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JazzArts Youth Ensembles + Workshops

FALL 2024 SESSION:  September 22, 2024
Location: CPCC Central Campus, Sloan Morgan Bldg.
Sunday Afternoons 1:00-3:00pm and 3:00-5:00pm

This applied program offered to students in grades 7-12 who want to continue improving their individual skills within the context of a small jazz ensemble. The 12-week (2-3 hour) sessions provide students the opportunity to grow their individual skills within a supportive and relaxed ensemble environment, with a concentration on exploring jazz styles, standard repertoire, jazz improvisation, and history.

The ensembles bring students together from a variety of backgrounds and skill levels to create a fun and motivating applied learning experience. Workshop participants perform for community events, including an end-of-session public concert. The workshops are open to ALL instruments including vocals.

Placement Auditions

Auditions September 8 & 15
Students grades 7 to 12, with at least one year experience in a school band or private lessons, are welcome! Four skill levels are offered, and auditions are held for placement at the appropriate skill level.

Click here for audition details.


$375 for the full fall session (includes $20 non-refundable registration fee)

Financial Aid is available for up to 90% off the tuition.  Click here for Financial Aid Application. Please call 704-334-3900 or email to register if you are applying for financial aid, as you will not be able to complete registration online.

If you are registering multiple children, please contact Education Director, Patrick Brown, at to receive a purchase code for a “sibling discount.”

JazzArts Charlotte also offers payment plans. The payment plan allows you and your family to spread your tuition due across two or three payments over the course of the term. If you are interested in this option please call our office at 704-334-3900, as you will not be able to complete registration online. The deadline to apply for financial aid is September 6, 2023.

Payment and Refund Policy

Tuition is due at the time of registration unless applying for financial or requesting a payment plan. Full payment may be made by check, money order or credit card. A full refund will be granted up to one week before the first program day – minus a $20.00 registration fee.

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

Special Thanks

Thank you to the Infusion Fund, South Arts, Ford Foundation, Alice L. Walton Foundation, North Carolina Arts Council, and Knight Foundation for providing the generous support that allows this program to remain accessible and affordable.

Special thank you to Bank of America, Akers Foundation, The Ella Fitzgerald Foundation, and Weyerhaeuser Giving Fund for their belief in students having the opportunity to learn jazz. 

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