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National Jazz Workshop

  • 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
  • Mary Pappert School of Music


The National Jazz Workshop has set a standard of excellence for students, educators and performers who are serious about learning and mastering the language of the definitive American art form, Jazz. NJW offers an intensive, fully comprehensive curriculum to include improvisation, big band and small-group performance pedagogy, composition, jazz history, arranging, music recording and production, and instrumental master classes. NJW is inspired by the legendary Stan Kenton Jazz Camp model, first held in 1959 at Indiana University, where, as Kenton would say, students would "take a bath in jazz."

Throughout the week students will receive instruction and coaching from National Jazz Workshop faculty that is focused on raising the level of performance of each participant. The main goal of the workshop is to provide participants with the resources and direction to further develop and expand individual skills during, after the camp, and throughout the year.

The National Jazz Workshop is designed for students, educators, professionals and jazz enthusiasts of all levels and abilities, but you must be a rising 9th grader or older to attend the overnight camp at Duquesne University.