CHARLOTTE, N.C. – September 2020 – JazzArts Charlotte is excited to announce the launch of nine new fall online jazz workshops to provide students and adults alike new opportunities to develop their musical skills, beginning the week of September 21.
The 6 to 12-week online workshops cover topics ranging from Jazz Appreciation: The Year 1959 in Jazz, to jazz improvisation + fundamentals, to special focus on jazz drumming, vocals, and guitar. Students of all ages will be offered a variety of jazz courses, taught by the area’s finest jazz instructors.
The online youth workshops for middle and high school students will replace JazzArts Charlotte’s pre-pandemic in-person year-round program. “Music is an important creative outlet, especially right now. Young students are eager to continue or begin their new study of jazz in the absence of school music programs”, says Lonnie Davis, CEO and President of JazzArts Charlotte.
In addition, JazzArts Charlotte is also offering adult jazz workshops for the first time. Many adult jazz fans have experience on an instrument. “I am most excited about this new offering for adults! It will be a great opportunity for them to explore and renew their passions by dusting off those forgotten instruments and bringing back the joy of music to their lives.” Says Lonnie.
Fall session tuition ranges from $100- $250. First-come, first serve financial aid scholarships available (up to 90% of the tuition cost) on a need-based sliding scale. “It is important that these music programs are accessible to all students. Financial aid scholarships help to remove the barriers.” says Lonnie Davis.