This program enables students to hone skills in the language of jazz.
The session will culminate with a student showcase performance at a local venue alongside accomplished, professional jazz artists.
Visiting clinicians and masterclasses
Jazz ensemble training (Combos & Big Band)
Music theory and improvisation training
Location: Monmouth Conservatory of Music65 Chestnut St., Red Bank, NJ
Placement will be determined by performance evaluation. Students need to be between the ages of 13-18, have 3-4 years of experience playing their instrument, know at least 3-4 major scales, read music, and understand basic rhythms.
Tuition assistance grants and a limited number of full scholarships are available. Please apply early, as these opportunities are limited. There will be a discount for returning students and students registering by September 1st. Discounts can not be combined. Please reach out to Kiki Rausch at email@example.com for more information.
Jazz Arts Academy is presented by the non-profit organization Jazz Arts Project, in a strategic arts partnership program with the Count Basie Center for the Arts. For more information and an FAQ about the program visit: www.JazzArtsAcademy.org
Jazz Essential 101
For beginning jazz students this session will introduce concepts of jazz melody, phrasing, harmony and the introductory basics of jazz improvisation
Jazz Essentials 201
These more advanced classes will dive deeply into Jazz performance training. Topics covered will include ii-V-I vocabulary, substitutions, common scale patterns, advanced scales, and Jazz History. Each attendee will be placed in ensembles large or small (depending on enrollment) based on their ability and level. Listening sessions and performance training is integral to these intensive training sessions.
Tuition assistance grants and a limited number of full scholarships are available.
Please apply early, as these opportunities are limited.