Created in 2001, the workshop initially began under the auspices of the UW Summer Arts Festival. 2004 was our first year functioning as a part of the UW School of Music.

In an effort to create the best educational environment, enrollment to the workshop has always been limited to approximately forty students. With seven faculty members, this creates a great teacher to student ratio and keeps the performing ensembles to a realistic size.

The faculty has been carefully selected. The two most important criteria being that each is an active, performing, professional jazz musician and that each is a highly regarded educator. We feel that this combination provides the greatest educational experience as our faculty has the means to communicate their "real-world" experience. We also place great value on creating an educational environment that is encouraging and positive.

The workshop is geared toward students of high school age. Students must have some experience playing jazz.

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