THE JAZZ EXCHANGE SUMMER WORKSHOP
Come and be a part of The Jazz Exchange's inaugural Summer Workshop. Join our summer workshop led by our Artistic Director, Abel Mireles, and esteemed jazz educators in the El Paso area. Our program provides instrumental and vocal students with exceptional guidance to improve their fundamental skills and jazz performance techniques. Students will benefit from attending masterclasses led by renowned special guest artists, participating in small and large ensembles, and improvisation classes, and receiving valuable mentoring from professional musicians. Additionally, our program offers exciting history and culture lessons, jam sessions, and other fun-filled activities. Don't miss out, sign up now!
Highlights from our 2023 Summer Workshop
Monday, June 19 - Friday, June 23
Pebble Hills High School
14400 Pebble Hills Blvd
El Paso, TX 79938
AGES + LEVELS
12-18; all levels welcome
Must own or be renting an Instrument
With the exception of drummers, pianists, and vocalists
May 12: Online Registration Opens
May 15: Audition Window Opens
June 12: Registration Deadline & Audition Placement Deadline
June 5: Deadline for No Refunds
June 24: Perform at The Jazz Exchange Jazz Festival @ Sombra Antigua Winery (Mandatory)
FACULTY + GUEST ARTISTS
Tuition: $300 per student
Registration Fee: $50
*Must register before sending your auditions
Auditions will be judged first and foremost on accuracy, so please prioritize a smaller portion of well-prepared material over performing everything (quality over quantity). The Jazz Exchange will have a better sense of your skill level with more material presented through your audition. As this is a placement audition, we do not need to hear you perform everything perfectly but instead are looking to understand the best placement for your optimal learning experience.
LUNCH / SNACKS
Students will be required to bring their own packed lunch. Snacks and water will be provided to the students throughout the week with the exception of two days when we will provide special treats to the students. More details will be sent to all registered students.
915.261.5256 | 915.926.0833
Volunteers Needed for Summer Workshop!
There is a 100% refund for tuition (less the $50 initial registration fee) until June 1st.
There are no refunds beyond June 5th.
Monday – Friday
8:30am - Drop-off
9:00am - Announcements
Period 1 - 9:30am - 10:20am Tech Class (Brass, Woodwinds, Rhythm Section)
Period 2 - 10:30am - 11:20am Improv I, II
Period 3 - 11:30am - 12:20pm Masterclass / Faculty Performance
Lunch - 12:30pm - 1:20pm
Period 4 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm Combos I, II, III
Period 5 - 3:15pm - 5:00pm Large Ensemble
*Subject to change
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Building Communities Through Music
The Jazz Exchange is a minority-led organization that curates creative programming, offering audiences
to discover new venues, meet new people, experience new artists, and mentor future generations of young artists.
Candice Reyes and Abel Mireles are leading The Jazz Exchange with a strong passion for music, education, and community building. Their professional musicianship has enabled them to create a program that helps support underserved artists and local businesses with mentorship and music education.
The Jazz Exchange has earned a reputation both nationally and globally for their commitment to fostering personal growth, creating new opportunities, and preparing future citizens. By working together with artists, businesses, and freelancers, The Jazz Exchange offers unique and welcoming spaces that allow people to discover new places, meet new faces, and experience new artists.
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