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About Maryland Summer Jazz Consortium


Summer Jazz Consortium is an intensive course of study in jazz style. The consortium is divided into two sessions (senior and junior), accommodating the specific needs of differing age groups and instruments. In all sessions,

emphasis is placed upon performance and stylistic interpretation, supplemented by theory studies, workshops, master classes, culminating in a concert on the final day.


Registration is limited by age. Students who will be entering ninth grade in the fall of 2017 are eligible for Senior Jazz. 2017 graduates and college students are encouraged to participate. Students in grades 6‐8 are eligible for Junior Jazz.


Large ensemble instrumentation uses: saxophones, trumpets, trombones, piano, bass, guitar, drum set, percussion, and vibes. Other instruments are welcome, but we reserve the right to impose limits on the number of each type of instrument used. This is necessary to provide quality instruction and a balanced ensemble. If instrument quotas are filled, registrants may be placed on a waiting list. Students unable to participate due to instrument restrictions will have all monies refunded.

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