The Rockport Jazz Workshop brings students ages 10-18 with at least 2 years experience on their instrument together from all over the Northeast!  Daily events include small group performance workshops learning jazz improvisation and music theory, jazz listening/history classes, masterclasses grouped by instrument, special guest masterclasses, and large ensemble performance workshops. 


Registration: $300/week

Please make your payment for the Rockport Jazz Workshop online through the following links. You must have a current Rockport Music account to complete payment, or create one if you do not have an existing account.

"An amazing experience!" Jazz Workshop participant

Click on a session bellow to enroll your child:

Session 1: July 22-July 26

Session 2: July 29-August 2

Registration Deadline: Extended to July 15!

After your payment, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on submitting student information. Completion of the student information form will guarantee placement for your child. Forms that are incomplete will not guarantee placement.


However, SCHOLARSHIPS need to be requested BEFORE enrolling your child. Once a scholarship is reviewed and awarded, you will receive an email with further instructions on the enrollment process. CLICK HERE to apply for a SCHOLARSHIP.

Alexa Tarantino, director

Registration & Payment: Questions, please contact Josue Gonzalez, Director of Education & Partnerships at or 978-546-7391 ext. 134.

Student Eligibility-Curriculum: Questions regarding student’s eligibility/fit for the program, the curriculum, and other music-related items can be e-mailed to Rockport Jazz Workshop Director Alexa Tarantino at

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 (16 Main Street, Rockport) to complete payment with a credit card.

Daily Schedule: Monday-Friday, 9am – 3pm
Students must be available for the full session length to participate.

Rockport High School Music Wing
24 Jerdens Lane
Rockport, MA

Contact:  |  978.546.7391 x.134 


Alexa Tarantino, director & saxophone
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

Learn more about the Jazz Workshop Faculty!

Special Guest Instructor

Session One
Tanya Darby, trumpet

Tanya is Chair of the Brass Department at Berklee and is one of the most in-demand lead trumpet players across the country. She has performed and toured extensively with groups such as The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, the Roy Hargrove Big Band, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, and more. 


Session Two
Jerome Jennings, drums

Jerome tours internationally with his own groups and others such as Christian McBride, Freddy Cole, Christian Sands, Karrin Allyson, and more. He is also the Resident Director of the Juilliard Jazz Orchestra and is an in-demand educator across the globe.



The Rockport Jazz Workshop was first held in August 2014 (then known as Rockport Jazz Camp), and since that time, 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. 

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To find our more information about the Rockport Jazz Workshop, please contact Alexa Tarantino at

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.