The 2020 offers summer and fall sessions. Summer sessions meet for one week with students rehearsing in a combo setting for three hours each day. Fall sessions are offered weekly on Saturdays. All programs conclude with live recording session that students can later share with family and friends. Interested participants are welcome to sign up for more than one session.

Session dates below. Register HERE.

Summer Sessions

July 27th to 31st (Monday thru Friday)
9:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
or
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
 

August 3rd to 7th (Monday thru Friday)
9:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
or
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Fall Saturday Sessions

Saturdays, Sept 12th to October 17th
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The Workshop creates a setting in which students are advised and mentored by master jazz musicians and educators. Individuals new to jazz receive an excellent introduction to the music while more advanced students make use the workshop to rapidly improve in a short period of time. All students benefit from the low student/instructor ratio of six to one or even less. In addition to program director Doug Little, several guest faculty visit during the week and students receive a variety of insights into the music. Students study in a relaxed yet focused atmosphere which allows them maximize their creativity and understanding of jazz music.

The Student workshops are open to aspiring musicians ages 13 and up. 

This activity its made possible, in part, by funds provided by the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council (MRAC) from an appropriation by the Minnesota Legislature. Additional Support is provided by the Dakota Foundation for Jazz Education.