Jazz Education Initiative
A research and jazz artist-in-residence initiative impacting K-12 students. It includes the integration of a jazz education curriculum aligned to State Standards for Arts and Humanities. This unique program involves music educators and performance and music education majors at regional universities. An added component is the use of technology for dissemination of project activities, materials and information.
The hand-on experiences include skill development in improvisation and teamwork. Jazz music creation and presentation occur at the schools with professional development session for music teachers hosted at MCG Jazz, at partners’ schools and/or at other arts organization facilities.