Berklee Global Jazz Institute Workshop at the Newport Jazz Festival

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Where do gifted musicians go to become leaders of a world community and affect positive social change? The Berklee Global Jazz Institute is a creative music institute with a progressive vision to develop the artist of the new millennium.

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 Artistic Director Danilo Pérez and Managing Director Marco Pignataro. The program features ensemble rehearsals, master classes by musicians who have appeared in the Newport Jazz Festival, and final performances, with all students to play on the Newport Jazz Festival stage.

Participants study and stay in the heart of Newport on the campus of Salve Regina University

Please note: The application deadline for this year's program has passed. Late submissions (those received after March 1, 2018) will be accepted based on available space.

2018 Program Information

Program length:
Five days
Program dates:
Monday, July 30–Friday, August 3, 2018
Registration fee:
Paid by scholarship
Paid by scholarship
Move-in date:
Sunday, July 29 at 12:00 p.m.
Move-out date:
Age range:
15 years and older

*Nonrefundable and nontransferable. Program information subject to change.

S Thanks to the generous support of the Wein Foundation, founded by Joyce and George Wein, and the Newport Festivals Foundation, a 501C3 nonprofit founded in late 2010 to continue the legacies of the Newport Jazz and Newport Folk Festivals, it is possible for students to attend the Berklee Global Jazz Institute Workshop at Salve Regina University on scholarship. Avid jazz fans, the Weins created their foundation years ago in order to give back after their own career successes. As the current chairman of the Newport Festivals Foundation, George is proud to be working with Berklee and looking forward to hearing the musicians play at the end of the program.

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