Shenandoah University will host its eighth annual National Jazz Workshop (NJW) from Sunday, July 10, through Friday, July 15. The six-day intensive program features nearly 100 participants from across the United States ranging in age from rising high school freshmen to adults.
NJW offers a fully comprehensive curriculum for jazz studies to include improvisation, big band and small-group performance, composition, arranging, music recording and production, and instrumental masterclasses. Workshop faculty represent the best jazz educators and performers from Washington, D.C., an area known worldwide as one of the nation’s most prestigious and innovative centers for jazz performance.
Throughout the week, students receive instruction and coaching focused on raising the performance level of each participant. The main goal of the workshop is to provide participants with the resources and direction to further develop and expand their individual skills throughout the year. The workshop also includes a concert series which is free and open to the public.
Free afternoon concerts begin at 3:30 p.m. and are held each day, from Monday, July 11, through Thursday, July 14, in Armstrong Concert Hall on the main campus of Shenandoah University. The workshop’s final concert is free, and it begins at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 15, in Armstrong Concert Hall.
- Sunday, July 10 – The Alan Baylock Jazz Orchestra
- Monday, July 11 – The Bob Larson Group
- Tuesday, July 12 – The U.S. Army Blues featuring guest musicians Todd Harrison and Mike Tomaro
- Thursday, July 14 – The Fairfax Wind Symphony Jazz Ensemble
For the full schedule of events, click here.