Jazz at Cornish affords talented middle and high school students an opportunity to develop their jazz improvisation skills with the nationally renowned Cornish College of the Arts jazz faculty and special guest artists. Students can expect an exciting and fun-filled week playing in ensembles with other talented students, and will benefit from both formal and informal tutoring by the faculty. The workshop has been designed so aspiring young musicians can unleash their creative potential and develop the improvisational skills required for spontaneous, interactive music making. Through various exercises designed to cultivate deeper listening skills and boost confidence, the workshop will delve into the art of jazz improvisation. The week culminates in a Saturday concert featuring all of the students in ensembles of different sizes and styles.
Who should enroll?
Students ages 12 to 19 at an intermediate skill level on their instruments and who already have experience playing in their middle school or high school band or orchestra. Vocalists as well as instrumentalists are encouraged to apply.
Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm with a break for lunch, and a concluding performance scheduled for Saturday, July 11 at 11:00am in PONCHO Concert Hall on the Cornish campus.
Open for enrollment to students, ages 12-19, with an audition for ensemble groupings.
What to bring empty
Requirements & Availability
12 - 19
Learn more about the audition process.
- Dawn Clement
- Chris Stover
- Ben Thomas
- Tim Carey