Jazz Academy 

Omaha Performing Arts’ Jazz Academy supports and fosters quality jazz education in Omaha area middle schools. This free program connects students and teachers to a professional teaching artist who tailors lessons to the needs and interests of each school.

 

 

JAZZ ACADEMY CLINICS

Registration is currently open! Applicants are accepted throughout the school year.

 

Participating Schools Benefit From: 

  • In-school clinics focused on your students’ needs
  • Jazz education workshops for music teachers
  • Performance opportunities for students


JAZZ ACADEMY ENSEMBLE
Registration is now open! Audition for the Jazz Academy Lab Band by February 7, 2020. 

Below are the materials and information needed for auditions. 
Ensemble Audition Requirements and Information 

Play Along for Auditions:
Bb Blues Recording

Sheet Music for Auditions:
Piano
Guitar
Bass
Drum Set
Trombone
Trumpet in Bb
Tenor Saxophone
Alto Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone


MEET OUR TEACHING ARTIST

Trombonist Shawn Bell studied music and has traveled the world as a jazz musician. For the last decade, he’s been working as an in-demand educator to inspire the next generation of jazz artists. Along with private training for students of all levels, he’s taught large and small ensembles at Northern Illinois University and Lansing Community College.

headshot of teaching artist Shawn Bell


 

Questions?  Contact Bill Grennan, Omaha Performing Arts' Education Manager at BGrennan@O-pa.org or 402-661-8447.

Sponsored by The Rebensdorf Family Foundation.