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Summer Jazz Academy

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 2020.

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 13th, 2020
Program End Date: July 26th, 2020



Email:         SJAInfo@jazz.org
 Phone:        212-258-9922

Summer Jazz Workshop

Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Summer Jazz Workshop (SJW) is designed to support advanced high school jazz musicians aspiring to reach the next level of their jazz education. The one-week program provides students (grades 9-12) a unique jazz immersion experience unlike anything else in the heart of the jazz capitol of the world, New York City. Students apply through audition and participate in big band, combo, instrumental studio classes, and elective classes in ear training, history, recording, composition/arranging, and performance practices. The faculty, comprised of renowned jazz musicians, guide the students through a robust and eclectic curriculum that will inspire the prepare the students for future growth in jazz. The Summer Jazz Workshop is hosted in collaboration with Fordham University at the Fordham College at Lincoln Center campus.  

General Information

Tuition: $1,250

Room/Board: $650 

*Lunch: $90 (M-F, non-residential students, optional)

(Scholarships Available)

Ages Range: Grades 9-12

Program Length: 1 week 

Program Dates:

June 21-27, 2020


Email: youthprograms@jazz.org

Phone: 212-258-9871