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CJC IS THE ONLY INDEPENDENT, ACCREDITED MUSIC CONSERVATORY IN THE COUNTRY SOLELY DEVOTED TO JAZZ

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“The CJC vocal program focuses on solo vocal performance, offering a unique jazz education as an essential grounding for any singer…”
Laurie Antonioli, Vocal Program Chair

“The California Jazz Conservatory is a community where musicians flourish…developing your own gifts and creativity into something that expresses your own uniqueness.”

Autumn Salvo
CJC Degree Program Student
“The California Jazz Conservatory is an exceptional institution, fostering the next generation of artists and educators …many on the cutting edge…performing, composing, teaching, touring throughout the world.”

Dr. Jeff Denson, DMA
Dean of Instruction, CJC

THE JAZZSCHOOL AT CJC OFFERS YEAR-ROUND CLASSES & WORKSHOPS FOR MUSICIANS & MUSIC FANS

 

Online Classes

 

Online Workshops 

 

Young Musicians

 

 Camps & Intensives

Upcoming Jazzschool-Online Workshops

ABOUT THE CALIFORNIA JAZZ CONSERVATORY

Founded in 2009, the California Jazz Conservatory (CJC) is the only independent, accredited music conservatory in the country devoted solely to the study and performance of the African American art form, jazz, and related styles of music.

CJC offers instrumentalists and vocalists a Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Studies;  Associate of Arts degree in Jazz Studies; and a Master’s Degree for the 21st Century Jazz Composer-Performer.

Click/Tap here to download the CJC 2020-2021 General Catalog.

The California Jazz Conservatory offers students:

  • A 100% jazz-relevant curriculum taught by artist-educators with a proven track record of turning students into professionals, musicians into artists
  • A synergistic, comprehensive program of jazz education and performance for today’s professional jazz instrumentalist and vocalist
  • Small classes taught by professional artists and experienced educators in the field of jazz and related styles of music
  • Opportunities to study with preeminent artists and educators
  • Performance opportunities at prominent Bay Area venues and workshop opportunities with resident faculty and visiting artists
  • Access to important networking opportunities

The CJC campus is located in two buildings on Addison Street in the heart of the Downtown Berkeley Arts District with many arts and performance venues nearby. Public transit, located within a block of CJC, offers easy access to the San Francisco Bay Area arts, entertainment, cultural, and performance offerings.

The Jazzschool at CJC (the Conservatory’s community music school) offers classes and workshops for instrumentalists (piano & keyboard, guitar, bass, drums & percussion, saxophone, brass) and for vocalists, focusing on theory, performance, musicianship, improvisation, composition, history, culture, aesthetics, and the music business. The Jazzschool at CJC also offers a Young Musicians Program with classes and workshops for beginning, intermediate and advanced young musicians.

The California Jazz Conservatory / 2087 Addison Street / Berkeley, CA 94704 / 510.845.5373 /cjc.edu / info@cjc.edu

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