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JazzArts Youth Ensemble + Workshops

Fall Session is under way, Sundays Sept 26 2021- Jan 16 2002

The holiday season is filled with opportunities to hear and participate with our students as they wrap up a season of jazz discovery.  Join us.

Youth Ensemble Christmas Performance.  December 12th.  An incredible evening to celebrate the newest musicians of jazz, our JazzArts Youth Ensemble students.

Preservation Hall All-Stars Youth Workshop.  Dec 8th, 6-7:30pm.  Bryant Hall, Sloan Morgan Building CPCC. All middle and high school students, past present and future, are invited to participate in the Preservation Hall All-Stars Workshop, December 8th.  6:00-7:30pm, in the Sloan Morgan Building, this is a great opportunity to discover jazz from the legendary greats of New Orleans.  Save the date.  More info to come.

Alumni Jazz Jam.  Dec 20th.  Current students, past students, and the entire jazz musician community is invited to a traditional jazz jam session.  Show up with your instrument ready to play, or join us and listen to an evening of great local improvisational jazz at its best.


Sundays, February 13 – May 1 2022
Location: CPCC Main Campus, Sloan Morgan Bldg.

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.

Registration is open!  Once the registration process is complete, you will be notified with your audition time.

Placement Auditions

Students at all levels, 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.

AUDITION DATE:  January 23.  Note:  Returning students do not need to audition.

Click here for audition details.


$325 for the full session (includes $10 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 to register if you are applying for financial aid, as you will not be able to complete registration online.

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.

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 $10.00 registration fee.

COVID Policy

The health and safety of our students and faculty are our most important priority.  We will follow the policies of CMS and of CPCC with regards to COVID precautions, and continue to monitor and adjust accordingly.

Special Thanks

Thanks to Arts and Science Council and Akers Foundation for their support of this program.

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