A Rockport Music-Rockport Schools Collaboration

The Rockport Jazz Workshop is a fun, engaging summer jazz program for middle- and high school musicians ages 10-18 to learn about improvisation, ensemble playing and much more!  

Session 1: July 16-20 
Session 2: July 23-27

Time: Monday-Friday, 9 am-3 pm

Contact: rockportjazzworkshop@rockportmusic.org  |  978.546.7391 x.116 

Unless otherwise indicated, all Jazz Workshop activities take place at Rockport High School Music Wing, 24 Jerdens Lane, Rockport, MA. 

REGISTRATION & PAYMENT

Registration: $175/1 week; $350/2 weeks

The registration process is slightly different this year.  Please make payment for the Rockport Jazz Workshop online through Rockport Music at the following links. You must have a current (or create) a Rockport Music account to complete your registration. If you are registering for two weeks, you will be able to add both sessions to your shopping cart via either of the links below. 

SESSION ONE

SESSION TWO

After your registration payment, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on submitting your student information.

If you are having trouble with the online purchasing system, please call the Rockport Music Box Office at 978.546.7391 or visit the Box Office (35 Main Street, Rockport) to complete payment with a credit card.

Note: A limited amount of need-based partial or full scholarships may be available. If you are in need of financial aid, please contact Stephanie Woolf at (978) 546-7391 ext. 116 or email her at swoolf@rockportmusic.org in advance of the registration process.  Do not follow the purchase links provided above.

Jazz Workshop Faculty 

Alita Moses, voice
Mark Collins, trumpet
Levi Saelua, saxophones/woodwinds
Nick Finzer, trombone, careers in music
Mike Conrad, big band, jazz theory
Steven Feifke, piano
Emiliano Lasansky, bass
Eric Metzgar, drums

Anthony Covelli, Director of Bands – Rockport Public Schools
Grace Frarey, intern, Eastman School of Music, saxophone
Naomi Nakanishi, intern, Eastman School of Music, piano

Special Guest Instructors
Session One:  Ulysses Owens, Jr., drummer, producer, educator
You may have seen him with Christian McBride Trio and Big Band, Kurt Elling, Joey Alexander, and more. 

Session Two:  Lauren Sevian, baritone saxophonist and educator
You may have seen her with the Mingus Big Band, Lauren Sevian Quartet (LSQ) and LSAT (Lauren Sevian & Alexa Tarantino).

JAZZ WORKSHOP HISTORY

The Rockport Jazz Workshop, which was first held in August 2014 (then known as Rockport Jazz Camp), is the brainchild of two alumnae of the Eastman School of Music – saxophonist extraordinaire Alexa Tarantino and Rockport Music Director of Education and Outreach Stephanie Woolf. The Rockport Jazz Workshop has expanded greatly from 7 students and 1 faculty member to 120+ students and 10 faculty members. Rockport Jazz Workshop is proud to bring students of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds together from all over the Northeast!

Daily events typically include small group performance workshops covering jazz improvisation and music theory, jazz listening/history classes, masterclasses grouped by instrument, special guest masterclasses, and large ensemble performance workshops.  Please note that a background of 1-2 years on the student’s primary instrument is required. No audition is required to attend the workshop.

In addition to the daily routine of the workshop, there are always several events that are free and open to the public. 

COMMUNITY CONCERTS

Wednesday, July 18, 7 PM
Alexa Tarantino Quartet with special guest Ulysses Owens, Jr.
Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center

Friday, July 20, 1 PM 
Student Showcase with special guest Ulysses Owens, Jr.
Location: John Lane Memorial Arts Center (RHS Auditorium)

Wednesday, July 25, 7 PM
Jazz Workshop Faculty Concert with special guest Lauren Sevian
Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center

Friday, July 27, 1 PM
Student Showcase with special guest Lauren Sevian
Location: John Lane Memorial Arts Center (RHS Auditorium)

Admission is free, no reservations required.

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To find our more information about the Rockport Jazz Workshop, please contact Stephanie Woolf at (978) 546-7391 ext. 116 or email her at swoolf@rockportmusic.org

Workshop sessions fill up quickly! We recommend you register as soon as possible to secure your spot at the Rockport Jazz Workshop!

 

The Rockport Jazz Workshop is generously sponsored in part by
Mary and Frank Fritsch and The Cressey Cares Charitable Fund.