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All-Star High School group performance at North Coast Brewing Co.’s Sequoia Room

Internationally-acclaimed jazz saxophonist Bobby Watson was on stage last week in Fort Bragg. Watson, along with five of the country’s most gifted high school music students from the Thelonious Monk Institute Performing Arts High School Jazz All-Stars performed last weekend at the North Coast Brewery’s “Jazz at the Sequoia Room.”

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Application for the 2017 International Piano Competition now closed

The 2017 Competition will take place on October 9 and 10 in Washington, D.C. Further details to be announced. While you’re waiting, check out video from the 2015 Vocal Competition semifinals.

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Institute of Jazz Performance Ensemble workshop at Walter Reed Middle School

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Application for college program class of 2020 now available

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LA Jazz in the Classroom program holds end-of-year concert

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8-31-2017

The application for our college program’s Class of 2020 is now available. Click here to view the performance requirements and access the online application.

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8-29-17 (2)

Congratulations to drummer and New Orleans native Brian Richburg on being awarded a four-year, full-tuition scholarship to the Berklee College of Music. Richburg is a graduate of our Performing Arts High Schools program and participated in our most recent Peer-to-Peer education tour to Dallas public schools with trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis.

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8-29-17

“To be an interpreter of music is to keep that human element alive, and you can’t make an algorithm that does that.” Catch more wisdom from Institute teaching artist Bobby Watson in this Fort Bragg Advocate-News article about our All-Star group’s latest performance at the Sequoia Room.

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07-19-17

The Institute’s All-Star High School ensemble performed at the Sequoia Room in Fort Bragg, CA in early August with legendary saxophonist and Institute teaching artist Bobby Watson. Located on the campus of longtime Institute sponsor North Coast, the Sequoia Room was recently rated one of the top jazz venues in the world by DownBeat Magazine. […]

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6-19-17 (2)

Students in our Jazz in the Classroom program in Los Angeles held their culminating Spring Concert in June, featuring a performance by the LAUSD/Thelonious Monk Institute All-City Big Band and special guest vocalist Jane Monheit. The afternoon also highlighted student ensembles from fourteen local public schools. Check out photo highlights from the event here.

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