Beginning in the summer of 2015, Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra will begin a new summer residency in Castleton, Virginia, home of Lorin Maazel and the Castleton Festival. This two-week program, designed and instructed by Wynton Marsalis and a select team of faculty, will serve as a rigorous training institute for 42 of the most advanced and dedicated high school jazz students (grades 9-12). Students will apply by audition and participate in one of two big Bands, multiple performing small combos, receive private lessons, and experience classes in aesthetics, culture, history, performance practice and pedagogy. In addition to this educational component, the institute will also feature several public performances featuring the student combos, student big bands, along with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis on the Castleton Festival main stage concert series.
Learn more and apply here.