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Education: The JazzArts Academy

Education is one of the primary pillars of JazzArts Charlotte’s mission.

We believe in the power of music education and its ability to impact lives. The JazzArts Academy offers a wide range of programs facilitated by our expert teaching artists, designed to engage students of all ages, abilities, and interests. Since 2011, the JazzArts Academy has served over 50,000 students, grades K-12 throughout the Charlotte region. We offer a wide variety of hands-on jazz workshops and music educational opportunities throughout the year, including jazz and Latin jazz bands and ensembles.

We are committed to ensuring music is a valuable and impactful part of the educational experience.

Students Reached Since 2011
Students from Low Income Communities
Partnerships with Area Schools

JazzArts Youth Ensembles + Workshops

A weekly program that runs throughout the school year for beginner to advanced students, designed for small ensemble learning and performance experience.

Nuestro Tiempo Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble

A weekly program for middle and high schoolers focused on learning the music of Latin Jazz.


WeBop is Jazz at Lincoln Center’s award-winning early-childhood jazz education program for little ones and their parents/caregivers.

JazzArts Summer Music Camp

An intense and comprehensive one-week learning experience geared towards middle and high school students.

Got a question?

If you have any further questions, please call us at (704) 334-3900 or contact our Director of Education, Patrick Brown, at

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