Jazz Band

Jazz Band

Ages 9 and up

Experience jazz and improve your skills

Fall Semester begins in September!


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Students are introduced to improvisation and conduct solos on their respective instruments, in addition to gaining skills in performing with an ensemble. Open to brass, guitar, string, woodwind, drums/percussion, and keyboard/piano students. At the end of the semester the group will give a performance for friends and family.


Fall 2018

Ages 9+

Fall Semester: 15 weeks

Instructor: Will be announced shortly!

Times: Determined by instructor and student availability

Tuition: $300 per semester + $20 fall registration fee

If you are interested in taking private lessons and theory in addition to an ensemble and/or MYSP orchestra program, be sure to read about the Powers Conservatory Program for information on merit scholarships!


Ensemble Placement Auditions:

Students interested in joining an ensemble should complete the following steps:

  1. Submit an online audition form here to schedule an individual placement audition. Once we have received your audition webform, our staff will contact you to schedule and confirm an audition time. If you are interested in the MYSP Orchestra program, please click here for more information.
  2. Pay your audition fee of $30 per student (waived for current 2017-2018 Powers ensemble students).
    To pay online: Click here to access ASAP, our online registration site (you will be asked to create an account).
    To pay by check: Checks, made payable to Powers Music School, should be sent to Powers Music School, P.O. Box 398, Belmont, MA 02478. You may also pay by credit card by calling (617) 484-4696.
  3. Once we have received your audition webform and audition fee, a staff member will contact you to schedule and confirm your audition time. Please read our audition requirements below to prepare for your audition.
  4. You will be notified of placement shortly after your audition. Please complete and submit your registration and tuition payment within two weeks of acceptance. Your payment will include the $20 fall semester registration fee and full tuition for the ensemble program you were placed in, unless a payment plan has been arranged. For those auditioning after the fiscal year has begun, tuition will be prorated. Please check our Conservatory Program page for information about merit scholarships!
    To register/pay online: Click here to access ASAP, our online registration site (you will be asked to create an account). Please call the office if you have received financial aid or a merit scholarship, or have been accepted into the Conservatory Program.
    To register/pay by mail: Download and complete a 2018-2019 Registration Form, and a 2018-2019 Financial Aid Application if you are interested in applying for financial aid.

Ensemble Audition Requirements:

  • Two contrasting pieces
  • A couple scales of the student's choice
  • Sightreading

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