Welcome to Jazz at Lincoln Center's Summer Jazz Academy. A 2-week residential high school summer institute for advanced study in jazz performance at Bard College
Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Summer Jazz Academy is the premier high school program for advanced high school jazz students. This two-week program, designed and instructed by Wynton Marsalis and a select team of faculty, serves as a rigorous training institute for 42 of the most advanced and dedicated high school jazz students (grades 9-12). Students will apply by audition and participate in one of two big bands multiple performing small combos, receive private lessons, and experience classes in aesthetics, culture, history, performance practice and pedagogy. In addition to this educational component, the institute will also feature several public performances featuring the student combos, student big bands, along with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis.