Jazz Performance Workshops

Grades 9-Adult

Saturday, 9:30–10:30 a.m. (Bob Sneider)
Saturday, 10:30–11:30 a.m. (Mike Kaupa)
Wednesday, 5:30-6:30 p.m. (High School section with John Hasselback)
Monday, 6:30-7:30 p.m. (Advanced section with Bob Sneider)

Room: Annex 624

Tuition: $240 per semester
Tuition with lessons (10% off): $216 per semester
Tuition with lessons and two or more concurrent 17-week classes or ensembles (15% off): $204 per semester
This is a yearlong course divided into two semesters.

Designed to develop improvisation skills in a small combo/class setting. Emphasis is placed upon aural skills, hearing chord progressions, developing melodies, motivic and rhythmic development, and playing on changes. Students will be grouped in small ensembles according to experience level. Participating students receive free admission to all ESM collegiate jazz concerts and to workshops and clinics with visiting guest artists. One hour weekly or two hours bi-weekly.

Contact Jazz Department head Bob Sneider, bsneider@esm.rochester.edu, for more information and to schedule a placement audition.

How to Register

New students and students registering after mid-September: ECMS Registration Form 

Continuing ECMS students may re-register online from May until September.

Paper registration forms available upon request: (585) 274-1400

Once registered, students may begin attending classes. The only registration confirmation you will receive is your bill. You may log on to check your registrations at any time. Click here for complete details on registration and policies.