Summer Institute : Music

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July 10 - July 21, 2017 |     2 weeks 
|     3 college credits 

THE PREMISE

Philadelphia has deep-seated jazz roots — transformative figures like Billie Holiday, John Coltrane, Dizzy Gillespie, and Sun Ra all called it home—making the city the perfect place for you to explore jazz music.

Our two-week immersive Jazz + Contemporary Music program will help you develop the skills you need to become a confident musician. Using jazz as a framework, you’ll work with UArts faculty musicians to uncover a range of creative possibilities through master classes, jam sessions, ensembles, collaborations, with an emphasis on improvisation and performance.

Our college-level curriculum is designed for motivated students who want to push their musicianship to a level beyond the band room. By the end of the program, you’ll not only have new skills and perfor­mance chops, you’ll also have an expanded understanding of jazz’s contribution to contemporary music.


THE PERKS

• Master classes and guest lecturers

• Introduction to a network of actively touring and recording faculty

• Collaboration with students in the Summer Institute Dance and Music Business programs

• Ensemble concerts, including Friday night small ensembles, and student-organized flash performances and jam sessions

• Trips throughout Philadelphia to experience live music


THE PROOF

• A public concert performance for family, friends, and peers, streamed live

• Detailed evaluations from each of your instructors

• 3 COLLEGE CREDITS

View more of the 2016 performances on our Vimeo page.  

 

Tuition, Dates + Policies

Mark your calendar and learn more about tuition discounts and our Student Code of Conduct.

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View Brochure

View our 2017 Summer Institute brochure and registration form.

Scholarships

Scholarship funds are limited, therefore awards are competitive.

Student Life + Housing

The University of the Arts' campus is located in Center City Philadelphia and is easy to navigate by foot.

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