Berklee Global Jazz Institute Workshop at the Newport Jazz Festival
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|
|Tuition:||Paid by scholarship|
|Housing:||Paid by scholarship|
|Move-in date:||Sunday, July 29 at 12:00 p.m.|
|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 3. 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 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 completely moved out of the dorms on Friday morning.
Please note: Students must remain on the Salve Regina University campus during this program.
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.
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.