This program will be virtual.

Summer Jazz at GDS will engage students in all aspects of developing as an improvising musician. Students will learn the history and context of jazz music through text, recordings, and videos, and apply theory and methods in improvisation to their instruments. In addition to listening and playing, the course will address developing a personal style and touch on aspects of performance practice and recording. An instrument of any type is recommended to fully participate in this program. There will be two meeting times each day, one at 10am and another at 1pm. There may also be individually scheduled meeting times with the instructor for support and feedback.