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: Enrollment for the 2019-2020 School Year will open soon!

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:

  • Small Groups for individualized technical feedback and development
  • Custom musical arrangements written for each student
  • Development of sight reading and improvisation skills
  • Applied music theory concepts
  • Teamwork, accountability, and collaboration: students are a part of a team and all parts of the team are critical to the whole performance
  • Building personal confidence
  • Formal ensemble audition experience including preparation and presentation
  • Extra performance/recital opportunities planned at the discretion of Bill and The Conservatory staff.
  • An exclusive, offsite, public concert 

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 during the school year, or consistent lack of preparation for rehearsals. 

NEW for Summer 2019

Jazz Ensemble Class

Directed by Bill Gottshall
4 Thursdays: 7/11, 7/18, 7/25, & 8/1 * 6:30PM - 8:00Pm
Ages:  10 - 18 Years

This class offers a small sample of the Jazz Performance Program without the commitment. 
This is a great opportunity  to see if joining the Jazz Performance Program is right for you!  
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