The High School Jazz Academy offers tuition-free instrumental jazz instruction to high school students in the tri-state area (NY, NJ, CT). Students have the opportunity to enhance their musical education with the finest professional training and performance opportunities. The program runs weekly in the Irene Diamond Education Center at Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center. During weekly sessions students learn repertoire and performance techniques from a faculty comprised of accomplished jazz musicians as well as members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis.
High School Jazz Academy (HSJA) meets weekly from September through May. HSJA ensembles perform regularly throughout the year in the Ertegun Atrium at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola and other venues throughout New York City.
High School Jazz Academy students and their families receive complimentary tickets to attend performances and educational events at Jazz at Lincoln Center to supplement this unique jazz immersion experience.