It's time for you to work on your chops with a band! Small Ensembles and Combo programs bring together players of similar levels and goals, matching them into small ensemble placements in an effort to maximize player satisfaction.
Vocal Jazz Workshops
Students will learn to develop their performance skills, increase their reportoire and learn new songs.
Saturday College Prep Program
Students attending this class will learn vocal techniques,jazz theory, and ensemble for vocalists. The NYJA Saturday College Prep Program offers a fully immersive opportunity for aspiring music majors to delve deeply into jazz style, improvisation, and jazz theory. If you are looking to take your jazz to the next level, this class is for you.
Manhattan Big Band
The NYJA Big Band is open to intermediate, advanced, and professional level instrumentalists who are looking to play and work in a big band setting. NYJA Big Bands are not merely reading bands. The material is rigorously and artistically rehearsed and performed throughout the year.
Junior Jazz Workshops (Ages 9-13)
Students will be introduced to improvisation and jazz fundamentals including instrumental technique, note-reading skills, music theory, ensemble performance practice, the jazz songbook and more. This class is open to younger students, ages 9 - 13 only. All rehearsals are coached by leading jazz educators and professionals.