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Jazzschool Youth Director Message


Dear JYMP students and parents,

I know I speak for all of the middle and high school combo directors when I say that it’s a real privilege to be able to work with the students in the Jazzschool’s Young Musicians Program! To be able to spend time working on an art form that you love with young people who are eager to learn, and seeing them improve over the course of a ten-week quarter is rewarding and inspiring. It’s rewarding because you see the students do things at the end of the quarter that you know you’ve worked on with them, and inspiring because you can see that it’s possible for one to keep growing, no matter what your age and level. Being able to play music with the students and demonstrate the things that
you’re describing keeps you on your toes; these young musicians absorb concepts and ideas very quickly, and they have energy to spare! All of this goes toward explaining why the coaches in the Jazzschool Young Musicians Program love their jobs and love teaching your kids. Let’s keep it going! In addition to Spring ensembles, we’ve got lots of exciting summer programs coming up, including our 2-week Summer Youth Program in June, the High School Jazz Intensive in July and the Girls’ Jazz & Blues Camp in early August. Please read on for details.


Erik Jekabson
Director, Jazzschool Young Musicians Program


Winter 2017 CALENDAR

Jazzschool Community Music School Winter Quarter
January 9 – March 20 (10 weeks)

Ensemble Placement Auditions:

School Closure:
MLK Jr. Day, January 16

Winter Performance Series:
March 21 – 30

For detail about Youth Ensemble Placement Auditions, see Auditions.


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