization—Jazz Arts Project—has the most connections to world-class Jazz Artists from the the entire region, and because the organization produces the most successful and engaging jazz events in the area, this training program is the ideal place for high school age instrumentalists to learn about this art form first had and to grow as musicians.
Although the Academy is a fee based program, tuition assistance grants and a limited number of full scholarships are available. Families should apply early, as these opportunities are limited.
The program includes:
• Instruction from world-class professional musicians
• Visiting clinicians and masterclasses
• Jazz ensemble training (Combos & Big Band)
• Personalized instruction
• Music theory and improvisation training
• Listening sessions
More information can be found on our web site
for a direct link to registration click here