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Register by June 5, 2015

Jazz Downtown Workshop
July 7-10, 2015


The University of Toronto Jazz Studies department invites you to join us in our 3rd Annual Jazz Downtown Workshop!  Gain small group jazz experience while you immerse yourself in the jazz idiom this summer.  Study and play in the heart of the city with our creative professional faculty, and recent graduates, many of whom are the top young players on the jazz scene today, as well as current students from the University of Toronto Jazz Studies Program.  Experience the University of Toronto’s continuing tradition of excellence in Jazz performance, while meeting other young creative jazz students from across the city and beyond, in a challenging and rewarding summer program.

Gain insight into the process of preparing for post secondary jazz programs through interaction with current and recent graduates of the University of Toronto Jazz Studies Program – learn about and begin to develop the skills University programs are looking for in successful applicants.


   Small jazz combos allow
   for extensive one-on-one  
time and personal
feedback from the pros

Master classes offer
instrument specific
professional insight to
improve your playing level.

all jazz combos allow
ack from the pros


Who Should Apply? This program is targeted to High school students between the ages of 14-19 who have at least two years of experience on their instrument (including voice).

Sample Schedule

10:00 – 11:00
Improvisation/Basic Materials

11:00 – 12:30
Combo Session

12:30- 1:15
Lunch (unsupervised)

1:15 – 2:30
  Faculty Performance/Student Jam Session   

2:30 – 4:00
Combo Session

Daily Program:

The Jazz Downtown Workshop runs from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, July  7- 10, 2015.  Common sessions and clinics will include jazz materials, theory, listening/ear training, improvisation, and specific instrumental instruction of value to all levels of students.  Two daily combo sessions offer students small group instruction with the professional faculty, and faculty performances allow the opportunity to experience high-level performance up close each day.  The workshop will finish with an informal student concert on Friday afternoon that is open to friends and family.

Registration Deadline:

June 5, 2015
Both the Registration form and the payment must be submitted by this date.

Program Fees:
$300* (by June 5th)
$350* – Late Registration Fee (between June 5th – 19th)
No guarantee that late comers can be accommodated.

*$25 discount for those who took advantage of the Jazz Primer Bundle.

Next Steps….


Under 18:
A parent or guardian must complete the Registration form by printing all information required and, must read, sign and submit the attached informed consent agreement. Incomplete forms will not be processed.

Over 18:
Participants over the age of 18 must read, sign and submit the Registration Form and the informed consent agreement, but will not require parent or guardian signatures.

Registration is on a first come, first served basis. We anticipate that the workshop will fill quickly. We, however, reserve the right to cancel the workshop if minimum enrollment is not met.

Payment & Refund:
Payment must accompany the Registration form.
($300 before June 5, 2015 or $350 between June 5 and June 19, 2015).
(For those who purchased the Jazz Primer Bundle in 2014 - payment for the Jazz Downtown workshop is $275 before June 5 or $325 after June 5).
Payment may be made by bank draft, money order or cash (cash only if you are paying in person). 
Payment must be made payable to: Faculty of Music, University of Toronto.

The application package (Registration form + payment) can be mailed or hand delivered to:

The Registrar’s Office
Re: Jazz Downtown Workshop
Faculty of Music, University of Toronto
80 Queen’s Park, Rm 145
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C5

Office hours are Monday to Friday 9:00am-4:30pm

Cancellation Policy: Registration fees are refundable in full until the 19th of June; regardless of the reason, we are unable to grant refunds beyond this date.

Jazz Downtown Workshop information -  PDF copy

Jazz Downtown Workshop Registration Form - PDF Copy

For more information on the Jazz Downtown Workshop contact:
Jennifer Panasiuk or Karen Wiseman at 416-978-3741
or email: