Berklee Global Jazz Institute Workshop at the Newport Jazz Festival®
Please note: The application deadline for this year's program has passed. Late submissions (those received after February 15, 2017) will be accepted based on available space. Thank you for your interest.
The Berklee Global Jazz Institute Workshop at the Newport Jazz Festival, hosted by Salve Regina University, offers aspiring young musicians, including vocalists and nontraditional instrumentalists, a full-scholarship (tuition and housing), five-day intensive jazz program taught by world-renowned faculty and led by Danilo Pérez, artistic director, and Marco Pignataro, managing director. The program features ensemble rehearsals, master classes by musicians who have appeared in the Newport Jazz Festival, and final performances by all students, with selected groups chosen to play on the Newport Jazz Festival stage.
Participants study and stay in the heart of Newport on the campus of Salve Regina University.
|Program length:||Five days|
|Program dates:||Monday, July 31–Friday, August 4, 2017|
|Tuition:||Paid by scholarship|
|Housing:||Paid by scholarship|
|Move-in date:||Sunday, July 30 at 12:00 p.m.|
|Move-out date:||Friday, August 4, afternoon|
|Age range:||15 years and older|
*Nonrefundable and nontransferable. Program information subject to change.
Berklee will provide the backline including drum set, amps, and other equipment, but drummers will need to bring their own hi-hats and cymbals. All instrumental players except pianists are expected to bring or rent their own instruments. Suggestions for rental include:
Once accepted, students will be placed into small ensembles based on instrumentation and level of musicianship.
Below is the proposed daily schedule for the Newport Jazz Festival Workshop:
- 9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. Global Jazz Forum
- 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Directed Study in Improvisation (grouped by instruments)
- 2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. Global Jazz Ensembles
- 4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. Ensemble Performance Laboratory
- 6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. Dinner
- 7:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. Jam Sessions
Participants study and stay in the heart of Newport's Bellevue Avenue historic district, on the campus of Salve Regina University. Friends and family of program participants are invited to make a reservation at one of the hotels in the area.
Please bring personal toiletries, comfortable clothes and shoes, and professional attire for the day of the festival. If possible, bring a personal fan as the dorms can get very warm at night. Bed linens and towels will be provided. Free laundry facilities and wireless internet will be provided. Aside from your personal belongings, we recommend bringing extra spending money.
Students will eat in the dining hall at Salve Regina University. Please inform us if you have any allergies or need other special accommodations by emailing or calling firstname.lastname@example.org or 401-341-2353.
The last day of camp is Friday, August 4. Students' last camp activity is their performance at the Newport Jazz Festival. After the performance, students are free to leave the festival. There will be a courtesy bus back to Salve Regina at 6:15 p.m. to retrieve stored belongings. Otherwise, students must bring their belongings to the festival (note that there are no storage facilities on festival grounds) or arrange their own transportation. Students should be out of the dorms by 7:00 p.m.
All tuition and housing expenses for this program are covered in full by a scholarship. Please note that you must be registered for a program in order to be considered for a scholarship.
If you have any questions about scholarships for the Newport Jazz Festival Workshop, please email email@example.com, or you can reach the office by phone at 617-747-8681.
Families who want to attend the festival may request tickets. Two complimentary tickets per family are available for the Friday performance, and a limited amount of tickets will be available for Saturday on a first-come, first-served basis. Otherwise tickets may be purchased through the festival website. Remember, student tickets are available for $20.
Please look at the Newport Jazz Festival website for the full festival lineup and information about parking.
If families are planning on coming to Newport for the festival weekend, please book your hotel rooms as early as possible. Check out the closest options on the Discover Newport website.
Please note: on Thursday, August 3, there will be a buffet barbecue at Ochre Court. Families are welcome to join faculty and students as they run through their performance material for Friday at the Newport Jazz Festival. To RSVP, please contact Peter Davis at 401-341-2297.