High School Intensive

High School Intensive

July 6 – 10, 2020
10am – 4pm

A Five-Day Intensive for Advanced High School Jazz Instrumentalists!
Michael Zilber,
Artistic Director

Six to eight advanced high school musicians are selected to work closely with top Bay Area jazz artists for a week of rehearsals, master classes and private lessons. Concludes with a performance at the Jazzschool.

A departure from the typical one-instructor-to-an-ensemble model, the student group meets daily with a complete ensemble of seasoned professional musicians working to develop improvisation and arranging/composition skills in an intensive rehearsal format. Each participant receives a professional-quality recording of the concert!  Openings for all rhythm section instruments and horns.

Sample Schedule

10-11am, Group plays from assigned tunes for all faculty
11:15am-12pm, Individual private lessons
1-3pm, Group rehearsal w faculty
3-4pm, Student-run rehearsal

Tuesday – Thursday
10am-12pm, Masterclass
1-3pm, Group rehearsal with faculty
3-4pm, Student-run rehearsal

11am-1pm, Dress rehearsal for students
2-4pm, Faculty open dress rehearsal
8-10pm, Concert at the California Jazz Conservatory

Tuition • $795

Students should prepare one ballad and one uptempo tune, memorizing the melody and changes. Please choose from the following:

Soul Eyes, Infant Eyes, Ruby My Dear

Up Tempo
Satellite, Moontrane, Picadilly Lily

Students will also sightread a provided piece at the audition.

Click here to download audition charts.


For more information and audition prescreening, please contact Young Musicians Program director Erik Jekabson at erik@cjc.edu or call the CJC at 510.845.5373

Dr. Michael Zilber is the director of the Jazzschool’s multiple DownBeat award-winning Advanced High School Jazz Workshop.

 Refund Policy: Tuition is non-refundable.