Music Training & Jazz Exploration

Improvisation on the Fly

At a Glance:

Course Prerequisites: Proficiency in at least one musical instrument is required for this course

Session Offered:

  • Session 4: July 19 - July 25

Location: UConn Storrs Campus

Studio Fee: $40.00

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Are you a musician? Would you like to take your musical improvisation skills to the next level or return to your high school's band program with a newly found set of skills as well as more swagger and attitude? Then this is the course for you. Students joining us this summer will have the opportunity to: 

  • Learn the nuts and bolts of how to play a jazz solo
  • Be the star soloist that you always dreamed of being
  • Gain experience and confidence playing with others

After completing this course students will:

  • Be able to take command of their improvised solos
  • Fully equip themselves for a successful college jazz audition
  • Further expand their instrumental technical facility
  • Expand their knowledge of theory, harmony, and history all while building monster “chops.”

Exploring jazz at the UConn Pre-College Summer program will closely replicate life as a UConn jazz student. Your day will be divided into segments of instrumental instruction, ensemble playing, and classes in jazz improvisation, theory and jazz history. The whole experience will culminate in a final performance showcasing all you have learned.

    Proficiency in at least one musical instrument is required for this course and students who apply for this course must submit a one-minute video of them playing a piece of their choosing in their application.



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