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announcements on the
2017 Summer Jazz Workshop!
The 2016 Summer Jazz Workshop is accepting students from across Canada, the USA and around the world. The two week workshop provides participants with access to high quality instruction in jazz and the opportunity to perform and record with other students and professionals who share their interest and passion for the music.
Up to fifty music students will be selected through a recorded audition process. Successful applicants attend daily classes and rehearsals that included combo rehearsals, master classes, workshops, improvisation clinics, listening sessions and professional concerts. Participants will be selected on the basis of talent and proficiency. Special consideration will be given to high school age students who demonstrate exceptional ability.
At the end of the first week of the workshop, all combos will perform a Gala Concert at the Jazz Bistro and record in Humber’s state-of-the-art recording studio. Each student will receive an mp3 copy of their combo’s studio session.
Scholarship funds for qualified students and travel subsidies for out-of-town participants may be available.
Registration Fee: $800 (covers full two week workshop)
Scholarship Applications, Financial Assistance and Travel Subsidy
Students applying for any of the above funds must submit their applications by March 15, 2016.
Students wishing to be considered for scholarships should submit completed application forms and audition material by May 8th, 2016. First round acceptances and scholarship/travel subsidies will be announced in mid-April.
Students requiring financial assistance should check the appropriate box when submitting their application. Once acceptance into the workshop has been approved, you will be asked to submit a specific application for financial assistance.
Out-of-town participants who require travel subsidy should check the appropriate box on the application form. Available funds will be dispersed based on performance level and travel distance. Participants who wish to stay in residence should contact Emily Rockarts at email@example.com Space is limited, so book early.
2016 Workshop Schedule: July 4 – 17th
Thursday, July 7th ~ 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Youth Jazz Canada at the Rex
NYJC and select Wkshp Combos perform
With Guest Artists Adam Nussbaum & Kirk MacDonald
Monday, July 11th ~ 7 – 9 pm
NYJC at The Emmett Ray
Friday, July 15th 4 – 8 pm
Gala Concert at the Jazz Bistro
All Combos perform
Guest Artists Pat LaBarbera & Kirk MacDonald
Saturday, July 16th
Combos record in Humber Studios
Combos perform on the MainStage, Beaches International Jazz Festival
Sunday, July 17th
Combos perform at the Beaches International Jazz Festival
NYJC records in Humber Studios