Youth Programs

Jazz Camp 2024 (For Grades 7 - 12)

JUNE 3-21, 2024
@ Albuquerque Youth Symphony

We will inform folks if additional slots open up after May 17th!

2024 INSTRUCTORS: Cesar Bauvallet and Asher Barreras

If you’re interested in learning how to play jazz, then Jazz Camp is for you!

The New Mexico Jazz Workshop’s popular camp will build campers' jazz playing and improvisational skills in a supportive, engaging environment.

At Jazz Camp, you can build your skills and confidence in soloing and music theory. The small group size allows for lots of individual attention. Students will apply theoretical concepts through improvisation, interpretation, arranging, and soloing. Jazz Camp is a great way to improve your skills, make new friends and have a fun time.

Classes are divided by skill level and prior jazz experience is not required. Students are eligible to attend Jazz Camp if they have a minimum of 1 year experience playing an instrument and proficiency with scales. Percussionists must be able to keep rhythm.

For more information contact Mara at .

REGULAR TUITION (through May 17th, 2024): $450*

Camp Date: June 3-21, 2024
Time: 9 AM - 1 PM Monday - Friday | Final performance on the last day

* 50% deposit (or full amount) due upon registration, remainder due by May 25, 2024.

Free summer programs for Bernalillo County elementary students

Enjoy a free music program this summer at either Westside Community Center (1250 Isleta Blvd SW, 87105) or  the  Los Padillas Community Center ( 7 Los Padillas Rd SW 87105)!

Professional musicians teach the fun 7-week program, plus we bring all the gear!

Finish up the summer with a recital for friends and family!

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Roots of Jazz

What is Roots of Jazz?

Roots of Jazz is a one-hour assembly designed to teach students about the origins of jazz music.

Musician and music educator, Frank Leto, backed by a jazz quartet and a dancer, keeps audiences wide-eyed with lively demonstrations of music from Africa, Cuba, Brazil, and the United States. The music is neatly woven into a fabric of historical narrative, highlighting the cultural blending that has made jazz such a uniquely American art form.

How do students experience Roots of Jazz?

On a first-come first-serve basis, we schedule 10 free assemblies throughout the academic year.

We have served almost every Albuquerque Public Elementary School over our history, but we encourage schools that have never hosted the presentation or haven't scheduled it in a while to give us a call.

How do I bring Roots of Jazz to my school?

Contact our Education Coordinator, Mara Starr-Newman, at .

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