education

Our students are our future. Jazz Philadelphia is committed to helping our young talent find educational opportunities that will inspire their love of jazz, build their skills, and connect them to the generations of players that came before them. 

Education Resources

Jazz Education X-Change

A searchable database of jazz education opportunities to help identify private and group instruction, instrument rentals, camps, and other offerings to further a student’s journey with jazz. Have a resource we should add to this data base? – A great music camp? A fabulous teacher?

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Passages

This program restores intergenerational connections by exploring jazz traditions and oral histories through improvisational play and mentorship.

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Regional Events Calendar

Shows. Master Classes. Competitions. Camps. It’s all in our Jazz Calendar!

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Jazz Summit

The Summit is for everyone, including special tracks for students, parents and educators.

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news & stories

UArts Capital Campaign Raises $67.2 Million

Restricted funds for programs and academic disciplines, renovations of historic buildings, and scholarships are among the enhancements to the arts school

By Jazz Philadelphia

The completion of a first-ever comprehensive campaign helps to establish a tradition of philanthropy that had been lacking compared with some other local schools.

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Register for the PMAY and School District's Shared Professional Development Day

A virtual event on May 13.

By Jazz Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Music Alliance for Youth’s (PMAY) and School District of Philadelphia are presenting 9 sessions on topics like performance psychology, student engagement, Autism in the classroom and more.

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A Note about Women's History Month 

from Jazz Philadelphia Program Assistant and Key of She Founder

By Olivia Hughart

"I experience first hand the lack of gender representation in academic settings. I also see how important it is to have a supportive community – not only of other girls and young women in jazz, but peers, teachers, and others who see the importance of the mission."

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Lovett Hines Wins Jazz Journalists Association Award

Philadelphia icon honored for his contributions

By Heather Shayne Blakeslee

Other regional winners include bassist, composer, and educator Ed Hrybyk of Baltimore, Massachusetts-based Terri Lyne Carrington, a drummer, composer, and educator who has been a keynote speaker at the Jazz Philadelphia Summit; and Sara Donnely from Washington, D.C., a longtime jazz advocate who administers programs that support jazz musicians at South Arts. 

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