MMDA Summer Jazz Ensemble
Manasquan Music and Dance Academy in Manasquan will hold auditions for the annual Summer 2021, MMDA Summer Jazz Ensemble. MMDA Summer Jazz Ensemble is an audition-only instrumental music study intensive, providing students with the opportunity to explore the vast and diverse world of jazz. Led by Wall Intermediate School Band Director Steve Bryant and Bordentown Regional Band Director Mike Montalto, the MMDA Summer Jazz Ensemble will select up to twenty-one 8th-12th grade students to join the ensemble, which includes intensive instruction through an affordable tuition based four-week Summer course. This program offers opportunity for student musicians to be exposed to all areas of Jazz repertoire, encourage the practice through the summer months and provide performance opportunity.
Call 732-223-2121 or click here to enroll!
Audition: Friday, June 25th 2021 (video auditions are an option if circumstances prevent students from making the audition date, approval required)
Shortly after registration, you will be emailed your audition time.
Location: Manasquan Music and Dance Academy
233 East Main Street Manasquan, NJ 08736
Time: 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The application deadline is Monday, June 21st, 2021. There is a $25 fee to audition and if accepted into the ensemble, this will apply towards the summer four week program. The ensemble is open to all students currently in 8th to 12th grade.
Grades: 8th to 12th
Tuition (due upon acceptance):
- $275 which includes weekly private lesson (4 weeks)
All students auditioning must play the Jazz Etude.
Please download the Jazz Etude by clicking on your instrument below.
- Rhythm section must also perform additional rhythm section material.
- ALL APPLICANTS interested for improvised solo consideration must demonstrate soloing over the B-flat blues progression.
- ALL DRUMMERS must also demonstrate the following styles, swing with brushes, rock/funk, and Latin.
For audition material questions please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
CLASSES | REHEARSALS:
Mondays & Wednesdays: July 7th – July 29th (July 4th is observed on Monday, July 5th in 2021. The Jazz Ensemble will have a rehearsal on Tuesday, July 6th.)
Location: All rehearsals will take place at the MMDA Studio
233 E. Main St. Manasquan, NJ 08736
Time: 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Instructors/Directors: Mike Montalto/Steve Bryant/Ryan Wiemken
July 30th: TBD
July 31st: TBD