Help us inspire the next generation of jazz audiences and artists.
Your gift to the Institute is an investment in the future of the uniquely American creation of jazz. The Institute relies on private funding to offer our wide range of public school jazz programs; mentor-based training at the college level; and our annual International Competition, which shines a spotlight on the world’s most promising young jazz artists. Public school programs include Jazz in America: The National Jazz Curriculum, Jazz in the Classroom, and BeBop to Hip-Hop.
Each tax-deductible contribution allows the Institute to continue offering these and other education programs free of charge to tens of thousands of young people each year. Most importantly, it cultivates the new artists and listening audiences that keep jazz thriving. Thank you for supporting the Institute and the future of jazz – America’s greatest musical contribution to the world.
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Below are examples of how your contribution helps the Institute:
Underwrites the cost for one public school student to attend a master class conducted by a major jazz artist.
Underwrites 45 minutes of after-school jazz instruction for public school students.
Underwrites one afternoon of after-school jazz instruction for public school students.
Underwrites the cost of providing round-trip bus transportation to a master class for students from one public school.
Underwrites one week of after-school jazz instruction for public school students.
Underwrites the cost for one public school student to study in the Institute’s after-school program for a full year.
Underwrites one master class in the public schools featuring a renowned jazz artist.
Underwrites production costs for two public performances by a high school jazz ensemble.
Underwrites one master class at a major jazz club featuring a renowned jazz artist and an audience of 100 public school students. Contribution covers artist honoraria, student bus transportation, and box lunch at the jazz club.
Underwrites one after-school jazz instructor in one public school for a full school year.
Underwrites the honorarium and expenses for one major jazz master to conduct individual and ensemble instruction for one week at the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance college program and lead public school community outreach programs.
Underwrites the after-school jazz program in one public school for one semester.
Underwrites one week of National Jazz Curriculum professional development workshops for American history and social studies public school teachers.
Underwrites one year of community performances featuring public school students who participate in the Jazz in the Classroom program.
Underwrites the after-school jazz program in one public school for one year.
Underwrites one student scholarship (includes tuition, room and board, stipend, and national and international touring expenses) to the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance college program.