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.
New Member Sign Up: In lieu of auditions we are accepting teacher recommendations using the form provided. Taped auditions may still be submitted electronically using either an mp3 file or a Youtube link sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Returning Members: no audition or recommendation required. Just register!
The deadline for all auditions/registrations is Nov 16. For more information on auditions requirements visit the Audition page.
Teching staff and clinicians for this season include: Nick Fisher, Robyn Alcorn, Andrew MacKelvie, Andrew Jackson, Ian Grant, John MacLeod, Augusto Enriquez, Andrew Alcorn, Jeff Goodspeed, Ken MacKay, Dave Burton, Tom Easley and Dave Staples.
The three weekend sessions are:
- Nov 25-26 Truro Junior High School, Truro (Map)
- Feb 10-12 NSCC Waterfront Campus, Dartmouth (Map)
- Apr 7-9 North Nova Education Centre, New Glasgow (Map)
Still only $240 for all three sessions, plus a payment plan is available. Check out the Program page for more information.