The Nova Scotia Honour Jazz program offers student instrumentalists and vocalists of all abilities an opportunity to learn jazz and take their playing to the next level in a fun atmosphere with some of the finest jazz educators and performers in the province. It is not necessary to know any jazz, and auditions are used to place students in groups based on their ability and their interests.
Young musicians from across the region form fast friendships while learning and playing in big bands and combos, at a junior or senior level. Vocalists have the opportunity to sing with a Vocal Jazz Ensemble and with one of the bands. Musicians will be placed in the appropriate level following an audition.
Auditions are submitted electronically using either an mp3 file or a Youtube link. All auditions should be sent to email@example.com. The deadline for audition submissions is Monday, November 2, 2015. For more information on requirements visit the Audition page.
The faculty for this season include: Andrew Alcorn, Paul Barrett, Jeff Goodspeed, Ken MacKay, Dave Staples, Nick Fisher, and Robyn Alcorn, Andrew Jackson, Andrew MacKelvie, Alexis Schurman and Kristen Wells.
The three weekend session are:
- November 13 and 14, 2015 – Truro Junior High School, Truro
- January 8, 9 and 10, 2016 – NSCC Waterfront Campus, Dartmouth
- April 8, 9 and 10, 2016 – North Nova Education Centre, New Glasgow
Still only $240 for all three sessions, plus a payment plan is available. Check out the Program page for more information.