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Jazz at Lincoln Center's Summer Jazz Academy is the premier high school program for advanced high school jazz students. This two-week program, designed and instructed by a select team of faculty, serves as a rigorous training institute for 42 of the most advanced and dedicated high school jazz students (grades 9-12). Students will apply by audition and participate in one of two big bands multiple performing small combos, receive private lessons, and experience classes in aesthetics, culture, history, performance practice, and pedagogy. In addition to this educational component, the institute will also feature several public performances featuring the student combos, student big bands, along with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra at Bard College during the summer of 2018.

General Information

Tuition: FREE
Room: $1,190
Board: $952
(Scholarships Available)

Ages Range:        Grades 9-12
Program Length:    2 weeks residential
Program Start Date(s):  July 16th, 2018
Program End Date:    July 29th, 2018



Marcus Printup, Trumpet 
Ted Nash, Saxophone 
Vincent Gardner, Trombone 
Helen Sung, Piano 
James Chirillo, Guitar 
Rodney Whitaker, Bass 
Marion Felder, Drums


Email:         SJAInfo@jazz.org
Phone:        212-258-9810