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Jazz Academy

CCM has canceled all in-person programs scheduled for summer 2020.

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Directors: Dr. Scott Belck, Director of CCM Jazz Studies and Dr. Isidore Rudnick, Fine & Performing Arts Curriculum Manager, Cincinnati Public Schools

The CCM/CPS Summer Jazz Academy offers an outstanding experience to study jazz performance with respected area professional jazz musicians in an ensemble setting.  

The Summer Jazz Academy is for students entering grades 6th -12th in the fall of 2020 with at least 2 years of performance experience on their instrument.  No prior jazz experience is necessary. The daily schedule will consist of instrument masterclass, ensemble rehearsal, jazz history and jazz theory/ improvisation classes.  There will also be a special guest artist masterclass during the week and a final student performance in the afternoon on June 19th.

Important Note:  All Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) students must apply through Dr. Rudnick and the CPS Curriculum Office.  He may be reached at



2020 Tuition for non-CPS students is  $150.


Sample Daily Schedule

  • 8:30 a.m. – Group Warm Up
  • 9:00 a.m. – Instrument Masterclass
  • 10:10 a.m. – Ensemble Rehearsal #1
  • 11:30 a.m. –  Jazz Theory/Improvisation/Jazz Arranging
  • 12:30 p.m. – Lunch
  • 1:00 p.m. – Jazz History
  • 2:00 p.m. – Ensemble Rehearsal #2
  • 2:45  p.m. – Break
  • 3:00 p.m. – Ensemble Rehearsal #2 continued
  • 4:00-5:00 p.m. – Optional Student Jam Sessions


4 p.m. Friday, June 19th, Patricia Corbett Theatre