Friday, March 28, 2014

New York Jazz Academy Summer Intensives Available Now

New York Jazz Academy (NYJA) is providing 2014 summer jazz intensives for both teens and adults. Intensives are tailored for all levels of musical capability and emphasize playing experience through classes, clinics and performance. Workshops are held July through August and participants may choose to attend one or more weeks.

NEW YORK CITY, MARCH 26, 2014 - NYJA’s summer intensives are designed to advance the musicality and jazz experience of all aspiring musicians. Intensives immerse students in collaborative music making, music reading and improvising. They also include visits to influential New York venues, clubs and historical sites. Students are given opportunities to meet with popular musicians currently performing in today’s jazz scene.

Participants are placed into appropriate performance ensembles for their level of learning. This allows students to collaborate with other aspiring musicians while they learn together through jazz. New curricular material is emphasized each week to give returning musicians the opportunity to learn new and exciting elements of jazz with every visit. Students are guided through jazz theory classes, sectional workshops, ensemble rehearsals and optional jam sessions among other types of developed learning models. This summer’s intensives will be held at 263 W 86th St, New York, NY 10024, United States.

Students may choose to participate in one or more weeks.

Week 1: July 7 – 11
Week 2: July 14 – 18
Week 3: July 21 – 25
Week 4: July 28 - Aug. 1
Week 5: Aug. 4 – 8
Week 6: Aug. 11 -15
Week 7: Aug. 18 – 22
Week 8: Aug. 25 – 29

NYJA’s intensives are taught by some of New York’s finest performing artists and teachers, including Dave Ambrosio, Kelly Ash, Adam Birnbaum, Dan Blankinship, Tom Dempsey, Dan Kaufman, Alex Nguyen, Tammy Scheffer, Michael Webster, Pete Zimmer and others. Outside of summer intensives, NYJA’s talented faculty also provides a jazz online program, small ensembles, improv workshops and private lessons among other various styles of learning.

About New York Jazz Academy

NYJA is a jazz music school that originated in Manhattan and now extends through Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island. The academy is determined to provide high-quality rehearsal opportunities and performance ensembles to aspiring musicians of all ages and musical backgrounds. Passionate students are given the opportunity to practice jazz on virtually any instrument. NYJA also provides outreach for school assemblies, special performances, educational consulting, custom workshops and publishing.

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