SMF Jazz Academy accepts applications from SCCPSS students

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SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Applications are once again open for the Savannah Music Festival (SMF) Jazz Academy.

The one-year tuition-free program is designed for students in the Savannah-Chatham County public school system at all levels of music.

Until Sunday August 22, the SMF Jazz Academy accepts beginner, intermediate and advanced students in grades 5 to 12.

Organizers say they will offer in-person instruction, in line with the district’s decision to offer face-to-face learning.

“We want to expose as many students as possible to creative expression through jazz,” said Jessica Messere, director of the SMF Jazz Academy. “We are delighted to be offering in-person rehearsals again this year and to invite students interested in music to register as soon as possible. “

Students will have at least one rehearsal per week in addition to a private lesson on their instrument. The SMF Jazz Academy will also organize masterclasses with local jazz musicians, monthly jam sessions and performances at the end of each semester.

Interested families and students are encouraged to register for a short in-person placement interview, which will take place August 23-25.

No prior musical experience is required and free instrument rental is available if required.

To apply, go to savannahmusicfestival.org/jazzacademy. Contact Jessica Messere for any questions at [email protected] or 912.234.3378 x102.


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