Summer Jazz Piano Intensive


Summer Jazz Piano Intensive

Our Summer Jazz Piano Intensive has been postponed until 2021.

June 15 – 19, 2020

10am – 5pm

A 5-day intensive for the intermediate jazz pianist, focusing on rhythm, comping, and soloing in both piano-bass-drums jazz piano trio and solo piano formats.

Emphasis on swing feel, voicings and voice leading, and analysis of select masters’ solo transcriptions.

The week culminates with a student concert featuring all participants performing with the faculty rhythm section Friday at 7:30pm in Rendon Hall.

Enrollment limited to eight pianists.


Pianists must have the ability to play:

  • Major and minor scales and key signatures in both treble and bass clefs
  • Major, minor, diminished and augmented triads
  • Major, dominant and minor seventh chords


Susan Muscarella (jazz piano/private instruction)

Bob Karty (Latin jazz piano)

Matt Clark (private instruction)

Frank Martin (private instruction)

Ben Stolorow (private instruction)

Rhythm Section:

Jeff Denson, bass; Alan Hall, drums

Tuition • $975


Weekly Schedule

Jazz Piano Techniques (Mon-Fri 10 am)

Lunch (Mon-Fri Noon – 1pm)

Concert: Matt Clark, solo piano (Tue 1 pm)

Concert: Matt Clark Trio with Jeff Denson, bass, Alan Hall, drums (Thur 1 pm)

Private Instruction (Group 1) (Mon-Wed-Fri 1 pm)

Latin Jazz Piano Techniques (Group 2) (Mon-Wed-Fri 1 pm)

Private Instruction (Group 2) (Mon-Wed-Fri 2 pm)

Latin Jazz Piano Techniques (Group 1) (Mon-Wed-Fri 2 pm)

Trio Rehearsal (Mon-Fri 3 pm)

Student Performances (Fri 7:30 pm)


Audition required: email for appointment.

Refund Policy: $100 of program tuition is non-refundable until May 1st.  After that date, all tuition is non-refundable.