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    CJP's School Residency Programs

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About Jazz Alive

The mission of CJP’s Jazz Alive Program is to institute music learning at the beginning of a student’s formal education by providing a linear track of music instruction and enrichment from kindergarten through high school. The program follows a steady progression of music instruction that focuses on basic music theory including notation and rhythm, elements of music, improvisation, and life skills such as communication, team work and self-motivation. This is accomplished through active listening and participation using a variety of instruments. Ensemble instruction is also provided in Jazz Band, Jazz Choir, Drum Line, Hand Chimes, Strings, and Guitar.

"By building music programs and jazz bands at the elementary level, we can effectively improve the quality of CPS high school bands all around and can demonstrate involvement in music keeps our children focused and in school.”

-Orbert Davis


Jazz Alive currently serves 10 Chicago Public Schools and nearly 1,000 students in weekly music education.

MUSIC DISCOVERY

I AND II (K-8)

SHORT-TERM PROGRAMS

Unique electives, 4-6 sessions

MUSIC ENSEMBLES (K-12)

Jazz Band, Jazz Choir, Handchimes, Strings, Guitar, and Drumline

JAZZ BAND AIDS (9-12)

High School Supplement with Workshops and Master Classes
IN-SCHOOL RESIDENCIES

IN-SCHOOL RESIDENCIES

Residency: JAZZ ALIVE (K-12):

Phase 1: Music Discovery I (Grades K-3) - Introduction to elements of music, improvisation, and instrument technique

Phase 2: Music Discovery II (Grades 3–5) - Continuation of music instruction through hands-on learning and performance, with a strong emphasis on improvisation and developing life skills

Phase 3: Music Ensembles (Grades K-12) - Training in instrumental technique, music theory, and improvisation

Ensembles include: Jazz Band, Jazz Choir, Strings, Guitars, Handchimes, Drum Line

Phase 4: Jazz Band Aides (Grades 9 – 12) - A continuation in Jazz Band with a focus on improvisation and mentorship

NEW Jazz Alive Short-Term Music Programs

NEW Jazz Alive Short-Term Music Programs

We know that not every school can incorporate a full-year program into their curricula - that's why we have created new fun and exciting short-term programs so that you can find one that is the right size and fit for you and your students!

Please contact Program Manager Jordan Mandela at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information

MATINEE PERFORMANCES and OPEN REHEARSALS

MATINEE PERFORMANCES and OPEN REHEARSALS

Chicago Jazz Philharmonic performances are always made accessible to students at discounted prices and convenient performance times. Please contact us for special student pricing and to help you coordinate your group’s attendance to one of our performances or free open rehearsals.