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Hello and welcome!

Rob Ewing

This summer we’re doing things a little differently!

We’ve split the summer quarter into two 3-week mini-sessions, with some courses meeting once a week and, for the first time, several of our ensemble courses meeting twice a week. This more compressed and intensive schedule will be of benefit to students, allowing for
more flexible summer plans. Students can sign up for courses in July or August (or both!). I’m particularly excited about ensembles meeting twice a week, which I know will supercharge group sound and rapport in a short amount of time. We are also offering, (for the first time ever!) a student performance series over the summer at the conclusion of both
the July and August sessions.

We are offering quite a few brand new courses, many of which will likely only be offered
over the summer. Many of these courses can’t be found anywhere else, and they are sure
to provide new perspectives on music making.Just a few of the new course titles: Bebop
Melodic Improvisation, Jazz Improvisation for Classical Musicians, Jazz Basics with
Melodica, Demystifying Coltrane Changes, and Uptempo Swing.

We’re also offering our popular camps and intensives for youth and adults, including the Vocal and Guitar intensives, week-long programs for serious adult players, and three different youth camps including the Summer Youth Program, the Girls’ Jazz & Blues Camp, and the High School
Jazz Intensive.

I would love to hear what you think about the programs offered, and please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions about the courses or would like to come in for a consultation and/ or placement audition.

Hope to see you at the school this Summer!


Rob Ewing
Jazzschool Community Music School

The Word

“It’s the only place that I know of that offers such high level jazz ensembles for middle/high school students. Last year, my school music program was not challenging enough for me and so I loved being involved in the High School Jazz Ensemble!”

— Jazzschool Student