Check back in the coming months for information on next summer’s workshop!

The Rockport Jazz Workshop is a fun, engaging workshop for young musicians ages 9-18 to learn about improvisation, ensemble playing and much more!  Due to the tremendous success of the past two years, the Rockport Jazz Workshop is expanding to two weeks this year.

Unless otherwise indicated, all Jazz Workshop activities take place at Rockport High School Music Wing, 37 Jerdens Lane, Rockport, MA. 

REGISTRATION & PAYMENT

Music students are encouraged to register online. Upon submitting the registration form, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on tuition payment. If you are mailing a hard copy of the registration form, please send a check along with the registration form to:

Rockport Jazz Workshop
Rockport Music
37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966

Note: Scholarships are available on a limited basis. If you are applying for a scholarship, please indicate as such when completing the registration form.  After submission, your application will be reviewed and you will be notified about the status of your scholarship within two weeks of submitting your application.

Jazz Workshop Faculty 

Alexa Tarantino, Director, saxophones and woodwinds
Levi Saelua, saxophones and woodwinds
Alita Moses, vocals
Mark Collins, trumpet
Mike Conrad, trombone (Session One) | Nick Finzer, trombone (Session Two)
Steven Feifke, piano
Emiliano Lasansky, bass
Eric Metzgar, drums

Anthony Covelli, Director of Bands- Rockport Public Schools

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. This past summer’s workshop was an unqualified success (enrollment skyrocketed to 70 kids) so we will be expanding. Now there will be two amazing weeks of jazz!

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.  Students of any instrument, age, or skill level are encouraged to apply, although a background of 1-2 years on the primary instrument is preferred. No audition is required for the workshop.

In addition to the daily routine of the workshop, there are always several events that are free and open to the public. They are held in conjunction with Rockport Music’s Jazz Festival. These include events such as improvisation workshops, masterclasses and family concerts.

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, register now to secure your spot at Rockport Jazz Workshop!

 

The Rockport Jazz Workshop is generously sponsored in part by
Mary and Frank Fritsch.