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homeschool jazz band students perform saxophone

Fusion

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)

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