Summer Programs

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Summer Jazz Program

Jazz is a uniquely American genre with roots stretching back to Africa. It has reached beyond music to make its mark on literature and the visual arts, not to mention being the origin of hip-hop and R&B. College Now's Jazz Program at York College provides students with an opportunity to grow as jazz musicians and work with jazz professionals in the context of a professionally-run big band.   In the 3- credit course Music 250: African-American Music, students learn some of the fascinating history and theory of jazz, and have the opportunity to deepen their skills and grow as an artist.  
July 6 – August 13, 2015
Monday through Thursday
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Up to 5 college credits upon successful completion.

Metrocards and lunch vouchers provided.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be a New York City public high school student, entering 11th or 12th grade in September 2015
  • Have one of the following:
    • a minimum score of 75 on the English Regents (ELA) exam OR
    • a minimum score of 480 on the SAT verbal/critical reading section
  • Pass a required audition
  • Students coming from York College partner schools will be given priority, but eligible students from other public schools may attend if space permits.

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For more information on this program contact York College's College Now staff.