offers instrumental jazz instruction to 5th-12th grade students in the Raleigh-Durham area. Students have the opportunity to enhance their musical education with professional training and performance opportunities. The program runs weekly at <Insert the Partner Location>. During weekly sessions students learn repertoire and performance techniques from a faculty comprised of the best local musicians in the area under the direction of Al Strong, IV.
The Academy meets weekly from September through May. The Academy performs in the Ensemble regularly throughout the year at partner venues throughout Raleigh-Durham.
The Academy students and their families receive complimentary and discounted tickets to attend performances and educational events at partner venues throughout Raleigh-Durham to supplement this unique jazz immersion experience.
Students must be entering grades 5th–12th and reside within the Raleigh-Durham area.
Instruments: Saxophone (Alto, Tenor, Baritone), Trumpet, Trombone, Guitar, Piano, Bass, Drums and Vocals.