Berklee Global Jazz Institute Workshop at the Newport Jazz Festival

Berklee Global Jazz Institute Workshop at the Newport Jazz FestivalThe 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 as artistic director and Marco Pignataro as managing director. 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 festival stage.

  • Note: students accepted into this program will receive a full tuition and housing scholarship to attend.

2021 Program Information

Program dates:
Registration fee:
$50 (nonrefundable, nontransferable)
Paid by scholarship
Paid by scholarship
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Age range:
15 years and older


 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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