Young Artist Program:
Talented young musicians have the opportunity to advance their improvisation, ensemble and musicianship skills, and broaden their musical horizons with the guidance of an exceptional and devoted faculty at the Jazz Loft.
In the jazz program, students develop their collaborative and performance skills with repertoire specifically selected to challenge the group and its individuals. Through the jazz theory curriculum, students acquire understanding of the foundations of music theory and aural skills, and achieve greater musical literacy. The ensemble and musicianship classes are supplemented with listening sessions, performance classes, interactive workshops, and performances by guest artists from around the world.
THE JAZZ LOFT
Preservation, education and performance is the mission of The Jazz Loft. President and Founder Tom Manuel offers a treasure trove of memorabilia that includes thousands of archives from some of the greatest jazz musicians of their day. On display are instruments, diaries, autographed pictures, original sheet music, and even an orchestra stage that was constructed from the original Roseland Ballroom dance floor. Given the mission of The Jazz Loft to educate and preserve this American-born art form, the venue includes a full calendar of musical performances, as well as classes for special needs people with autism, learning disabilities, dementia and Alzheimer’s.
2. You will be contacted to schedule a live audition or submit a video online.
Two pieces of music or movements with contrasting style and tempo that represents your current level of skill. This can be a NYSSMA piece or an etude you have been preparing with your private instructor. There are no guidelines for the pieces you should select, but solos of NYSSMA levels 5-6 are usually appropriate.
- 1 or 2 major scales in two octaves or percussion rudiments
- Short interview of the applicant
Auditions are always video recorded for further review by the audition committee. Videos are never made public and are securely deleted after the enrollment process is complete.
3. You will be contacted with the results of the audition via email.
All classes meet on Saturdays at the Jazz Loft in Stony Brook Village. A typical day begins at 10:00 AM and concludes at 2:00 PM.
Dinner and a Show
Twice a year we host a student-only event with a free dinner and tickets to chamber music concert at the Staller Center for the Arts. Students can bring friends along for a small additional fee.
Free tickets to Jazz Loft, Music Department and Staller Center events
Throughout the year students and their families have access to exclusive concerts and events held at the Staller Center. This past year families were able to experience the Emerson String Quartet, Stony Brook Symphony Orchestra, Stony Brook Opera and Faculty Recitals at no cost.
Full year tuition: $2300
Tuition is all-inclusive and covers the cost of concerts and tickets to all events. There are no additional fees or expenses required for the year. Incremental payment plans are available.
Need-based financial aid and merit-based scholarships are available to qualified families. After acceptance to the program, a separate financial form must be completed.
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