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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 2019.

General Information


Tuition: Tuition fees have been waived thanks to a generous donation provided by the Steward Family Foundation and World Wide Technology Foundation.

Room: $1,190
Board: $955
(Scholarships Available)

Ages Range: Grades 9-12
Program Length: 2 weeks residential
Program Start Date: July 15th, 2019
Program End Date: July 28th, 2019


Past Faculty Members Have Included:

Wynton Marsalis, Trumpet
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:        212-258-9922