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Jam at Jazz Lab in June 2018!

June 24th - 30th

Jazz Lab

June 24–30, 2018

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Jazz Lab sets out to educate young jazz musicians by promoting artistry, practical training, and creative music making. NEC's Jazz Lab is a one week jazz intensive, where students aged 14-18 work with premier jazz faculty and participate in a schedule full of improvisation, small group training, jam sessions, entrepreneurial workshops and creative music making.

The program features daily classes in jazz theory and ear training, improvisation, small ensemble rehearsals, masterclasses, and concerts. This year’s renowned guest artists, Ken Schaphorst, Luis Bonilla, Dov Manksi, Kristin Slipp, and Joe Morris will not only have an impact on participants through their innovative teaching, but with their spectacular performances throughout the week.

Henrique Eisenmann, Artistic Director
Tim Lienhard, Executive Director

Please contact jazzlab@necmusic.edu with all questions!

Program Details

NEC's Jazz Lab is a one week jazz intensive, where students ages 14-18 work with premier jazz faculty and participate in a schedule full of improvisation, small group training, jam sessions, entrepreneurial workshops and college audition prep. Guest artists hold masterclasses paired with evening concerts throughout the week.

Sample Daily Schedule

Sample schedule for most days; Sunday and Saturday schedules will vary. Subject to change.

9:00 - 10:00 am Warm-ups

10:15 - 11:15 am Jazz Ear Training/Theory

11:30 am - 12:30 pm Jazz Styles

12:30 - 1:15 pm Lunch

1:15 - 3:00 pm Small Ensemble Rehearsal

3:00 - 4:30 pm Guest Artist Masterclass

4:30 - 6:00 pm Free time/Lessons/Open Jam Sessions (each student will receive one 45-minute private lesson during the week)

6:00 - 7:00 pm Dinner

7:00 - 7:45 pm Seminar

8:00 - 9:30 pm Concert

Entrepreneurship and Audition Prep

The week will feature seminars in entrepreneurship and training for careers in music. NEC jazz alumni talk about what it takes to promote your music, produce concerts, build a private teaching studio and find success as a 21st century jazz musician. Faculty will also instruct students on applying to conservatories, schools of music and universities; what to look for in potential colleges and techniques for a successful audition/application.

Jazz Styles

Each day, students take an hour-long jazz styles course. The jazz styles courses are designed to rotate each day, exposing students to a variety of topics and ideas. Jazz Lab will feature jazz styles curriculum that includes jazz history, developement of individual style, percussion and rhythm techniques, and world music.

Concerts and Jams

Faculty and guest artists give fabulous concerts each evening. Jam sessions at all levels occur throughout the day. Students give an end-of-session concert.

Tuition & Registration

We welcome ages 14 to 18 at all proficiency levels. Students are accepted from all over the U.S. and abroad. Instrumentalists and vocalists are welcome. Housing registration will begin in January 2018. Please feel free to contact grace.allendorf@necmusic.edu to secure your space now.

2018 Tuition and Fees
Tuition (includes lunch and dinner daily)$1,115
Housing (includes breakfast. Linens are not included)$654

Fees include all classes, one private lesson with faculty, rooming for six nights (residents only Sunday–Friday), nightly faculty concerts, jam sessions, a t-shirt and meals each day (dietary needs are accommodated). Both resident students and day participants are welcome!

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Jazz Lab Handbook

All the details about expectations, housing, meals, required forms, and more.

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