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Quick-Look Guide to NYJA Summer Semester

Browse our programs page for complete course overviews and registration details for Summer Semester (June 6-September 2, 2016). We have programs for players of all levels and ages. NYJA summer classes include the following:

Summer Jazz Intensives in Manhattan and Long Island

(Visit our NYJA Summer Jazz Intensives page for complete information)

Summer Jazz Intensives, Manhattan (choose one or multiple weeks, July 5-September 2)
Summer Jazz Intensives, Long Island (choose one or multiple weeks, July 11-August 5)


Small Ensembles (beginning through advanced level)
Mondays, 7pm-8:50pm
Tuesdays, 7pm-8:50pm
Wednesdays, 8pm-9:50pm
Thursdays, 7pm-8:50pm
Saturdays, 11am-12:50pm
Saturdays, 4:10pm-6pm
Sundays, 7pm-8:50pm (Syosset location)

Improv Workshops
Mondays, 7pm-8:50pm
Sundays, 5:30pm-6:50pm (Syosset location)

Big Bands
Saturdays, 2pm-3:50pm


Bebop Line Building
Mondays, 6pm-6:50pm

Theory/Notation/Ear-Training Classes
Mondays, 6pm-6:50pm
Tuesdays, 6pm-6:50pm

Private Lessons

Private Lessons are scheduled by appointment, all various locations throughout all boroughs

Vocal-specific programs

Vocal Jazz Workshops
Wednesdays, 8pm-9:50pm
Thursdays, 6pm-7:20pm
Saturdays, 2pm-3:50pm

Small Ensembles (see above for summer schedule)
Improv Workshops (see above for summer schedule)
Electives (see above for summer schedule)
Private Lessons are scheduled by appointment, all various locations throughout all boroughs

NYJA Online programs

Music Notation Basics (self-guided, tuition-free)
Jazz History 101 (self-guided, tuition-free)
Introduction to Improvisation and Jazz Theory (self-guided)
Introduction to Improvisation and Jazz Theory (w/ private tutorials, by appointment)
Online Private Lessons (scheduled by appointment)

Other Programs

Interested in other NYJA classes not mentioned here? contact us for even more program options this summer.

Summer Calendar

The NYJA Summer Semester starts on Monday, June 6, 2016 and runs through Friday, September 2, 2016. For a overview of dates and holidays breaks, visit our School Calendar.

Is NYJA Right For You?

Are you wondering if New York Jazz Academy is right for you? There’s only so much you can learn by visiting a website, so feel free to contact us for an honest assessment. Also, feel free to read about other NYJA musicians’ stories and testimonials, and check out our post helping answer the question, “Is NYJA Right For You?”.


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