Explore. Rehearse. Perform. Spend a week with some of the top professional performers and teachers in Chicago! Each morning you will be immersed in theory & ear training, music history, and composition, where you'll create your own completely original musical score. In the afternoon, you'll learn classical and jazz repertoire with your fellow musicians in a group setting, and perform what you’ve rehearsed along the way in our jazz combos & classical chamber ensembles. Singers will participate in our Vocal Performance class, which focuses on both classical and jazz singing, including individual private lessons and instruction on how to sing with/lead a jazz band. Furthermore, students will receive instruction in commercial music recording and production in the Academy’s recording studio.

At the end of our session you will participate in a professional-level performance showcasing what you’ve learned and accomplished.

This is a chance to grow your passion for classical, jazz, and new music!