Band Director Academy General Information

In response to growing concerns about the spread of COVID-19 and the continued closing of Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, the 2020 Band Director Academy is canceled.  While an in-person BDA is not possible this year, Jazz at Lincoln Center is producing many FREE online offerings, with brand new content released daily.

Swing University will offer a robust range of online classes throughout the summer on a range of topics, including the Jazz 101 seminar, specialty classes on Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington, and more! Graduate credit will be available (for a fee) through VanderCook College for those educators needing to renew certificates or licenses. More information will be available shortly. For a complete schedule of Swing U events, visit the Swing University Website. You may also reach out to for any further questions regarding graduate credit and program offerings.

In the meantime, visit to find information on all other Jazz at Lincoln Center programming including Conversations with Wynton Marsalis, Archival Concerts, and more! Thank you for your commitment to Band Director Academy and we look forward to hosting you at the House of Swing in the future!

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