Jazz Power Institute 2022 returns to Lehman College in the Bronx live and in person
Join us at our eighth annual Jazz Power Institute for artists and educators on Wednesday, July 6 and Thursday, July 7, 2022, from 10 AM to 5 PM! Once again, we are convening in person at Lehman College, City University of New York at Lehman College’s Music Building, for our two-day Summer Institute in the Bronx. This year’s theme is JAZZ FUTURE.
Our two-day Institute is offered tuition-free, with Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) credits available for registered educators upon request; for registration at no charge, and additional information: Register now at jazzpower.org/institute2022.
Jazz Power Institute provides methods for teaching jazz in a culturally authentic way to many different kinds of audiences, with a wide range of age groups including from grades preK-12 to college students and adult learners. All Institute workshops focus on topics that stimulate every student to make personal connections with jazz, to relay the current relevance of jazz music as an art form forward into the future.
Participants from a wide range of experience in the field are all welcome, including college students who are relatively new to teaching artist careers, as well as educators and artists with a decade of experience or more. Jazz Power Institute provides a safe and challenging learning environment, where breakthroughs are made in understanding the jazz arts in a more comprehensive, personally relevant and engaging way.
For our 2022 Jazz Power Institute: JAZZ FUTURE, we are focusing on how student engagement with jazz can create new pathways in learning about music, and the arts in general, while stimulating individual growth and advancement. Our Institute provides a dynamic framework for artists and educators (preK-12 and college) to build their knowledge and skills-training, teaching jazz across the creative disciplines of music, dance and theater. Through the lens of jazz, participants engage how to awaken deeper imaginative learning, building community and trust with their students, and how to effectively employ “jazz power tools” for students to create their own JAZZ FUTURE.
Hands-on transformational and multidisciplinary learning experiences will be led by Dr. Eli Yamin (Institute Co-chair and Jazz Power’s Managing and Artistic Director); Shireen Dickson (Institute Co-chair, director of OKRA Dance Company and co-founder, Collegium for African Diaspora Dance (CADD), Duke and Northwestern University); Tom Dempsey (Institute Co-Chair, LaGuardia Community College); Antoinette Montague (Jazz Power Community Artist-in-Residence), and guest artist Alison Crockett (Founder, Generations of Vocal Jazz, Shenandoah University).