Today's smooth, relaxing side deal gets new students admission to a week-long jazz musician's workshop at the Academy of Fine Arts for $70 (a $145 value). The academy is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving quality musical education for both students of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school system and adults alike.
Open to ages 14 and up and running August 9 through August 13, the jazz workshop teaches the basics of jazz theory, introduces improvisation, and explores the standards of the jazz repertoire. For one week, students spend 3.5 hours each day practicing skills that will serve them later in life because the streets are littered with unaccompanied rhythm sections. This jazz camp teaches all instruments that are normally taught by the academy, including voice, flute, violin, and all of the standard toot, bop, and wail producers. Everything learned comes together Friday evening on Jazz Night, when the whole gang gets together for an auditory exhibition of blue-tinted music.
Students must provide their own instruments.
4519 Providence Rd.
Charlotte, North Carolina 28226Get Directions