• Education at the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic

    Education at the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic

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Overview

The mission of the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic (CJP) education programs is to provide meaningful and accessible music education to Chicago area students while teaching important life skills and providing a pathway to higher education.
  • Jazz Alive - Residencies

    Jazz Alive is a sequential music learning program providing 14-28 week residencies in schools, tracking students from music discovery to performance in music ensembles.
  • Jazz Academy - Outreach

    Jazz Academy invites young musicians from across the Chicago metro area and beyond to participate in Saturday and summer performance ensembles.
  • Jazz Alive
  • Jazz Alive

    Jazz Alive aims to build long-term partnerships with schools to establish a music program that leads to the launch of jazz band and other music ensemble programs. Targeting schools with little to no music programs, Jazz Alive institutes music learning at the beginning of a student's formal education, and ensures student retention in music programs from elementary to high school.

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  • Jazz Academy
  • Jazz Academy

    An outgrowth of the “Jazz Alive” program, Jazz Academy is an out-of-school community music school that invites young musicians from all across the Chicago metropolitan area and beyond to participate in a two week intensive summer camp and/or a year-round Saturday program. The Jazz Academy is an inclusive program where students are welcomed at any level and teachers work to meet their individual needs.

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  • Touring Groups
  • Touring Groups

    Chicago Jazz Philharmonic facilitates the learning of language arts, history and geography during live musical presentations, including performances by professional musicians, representative of the cultures and musical flavors of selected themes. Schools may choose from a variety of performing groups.

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  • Charles Danish Scholarships
  • Charles Danish Scholarships

    In memory of a remarkable individual who helped a young Orbert Davis,The Charles W. Danish Scholarship for Musical Excellence provides one year of mentoring and private music lessons for Jazz Alive or Jazz Academy students that show exceptional talent, promise, and dedication to their craft.

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Interested in leadership development?

Today’s business leaders face unprecedented challenges in the face of accelerating complexity, change, and multiple generations in the workforce. Truly effective leadership is now characterized by creativity and inspiration balanced with operational efficiency. "Collective Creativity", a professional workshop offered by Chicago Jazz Philharmonic, offers a fresh experience of what great new leadership looks, feels and sounds like-- engaging participants kinesthetically. Orbert Davis and members of the CJP Double Quartet lead participants in an interactive (and entertaining) presentation and discussion, with breakout activities customizable for your workplace needs and goals.

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