Columbus Youth Jazz Summer Workshop

Week One: June 14-18, 2021
Week Two: June 21-25, 2021
Week Three: July 12-16, 2021
Week Four: July 19-23, 2021

Monday through Friday | 12:00 – 3:00 PM

Tuition: $125

The Columbus Youth Jazz Summer Workshop is back in-person for 2021! Join us for 1-4 weeks of music-making, where we will play jazz together in small, socially-distanced combos. You will have the opportunity to play alongside your peers in a band led by one of our renowned teaching artists. Areas of focus include:

– How to learn a jazz song
– How to improvise
– Technique on your instrument
– Creating an original arrangement

Each week, we will explore new composers, songs, and styles. At the end of each week, we will host a jam session to put our newly learned skills to the test.

During each session, we will be strictly adhering to CDC guidelines for COVID-19 safety, including masks and social distancing. Read more about our COVID procedures HERE.

Please see the dates below to choose which weeks you would like to join us at the Jazz Academy. Each week will be new and different so we encourage you to sign up for as many as you’re able to attend! Attendance is limited due to social distancing restrictions and will be filled on a first-come first-serve basis, with certain seats reserved based on instrumentation.

Tuition for each week is $125 per student and payment must be received to reserve your spot in the program. Need-based scholarships are available upon request to the education department.

Jazz Academy Vocal Workshop

July 26-30, 2021  |  12:00 – 3:00 PM

Tuition: $125

Do you sing in choir, musical theatre, play an instrument or simply LOVE to sing? The Jazz Academy is here to bring out your inner voice! The Jazz Academy Vocal Workshop is a week-long in-person workshop will provide vocalists the opportunity to explore the ins and outs of jazz singing, including style, improvisation and vocal technique through a series of masterclasses, listening sessions and private lessons. Each day, students will sing solo with a band and with each other in a vocal jazz ensemble. Listening sessions will focus on the sensational jazz singers, such as Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Frank Sinatra, and singers who were influenced by jazz, like Aretha Franklin and Etta James! 

For middle and high schools students interested in developing their jazz voice, no experience necessary.

During each session, we will be strictly adhering to CDC guidelines for COVID-19 safety, including masks and social distancing. Read more about our COVID procedures HERE.

Attendance is limited due to social distancing restrictions and will be filled on a first-come first-serve basis. Tuition for each week is $125 per student and payment must be received to reserve your spot in the program. Need-based scholarships are available upon request to the education department.