Jazz Explorers

Project Info

Project Description

Age: 10-14
Type: Jazz & Improvisation
Term: Fall | Spring
Term Length: 15 Weeks


  • Saturdays at 11:15am
Duration: 90 Minutes
Class Size: 8
Price: $1,110| $555 for Students Enrolled in Private Lessons


  • Shayna Dulberger, Courtney Wright

Prior Experience: Enrolled in Private Lesson or Band Program

Contact: 718.622.3300info@bkcm.org

Taught by accomplished women and non-binary musicians who are active in the New York City jazz community, this program empowers young women and non-binary students who are new to jazz to grow their musicianship and confidence through improvisation and ensemble performance. The Jazz Explorers participate and perform in workshops and masterclasses with the BKCM Jazz Travelers and guest jazz artists through the Jazz Leaders Fellowship Program.. It is recommended that students in this class be enrolled in private lessons or a Band program.

The Jazz Explorers is only open to students who identify as female or non-binary. This program serves as an entry point for students ages 10-14 who are interested in discovering the world of Jazz. There is no placement audition required to join the Jazz Explorers, however students should have some experience on their instrument and be enrolled in private lessons or a school performance program on their chosen instrument. Students will explore repertoire by leading women in Jazz, creative improvisation and basic jazz theory. Throughout the year students will perform alongside faculty. 

Returning Students

Students who have previously attended the Jazz Explorers Program or The Jazz Summer Camp may call and register before September 9th for the program. Call the registration team at 718-622-3300 to register. 

Jazz Open House – Sept 9th – FOR NEW and RETURNING STUDENTS!

New and Returning Students are invited to attend our Open House on September 9th from 11:15 – 12:45. If you are interested in attending the Jazz Explorers Open House please contact jazz@bkcm.org 

Fall Semester
September 23rd – January 20th

Spring Semester

February 3rd – June 8th

Registration Info

Please call 718-622-3300 to speak to one of our registrars who will guide you through the registration process and answer any questions you might have. Financial aid is available for qualifying students. To apply please contact kris.mandapat@bkcm.org and fill out the financial aid application.

For complete information on our registration process and policies please click here