At Walker West, we believe that jazz music has the power to bring people together and inspire creativity and self-expression. We are committed to providing a supportive and inclusive environment where students can learn, grow, and thrive as musicians. Join us and discover the joy of jazz music!
We offer jazz ensembles for students of all ages. Our jazz ensembles are led by experienced jazz musicians and educators who are passionate about sharing their knowledge and love of jazz music. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced player, we have an ensemble that will challenge you and help you grow as a musician.
Open to students of all ages and abilities. To enroll, simply fill out the online application form (below). We will review your application and contact you soon regarding ensemble placement.
Each ensemble meets once a week for 60 minutes in the evenings or on weekends. Rehearsal times vary depending on the ensemble. Ensemble members are expected to attend rehearsals regularly and to come prepared and ready to work.
The ensembles are regularly invited to perform at various venues and events throughout the year. Performance opportunities include our recitals, jazz festivals, community events, and more. We believe that performing is an important part of the learning process and we encourage all ensemble members to participate in performances.
Ensembles require a fee to participate that varies depending on the ensemble and the length of the session. Financial aid is available for students who demonstrate need.