A Message from Jazz Department Chair, David Zoffer:
The NEC Prep Jazz program is one of the most comprehensive and largest pre-college jazz programs of its kind in the world. We welcome students from eight – eighteen years old at any level of experience, for any instrument and voice.
We not only prepare students at the highest level to enter into the most prestigious jazz colleges and competitions (Grammy™ Band, YoungArts, DownBeat Awards, Districts, All-States, etc.), but also introduce beginners to jazz with energetic, supportive instruction by world renowned faculty—many of whom are also teaching at the college level in the New England area.
Our program takes a global approach to jazz, integrating music from the United States and around the world, including bebop, funk, Bossa Nova, samba, Afro-Cuban, fusion, post-bop, free jazz, blues, swing, rock, New Orleans, as well as contemporary styles.
Students are exposed to every aspect of the music—history, analysis, composition, songwriting, and performance.
Ready to sign up? Click the button below to go to the Jazz Placement Page or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for questions about the Jazz program and getting a placement meeting for the program.