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Jazz at Lincoln Center Launches Tuition Free Education Program

Jazzed Magazine • News • April 18, 2013

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Jazz at Lincoln Center recently launched the Jazz at Lincoln Center Youth Orchestra (JLCYO) program, a new tuition free initiative for local students.

Twenty high school student musicians from the tri-state area (New York, New Jersey, Connecticut) who meet the program admission requirements will be selected to comprise the JLCYO.  The musicians will be provided with the opportunity to enhance their musical education with the finest professional training and performance opportunities.  Applications are due on Friday, May 10th.

Members of the JLCYO will rehearse weekly, learning big band repertoire and performance techniques from JLCYO Director Vincent Gardner, members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, and JALC Managing and Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis.  The JLCYO, collaborating with professional artists and a choir of high school singers from New York City public schools, will perform sacred music by jazz legend Duke Ellington at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage on Sunday, March 23, 2014, as part of a year-long creative learning project exploring Ellington’s music, developed in partnership with Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute. []


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