Halifax Jazz Festival Music Education Program:
Beyond sharing the relevance of jazz in today’s world, the Jazz Festival provides opportunities for artistic development and music education. Your support will help to fund Halifax Jazz Festival’s music education programming including the Creative Music Workshop, year-round free workshops and free programming during the Halifax Jazz Festival including Splash! Bang! Boom! on Theodore Tugboat.
The centerpiece of the Jazz Festival’s music education program is the Creative Music Workshop (CMW). The "CMW Core Program" offers artists of all disciplines and skill levels, aged 15 years or older, the knowledge and experience required to take their artistic practice to the next level. The program passes on knowledge not only about what it means to be a musician, dancer, etc., but what it means to be a creative person. In addition to learning the fundamentals of the CMW Creative Process, students play with each other for up to eight hours a day and receive intensive instruction from a renowned faculty as well as performance opportunities at the TD Halifax Jazz Festival.