INSTRUMENTAL LABS (9-10 AM)

Brass/Woodwinds Lab

Students will go through numerous workshops on breathing, warm-ups, sight-reading, improvisation and more.

Guitar/Bass Lab

Students will explore many genres including rock, blues, funk and more. The focus will be on chords and rhythmic comping.

Keyboard Lab

Students will learn and work on chords, improvisation, and rhythmic comping. Also focusing on scales, melodies, and complex rhythms.

Drum/Percussion Lab

Students will learn and work on rudiments as well as new grooves using the drum kit.  The focus will be on rhythm and improvisation.

MUSIC THEORY LABS (10-11 AM)

Students will be split up into different groups and will experience all theory labs

Improvisation/Ear Training/Rhythm

Students will learn and study jazz improvisation techniques. Focusing on blues scales, chord structures and song form. Students will practice ear training skills by using intervals and scales. Students will study and learn how to play complex rhythms as well as learn how to apply them to improvisation.

ENSEMBLES (11:30-1 PM)

Beginner Jazz Blues Combo

Students will study and perform various styles of jazz (focusing on blues) with specific emphasis on rhythms, articulation, and improvisation. Designed for students entering grades 5 - 6.

Intermediate Jazz Combo

Students will study and perform jazz charts with more complex melodies. Students will explore improvisation beyond the blues scale and chord progression. Designed for students entering grades 7-9

Advanced Jazz Combo

Students will study and perform advanced jazz charts focusing on theory and structure in improvisation. Students will learn various scales and modes that they can apply to their playing. Designed for students entering grades 10-12.


Students are welcome to stay in the music area of the school during daily 30 minute break and may bring a lunch/snack.

Friday Concert

@ 12 PM

Each Session Will Include: One Masterclass

Past Masterclasses Given By:

Dave Fox Trio

Cocek! Brass Band

Ken Clark Organ Trio

Phil Grenadier

Redline Brass Quintet

Fernando Brandao