Jazz Ensembles (All ages)

For all lovers of jazz, Jazz Ensembles consist of a rhythm section, including bass and percussion, and at least one of the following instruments: guitar, piano, brass, woodwind, string, and voice. Throughout the semester, students—kids, teens, and adults—are coached weekly and learn, develop, and improve improvisation skills. The final class of each semester consists of a warm-up rehearsal and performance.

For the fall 2019 semester, we are looking for the following participants to round out our jazz ensembles:

Monday 7:15 PM - Advanced Ensemble
Horns (anything but tenor sax), jazz violin, guitar, bass

Tuesday 1:30 PM - Advanced Beginner Ensemble
Horns (anything but alto sax), jazz violin, guitar, bass, drum set

Tuesday 8:00 PM - New Ensemble
All instruments; forming as interest merits

Thursday 6:00 PM - Advanced Intermediate Ensemble
Horns, jazz violin, drum set

Thursday 7:00 PM - Intermediate Ensemble
Horns, jazz violin, drum set

Fall ensembles begin:  September 16 - 21, 2019

Tuition per semester: $435 (15 one-hour classes); 10% discount for WCMS private lessons students. (For an ensemble with only two enrolled students, the tuition is $660 per participant.)

Audition Requirements: Scale of your choice; musical selection currently being studied; improvisation.

Placement auditions:  The next audition date will be Sunday, September 8 at MusicFest for Fall 2019. Please submit an online inquiry below for more information.

Days and times:  Additional groups can be formed based on student and faculty availability.

Monday 7:15 - 8:15 PM Mark Pucci
Tuesday 5:15 - 6:15 PM Mark Pucci
Thursday 6:00 - 7:00 PM Jonathan Fagan
Thursday 7:00 - 8:00 PM Jonathan Fagan


  • For returning students: If you are a returning student in a Jazz Ensemble, contact our registrar to enroll:

  • For new students: If you are interested in joining a Jazz Ensemble, please submit this inquiry form and the instructor will be in touch with you: