Summer Jazz Arts Institute registration is OPEN for educators and artists

Providing inspirational training in cross-modal teaching methods for classroom teachers, arts specialists and teaching artists. This year we are thrilled to offer the option of registering for one graduate credit from Lehman College.

Celebrated author and jazz musician JAMES MCBRIDE, and SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK founding members Carol Maillard and Louise Robinson will be special guest presenters along with Artistic Director ELI YAMIN, SJAI co-founder choreographer SHIREEN DICKSON,  SJAI co-founder guitarist TOM DEMPSEY, vocalist and JPI teaching artist ANTOINETTE MONTAGUE.

Use Lehman College Course Title below to register:

MSP 740: Career Development for Music Performers

Cross-discipline jazz arts education techniques for teachers and professional music, dance, and theatre performers, including studio teachers, arts entrepreneurs, teaching artists, ensemble, company and school directors with an emphasis on creativity, inclusion, diversity, cultural awareness and authenticity. Fundamentals of working as a teaching artist or in partnership with teaching artists will be addressed. July 11-13 (meets Wed July 11 and Thu July 12 from 10 am-4 pm and July 13 from 10 am-1 pm)

Option One – Register using title above for non-credit certificate: $169
Call MaryAnn Drago-Dowling at the Continuing Education Department directly at 718-960-8077 or 718-960-8512, or email at email hidden; JavaScript is required.

Option Two – Register with Lehman College for graduate credit. 

Apply for admission to Lehman College first, one of the following ways:

A)  Submit the Visiting Student admission application along with the required supporting documentation.
Visiting Student


B)  Submit the Graduate Application for Non-Degree Admission application along with the required supporting documentation. Candidates apply online.
Non-Degree Student

For questions on this process, contact Lehman College Music Department’s Darina Qafleshi at 718-960-8247.

For college credit Tuition Rates and Schedule of Fees

Summer Jazz Arts Institute is presented with support from The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, The Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation, The Michael Rosenfeld Gallery and individual donors.

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