Jazz-Ed Ottawa Youth Band Program
The Ottawa Jazz Festival in partnership with Carleton University presents an opportunity for some of the city’s most talented young jazz musicians to get involved in a 16-week program giving them the opportunity to study with some of the best professional musicians from Ottawa and beyond as well as a chance to perform with talented peers from across the city.
A small ensemble (8-9 performers) will be chosen based on instrumental needs and a competitive basis. The group will receive instruction once a week for 2.5 hours from renowned local guitar teacher Roddy Ellias with guest lecturers such as program director Petr Cancura, Juno-winner Jesse Stewart, Rob Frayne, John Geggie and Mike Tremblay amonst others. Rehearsals will take place every Sunday for 16 weeks at Carleton University’s Studio A. At the end of the rehearsal period the band will perform at the 2013 TD Ottawa Jazz Festival.
The cost of the program is $150 per student (payable before the start of the program).
Application deadline is January 21st, 2013.
The program has a limited number of spaces that will be picked on a competitive basis by a jury. All instruments are welcome to apply.
Jazz-Ed is an education outreach program presented by the Ottawa Jazz Festival. Our objective is to enrich the lives of our next generation through music. Our programs teach the rich art form of jazz through interactive curriculum coached by professional Teaching Artists. Students discover the creativity that lies within, learn to work as a team, and gain confidence as artists and people.
Applications are closed for 2013.