Unexpected Outcomes of Jazz Education

Using the Student Learning Outcomes (Objectives) to your advantage By: Glen Brumbach   You just finished a great performance with your jazz band; the group has really improved this year, and…

Jazz Education Resources

Select Jazz Education Resources Online Smithsonian Jazz Jazz Appreciation Month   The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC Visit ARTSEDGE and search for “jazz” Celebrating Jazz…

Council for Jazz Education

Mission: To Support the members of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) and the jazz community by serving as a resource to improve the quality of teaching and research…

Jazz Education as it relates to Life Skills

As jazz educators we all strive to teach our students the techniques behind their instrument, to build their capacity to be able to perform in front of an audience, and…

Making the Case for Jazz Education

As recently as 45 years ago, the idea that jazz, or any contemporary popular music, could serve a role in the education of America’s youth was highly questionable in the…

Jazz Education: You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby!

Let’s start the school year with a little historical perspective… We take for granted today that jazz education has a place alongside band, strings, and chorus programs. This has not…