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Expanding Jazz Audiences Since 2011

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Check out the PBS clip of our week-long summer camp in Durham that provides hands-on music education to elementary to high school age students. From beginners to advanced musicians, the students learn - & jam - together. It all leads to the grand finale - the students conclude their studies by performing as the opening act at various concert series.

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Our Start of Cool jazz camp inspires the next generation of jazz musicians and listeners through private lessons, jam sessions, improvisation classes and interactions with professional musicians.

While Innovate Your Cool sparks the creativity of the next generation of innovators through STEAM based workshops, open discussions and hands-on demos covering all things Music, Innovation and Culture.

Your continued support enables the AOCP team to continue to provide world-class instructional opportunities and interactions to the community free of charge.

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