Heritage School

A Heritage School student goes to class. Photography by Zach SmithHSM Drummers before Jazz Fest performance. Photography by Kia RobinsonHeritage School students after Jazz Fest, 2017. Photography by J.R. TomasonVocalists perform at Jazz Fest, 2018. Photography by Kia Robinson

Operating since 1990, the Heritage School of Music is the Jazz & Heritage Foundation's longest-running education program. The school is free and serves students ages 8 to 17 from throughout the greater New Orleans region. Classes are held on Saturday mornings and after-school on Thursday afternoons at the George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center (1225 N. Rampart Street, New Orleans). The Heritage School of Music teaches the art, performance, and theory of jazz music.

The Heritage School students are engaged in a curriculum that includes instruction in instrumental technique (studio), ear training and the construction of musical compositions (theory), and jazz ensemble playing (combo). 

Audition applications for the 2019-2020 school year are currently closed. To be placed on an interest list, please email Clare Harmon, Heritage School of Music administrator at hsm@jazzandheritage.org
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