Jazz Combos - Youth



Introducing MacPhail's new leveled jazz combo program, designed to help students improve their improvisation skills and musicianship while playing with students of similar skill level. As students progress, they will be placed in more advanced combos with more advanced players. Combos will perform at MacPhail and various venues throughout the Twin Cities.

Students must audition to be placed in a combo. Auditions for all combos including the Dakota Combo, will be held on September 29 from 12:00-4:00 PM. Combos will rehearse weekly from September-May. Days and times for combo rehearsals will be arranged after auditions.

MacPhail welcomes all instrumentalists and vocalists to participate in our jazz combos. Click on the link below for specific audition information for your instrument or voice.

Audition Guidelines

Student Information Form

Auditions can be an intimidating setting for many people. In the new jazz program at MacPhail, we are aiming to create an environment that fosters creativity and personal identity. When preparing for your audition please try to bring forth the best representation of yourself regardless of what you think we'd like to hear. Jazz, rock, pop, etc... Prepare anything that you feel comfortable playing, and show off who you are as an individual!

Greg Byers has decided to perform what he would play, if he were auditioning for a jazz ensemble at MacPhail. Remember all instruments are welcome to audition!

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If you have any questions, please contact Jazz Coordinator, Christopher Rochester at rochester.christopher@macphail.org

About Classes & Ensembles at MacPhail

MacPhail group music classes, ensembles and summer camps, help students of any age and any skill level meet their musical goals in a comfortable and fun group setting! In our classes, you can develop your playing or singing skills or learn about music composition, theory, or music appreciation in a relaxed, collaborative environment with like-minded peers. By joining an ensemble, you can take your group’s talents to the stage! Learn more about Groups and Ensembles for Youth or for Adults.

MacPhail offers group music lessons for all ages and abilities! Create your own group lesson by gathering your friends or family members and we’ll place you with one of our outstanding faculty who is equipped to teach beginning through advanced music lessons. Groups can consist of students the same age or inter-generational groups (parent/child).

10 years - 18 years
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