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Continuing Education - Youth and Precollege

Summer 2013 Precollege Programs in the Arts:
Jazz Workshop

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Grades 9–12

Update: Program is canceled.

Typical Day

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Previous Performance


Join this fun, focused program that provides a supportive environment where you can study jazz and play with motivated peers under the guidance of passionate musicians and educators. Immerse yourself in the world of jazz through daily small ensemble rehearsals, instrumental master classes, and modules devoted to jazz history and improvisation. Learn the fundamentals of music theory, including harmony, melody, song form, and rhythm. All levels of experience are welcome—from beginning to advanced—including students with a classical, rock, or country background and those with no previous jazz training. Receive a DVD of the final concert!

To broaden exposure to the arts, the Jazz Workshop can be combined with the Songwriting Workshop, Choral Conservatory, Video Game Creation and Animation Workshop (new!), and/or Shakespeare Workshop to make for a well-rounded summer experience.

Session II: July 15–26
Monday–Friday, 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
$1,165 for the first registration
$1,045 for the second registration in the family, Purchase College employees and alumni, and early registrations (received by May 3, 2013)

About the Instructor

Frank Niemeyer - Lead Instructor (Trombone) Frank Niemeyer is a multitalented trombonist. He graduated from The Ohio State University School of Music and has a MM in Jazz Studies from the Conservatory of Music ay Purchase College, SUNY. He has performed at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, Birdland and Smoke to name a few. Frank also works as a composer—having won numerous arranging and original composition prizes. As an educator he has worked as a faculty member at The Ohio State University’s Summer Jazz Camp and as an instructor for Music Works in Tarrytown.

Updated May 2, 2013