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Spring 2024

Spring 2024

Instructors

Zach Lorelli & Anthony Ware

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.


Tuition: $550


  • Visiting clinicians and masterclasses

  • Jazz ensemble training (Combos & Big Band)

  • Personalized instruction

  • Music theory and improvisation training

  • Listening sessions


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 January 1st. Discounts can not be combined. Please reach out to Kiki Rausch at kyriakirausch@gmail.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.

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