Grades: 3–6
5 Sessions:
10 Sessions:
Curriculum Connections: English Language Arts, Music, Social and Emotional Development, Social Studies

Tracing the evolution of jazz through a social studies lens, students will examine the cultural and political influences that developed the sound as it traveled north with the Great Migration. They will develop their understanding of music by practicing the fundamentals of jazz. In the 10 session model, students will have the opportunity to design their own jazz club based on their new knowledge of the art form and culture.


Generous support provided by The Joan and Allen Bildner Family Fund, Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc., The Arts Education Endowment Fund in honor of Raymond C. Chambers, Jennifer A. Chalsty, Judy and Stewart Colton, Toby and Leon Cooperman, Mimi and Edwin Feliciano, The Izzo Family, Don Katz & Leslie Larson, McCrane Foundation, Inc., care of Margrit McCrane, The MCJ Amelior Foundation, Albert+ and Katharine Merck+, David & Marian Rocker, Steven and Beverly Rubenstein Charitable Foundation, The Sagner Companies/The Sagner Family Foundation, The John Strangfeld and Mary Kay Strangfeld Foundation, and an anonymous donor