About The Jazzschool Young Musicians Program
The Jazzschool Young Musicians Program is a comprehensive music education and performance program designed for instrumental and vocal students between the ages of 11 and 18. The Young Musicians Program has been at the center of the Jazzschool’s educational and artistic goals since its founding in 1997. Its curriculum provides students with the opportunity to work with professional jazz artists and educators, strengthening their performance skills, expanding their knowledge of jazz theory and improvisation, and learning more about the foundations of jazz and world music. Students participate in after-school classes, master classes with nationally known jazz artists, and are featured in public performances in venues throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and abroad.
The Jazzschool Young Musicians Program ensembles require a three quarter commitment (fall, winter, spring). Students that cannot commit to a full school year are still encouraged to audition, however priority will be given to students that can commit for the entire school year. Students wishing to audition mid-year will be placed in the program based on availability of open places in ensembles and the student’s ability level. Please note that we may not be able to accommodate all students but it is our goal and mission to find a place for everyone!