Our JEA faculty are selected not only for their performing abilities, but for their abilities to be innovative in the learning process and in the classroom. This means the minute the participants walk into the classroom, innovation begins. How is the room set up, what are we going to do the minute they walk in the door until the time they leave at the end of the class? We’ll have the students play, we’ll have the teacher play, we’ll listening to recordings, we’ll analyze how the performer is performing, and we’ll explore why the artist is playing what they are playing.
We’ll have the students participate in ear training by playing a phrase and seeing if the student can play it back, play rhythms and see if they can clap the rhythms, etc. We’re going to transport the students, by pure art, to provide them with a unique experience. In addition, the faculty concerts at the end of each day, featuring a world-class jazz artist, will provide the energy and the desire to learn more.