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homeschool jazz band students perform saxophone


Age: 11+

Time: Mondays, 11:15 - 12:45am
Annual class fee: $300*

Instructor:  Jaclyn Winters

Fusion is GCHFA’s premier jazz ensemble, designed for the most dedicated and talented young musicians. This elite group is exclusively open to students currently enrolled in an Advanced-level ensemble at GCHFA. Aspiring members must undergo an audition held at the beginning of May.

The repertoire for Fusion is challenging and diverse, featuring a mix of jazz styles including swing, Latin, funk, rock, and more. Students will be pushed to explore the technical intricacies and artistic nuances of each genre, ensuring a comprehensive and enriching musical experience.

Fusion rehearses throughout the summer in order to prepare for their extensive gig schedule, spanning throughout the school year about once a month. Additionally, Fusion participates in the Jazz Music Performance Assessment (MPA), offering students a platform to receive professional feedback and recognition for their efforts.

Fusion is more than just a class—it's an opportunity for young musicians to push their boundaries, refine their skills, and shine on a professional stage, and make lifelong friends. Join Fusion and become part of a legacy of musical excellence at GCHFA.

*Classes would be 3x this price without the generosity of our annual donors!

A yearly, non-refundable enrollment fee of $100 per student is due at time of registration;

this fee will increase to $125 on July 29, and to $135 on August 31.

Class Highlights

  • Audition-based ensemble

  • Challenging repertoire

  • Multiple performance opportunities

  • Special guest clinicians

  • Collaborative environment

  • Yearly Music Performance Assessment (MPA)

Audition Material

Please note that this is a highly competitive ensemble with limited instrumentation, and therefore limited spots. Students are highly encouraged to audition, however an audition does not guarantee admittance.

Auditions for Fusion are closed until May, 2025

You may register for a class prior to auditioning.

Fusion Jazz Band: List
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