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Small Group Program

Fall • Winter • Spring

CCJA Small Group Program

CCJA's signature program - the Small Group Program - groups students ages 11-18 from all over the metro area into small (7-9 piece) jazz ensembles, directed by professional musician mentors. These mentors are all accomplished professional musicians, most of whom also teach at the collegiate level and they have a wealth of experience to share with students! Learn more about our faculty here.

 

These ensembles meet 10-week, 8-week, and 5-week sessions through out the school year (Fall, Winter, and Spring) in the format of weekly rehearsals where CCJA students and faculty play and perform together as they study jazz improvisation, technique, style, theory, and history. Students are encouraged to express themselves improvisationally and through composing/arranging for their groups. At the end of each session, CCJA students perform for the public, often at noted area jazz venues.

 

Over the past twenty years, the program has attracted incredible young players who have become integral musicians in their respective school groups, members of the Colorado All-State Jazz Band, and recipients of impressive scholarships to major collegiate music programs across the country. Students in CCJA connect with other like-minded players in the area while honing their craft, making music, and having fun.

Cancellation policy: once the session has begun, CCJA is only able to offer partial cash refunds or full credit for a future CCJA program.

2022-2023 School Year Small Group Program Options

Fall 2022: 8-week sessions beginning the week of 9/6

November 2022: 5-week mini-session beginning the week of 11/1

January 2023: 5-week mini-session beginning the week of 1/3

Spring 2023: 10-week session beginning the week of 2/7

Fall 2022 Session

 

DENVER

Denver's Fall Small Group Session is 8 weeks long, beginning the week of September 6th and culminating with a performance on either 10/25 or 10/26. Rehearsals take place from 6:30-8pm at the CCJA HQ building at 800 Kalamath Street Denver, CO. All rehearsal times are open to students grades 6-12 on any instrument or ability level. We will place students in small groups of 6-9 students according to age and ability level, mentored by the best professional jazz musicians in CO. Need-based scholarships are available and we'd like every student who'd like to participate to do so. Inquire with Camilla at camilla@jazzarts.org.

 

BOULDER

Boulder's Fall Small Group Session is 8 weeks long, beginning September 6th and culminating with a performance on October 25th. Rehearsals take place on Tuesdays on the CU-Boulder campus, at the Carlson Gymnasium building. This session is open to students grades 6-12 on any instrument or ability level. We will place students in small groups of 6-9 students according to age and ability level, mentored by the best professional jazz musicians in CO. Need-based scholarships are available and we'd like every student who'd like to participate to do so. Inquire with Camilla at camilla@jazzarts.org.