This two-week program is designed to challenge the most serious jazz student. Every year we invite the finest jazz artists from around the country to give masterclasses and performances. Past guest artists have included Larry Goldings, Kobie Watkins, Daniel Rosenboom and Larry Koonse. We offer a challenging theory program that stresses singing and movement, as well as West African drumming and song. Every student is in multiple performance groups, and can explore a wealth of standards, in addition to delving into their own original compositions. Because we believe strongly in mentorship, all the student ensembles are lead by working professional jazz musicians. Every student has the opportunity to collaborate with working musicians who are at the top of their field. The ACE Jazz Intensive provides a unique chance for students to make huge strides in their playing while deepening their understanding of jazz music and its roots. Applicants are required to have two to three years experience playing jazz.