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Rutgers Community Arts

Summer Music

This summer, join Rutgers music faculty for a virtual Jazz Workshop and Music Theory and Ear Training Bootcamp. Private music lessons are also available. We hope to see you next year, in person, for our exciting music ensemble intensives!

Music Theory and Ear Training Bootcamp

July 26–August 6, 2021 (weekdays)
Music Theory: 11 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Ear Training: 12:30–2 p.m.
Open to students ages 14–adult
Cost: $495 full program, $275 half day (Music Theory ONLY or Ear Training ONLY)

Rutgers music theory faculty prepare students for collegiate placement examinations and for college-level theory and aural skills courses. This program covers the foundational concepts of written music theory and ear training that are included in key signatures, time signatures, scales, intervals, harmony, solfege, sight-singing, and dictation.

Sample Schedule

Coming soon.

Timothy Urban
Part Time Lecturer, Music Theory

Jazz Workshop

July 1–August 19, 2021 (Thursdays) 6:30–8 p.m.
Open to students ages 14+
Cost: $240

Learn to express yourself through the language of music. Take a journey through the history of jazz, from Louis Armstrong and Jelly Roll Morton through Steve Coleman and Makaya McCraven. Each week the class will study an artist and work on translating and adapting their concepts to our own playing. The 90 minute weekly session will be a combination of improvisation, history, styles, and performance. Percussionists must be able to play a keyboard percussion instrument.

Sample Schedule

Coming soon.

David Miller
Director of Rutgers Youth Jazz Ensemble
Community Arts

Private Music Lessons

Private music instruction is available for students of all ages and stages, starting at just 4 years old. Individual instruction with our faculty of world-class, conservatory-trained musicians is available in 30-, 45-, and 60-minute sessions in all instruments and voice. Students must have access to their instrument of study to maintain a regular practice schedule. Summer 2021 instruction will be held over video conference.

Students may register for lessons at any time. Once registered, students commit to weekly lessons for the remainder of the summer. Lessons are also available a la carte, based on availability.

Note: Private Music Lessons are not eligible for summer discounts