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Jazz Repertoire & Improvisation


The varied instrumentation Jazz Imprvosiation & Repertoire group class offers its participants a unique opportunity to learn from master faculty and guest clinicians in a professionally equipped facility over the period of 10 weeks. The sessions culminate with a public Recital performance during Fall and Spring on a professional stage, and Jazz Juries at the end of Winter and Summer sessions.

In addition, group class participants are able to take private lessons without the required registration fee and discounted rate of over 20% on an ad hoc basis and are often invited to participate in the community outreach functions of the school, such as local gigs, jam sessions, and other presentations. We hope to hear from you soon!

Effective Fall '23, we assess one-time non-refundable $50 registration fee for new incoming students. For more details please check out the Syllabus and the Academic Calendar.


To get placement within appropriate combo, please demonstrate at least one from the following, depending on your comfort level:

  1. 1-2 octave major or minor scale of your choice 

  2. A jazz standard head (melody)

  3. An improvised solo over a 12-bar major blues

Drummers, please provide a sample of two contrasting styles (i.e. bossa nova and medium swing). If you are not sure what to play, please contact Dr. Yengsep for a consultation at

Thank you for submitting the form.Please allow 2-3 business days for a follow up! Combo assignments are done on a first-come-first-served basis with rolling admission (tuition is pro-rated). If no spots are available students are offered to be put on a waiting list.

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