Programs, Classes & Private Lessons

Summer Jazz Workshop

CRN Registration Fee   Date Time

1025 - Tenor Saxophone
1017 - Alto Saxophone
1019 - Baritone Saxophone
1027 - Trumpet
1015 - Piano
1035 - Trombone
1021 - Drums
1023 - Clarinet
1029 - Guitar**
1031 - Bass**
1033 - Vibes
1076 - Voice

Early Bird (received by June 17, 2016) $375  

August 8 - 12, 2016

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

1026 - Tenor Saxophone
1018 - Alto Saxophone
1020 - Baritone Saxophone
1028 - Trumpet
1016 - Piano
1036 - Trombone
1022 - Drums
1024 - Clarinet
1030 - Guitar**
1032 - Bass**
1034 - Vibes
1077 - Voice

Registrations after June 17, 2016 $400  

*When registering online, your instrument choice will generate the appropriate CRN.

**Guitar and bass students need to bring a small amp (storage is provided during the week).

For all students of all Jazz instruments, ages 13+. Adults welcome.

This summer, learn performance techniques, style, history… and all that jazz.

If you play piano, bass, guitar, drums or horns (saxophone, trumpet, trombone), and are age 13+ to adult, we’ll put you in the mix. Vocalists, you too can take the spotlight with scat training and ensemble work.

Novice students will be introduced to the essence of jazz—namely improvisation and performance— while those already acquainted with jazz will benefit from the week's immersion in improvisation, rehearsal and performance:

  • Enhance your understanding of jazz styles and history
  • Explore jazz theory and apply techniques, scale exercises and chord constructions from jazz masters to your own playing
  • Expand your repertoire with jazz standards chosen to challenge all levels of skill and experience
  • Improve your combo/improvisation playing skills; Interpret lead sheets through ensemble work as combos, rhythm and horn sections, during jam sessions, rehearsals and in performance

Daily masterclasses, combo rehearsals, and faculty and student concerts.

Take the stage on August 8-12, 2016. With top-notch faculty and facilities, you’ll learn everything from jazz standards to solo styles that will “snap your cap”.

From the classroom to the stage, you’ll be livin’ in the pocket. cons_img_jon_may

Public student performance: TBA

Closing faculty performance. TBA

Faculty (to be confirmed)

and special guests:
Allison Lynch - Vocals
Jon May - Drums Registration information

Registration opens February 15th, 2016.

Register online or call 403.440.6821

Residency option

Stay on campus for the week. Residence fees are very reasonable, and the facilities are a five minute walk from classes and performance halls. Contact Residence Services at 403.440.6275 for more information, or e-mail


Payment is required for parking at Mount Royal University, Mon – Sat, and parking regulations are enforced. Visitor parking lots and rates.