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Summer Academic Enrichment Eligible Programs

Program Info
Program: Summer Jazz Violin Workshop
Sponsoring Organization: Walker West Music Academy

Main Contact
Name: Tonya Gregory
Title: Program
Address: 760 Selby Ave
St Paul, MN 55066
Phone: (651) 789-1685
Fax: (000) 000-0000
Web Site:
Curricular area: Performing Arts
Grades Served: 5 , 6 , 7 , 8 , 9 , 10 , 11


This workshop is for violin students looking to branch out from traditional classical violin or who desire to take their improvisation to the next level. Goals: Greater flexibility and creativity through the instrument Ability to improvise on a theme Rhythm and chord progressions Expanded comfort with playing music without being tied to sheet notation Less fear of making mistakes


Students learn in a group setting through lecture and applied classes covering the following topics: Ear Training/Critical Listening to identify elements in a performance, e.g., rhythm, intro, outro, melody, etc.; strategies for improvisation e.g., rhythmic restrictions, phrase restrictions, note restrictions, target tones, etc.; how to learn a new tune; tune deconstruction; intro to harmonizing the major scale.

Program Dates

First day of session: August 5, 2024. Last day of session: August 9, 2024. 1 week session

Can students reside on campus? No

Can students commute to campus? Yes

Can students take online classes? No

Estimated commuter cost per student
Tuition: $345
Fees: $0
Books: $0
Supplies: $0
Transportation: $0