July 14 – 20, 2024
Montclair State University

It’s all bass, all the time at the Hinton Institute. Dive into an immersive week of master classes, performances, small ensemble work, studio sessions, lectures and workshops on the MSU campus. Explore jazz, classical, early music, slap, Latin and electric in a non-competitive environment. Learn from some of the planet’s best bass players on our acclaimed faculty. Trade tips and techniques with other student musicians. Find your people — the ones who inspire you, motivate you and will be your creative community for years to come. Leave at the end of the week with a greater love of music and a deeper understanding of your place within it.

About Milt Hinton

This program is named in honor of the legendary jazz bassist, a prolific performer and studio musician whose long career intersected with countless greats, including Louis Armstrong, Pearl Bailey, Cab Calloway, Diahann Carroll, Sam Cooke, Bing Crosby, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Goodman, Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra and Barbra Streisand. (Just to name a few.)

Application qualifications:

  • Bass players ages 14 – 18
  • All levels (beginner, intermediate, advanced)
  • All genres (jazz, classical and more)
  • Tuition is $1250

Application deadline: June 7, 2024
Faculty to be announced.
For more information, contact artseducation@njpac.org

Milt Hinton. Photo by Robert Asman.