Central Coast Orchestra and Jazz Academy
In partnership with El Sistema Youth Orchestra Salinas and Monterey Jazz Festival we will be presenting a virtual music education experience: the Central Coast Orchestra and Jazz Academy. This three-week (July 11 – 31) virtual academy will provide daily music education, to musicians aged 14-24, in both the classical and jazz repertoires. Activities will include sectionals, masterclasses, warm-ups, social activities, and rehearsals. The academy will culminate in a large group ensemble performance of the classic “Rhapsody in Blue.” Participants will have the opportunity to focus on their specific instrument and genre, as well as learn from an incredible group of accomplished musicians during the afternoon masterclasses. These classes will be led by GRAMMY-nominated jazz musicians Christian Sands and Gerald Clayton, as well as musicians from the Israel Philharmonic, the Munich Philharmonic, and the Atlanta Symphony.