The Conservatory’s Jazz Performance Program develops musicianship and performance skills through ensemble playing devoted to the performance of jazz repertoire.  All instruments are welcome to audition for proper placement.  Bill Gottshall, Performance Program Manager, will conduct all auditions. There are two levels available. 

Intermediate Jazz: Thursdays, 6:30pm – 8:30pm (September - June)

Advanced Jazz: Tuesdays, 6:30pm-8:30pm (September - June)

To Audition:  Call 215-340-7979

Enrollment: Due to COVID-19 we are currently re-evaluating our Jazz Program and enrollment for school year 2020-2021 will open later than anticipated. Thank you for your patience.

Tuition for Conservatory Private Lesson Students:  $70 per month ($630 for the year)

Tuition for Non-Conservatory Students: $80.00 per month ($720 for the year)

The Jazz Performance Program offers many benefits beyond what the former structure of the ensembles could support, including:

  • Students will learn about sight reading, improvisation, and music theory along with sharping their skills on their individual instrument.
  • Build performance technique and personal confidence
  • Custom arrangements are created for each ensemble based on each student’s instrument and skill level.
  • Students learn how to set individual and common goals
  • Personal work ethic and time management skills
  • Grow teamwork/collaboration skills by working as a group
  • Student leadership and mentor opportunities
  • Exclusive performance opportunities

Participation in the Jazz Performance Program requires a high level of commitment as students will be expected to practice at home and come to all rehearsals prepared. The Conservatory reserves the right to remove any student from the program due to: late or insufficient payment, frequent student tardiness, excessive absences, or consistent lack of preparation for rehearsals.