Institute of Jazz Performance

Now accepting applications for the Institute of Jazz Performance Class of 2020.

International Jazz Day

St. Petersburg, Russia and Sydney, Australia announced as 2018 and 2019 International Jazz Day Global Host Cities.

Jazz in the Classroom

We bring the greatest living jazz masters to students in public schools across America

International Programs

Connecting communities around the world with America's indigenous art form

Jazz In The Classroom

The Institute’s worldwide, highly regarded Jazz in the Classroom programs are tailored for elementary, middle, high school, and college students to help them develop an understanding of and appreciation for jazz music. The series strives to share the positive aspects of jazz with young people who would not otherwise have opportunities to learn about this great national treasure.
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College Program

The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance is a tuition-free two-year program that accepts one ensemble of musicians for each class. All of the students receive full scholarships, as well as stipends to cover their monthly living expenses. The students study both individually and as a small group, receiving personal mentoring, ensemble coaching, and lectures on the jazz tradition.
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International Jazz Day

International Jazz Day brings together communities, schools, artists, historians, academics, and jazz enthusiasts all over the world to celebrate and learn about jazz and its roots, future and impact; raise awareness of the need for intercultural dialogue and mutual understanding; and reinforce international cooperation and communication.
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Peer to Peer Program

Through the Institute’s Peer-to-Peer Jazz Education Tours, gifted student musicians from 11 public performing arts high schools served by the Institute present weeklong tours for their peers in other cities.
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International Tours

The Institute’s goal of preserving and promoting jazz includes introducing people around the world to this great American art form.
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Blues and Jazz

With generous support from Bill and Carolyn Powers, the Thelonious Monk Institute has launched a free online curriculum for 5th, 8th, and 11th grade public school students in the United States that traces the history and development of the blues and jazz in America.
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