Summer Jazz Orchestra

Join us for TYSA’s Summer Jazz Orchestra workshop, an exciting exploration of jazz in a full orchestra. Open to all instruments!

August 1–4, 2024 • Tacoma City Theaters and the Spanish Ballroom

All instruments (saxophones included!) are invited to take part in this workshop, which celebrates jazz, one of America’s greatest genres, in an orchestral setting! Students (entering grade 8 through age 21) learn about the unique history of jazz through hands-on musical experiences, guest performances, oral traditions, and a final performance for friends and family at the Spanish Ballroom at McMenamins Elks Temple!

Photos by TYSA staff.

Workshop Information

How to Register

Please complete the online registration form below and submit a deposit in order to secure your place. You can pay online (click here to go to our payment page) or by mailing in a check to the TYSA office.

Welcome Packet and Student Guidelines

After completing your online registration and submitting your deposit, please click below for your welcome packet, medical/consent forms, and student guidelines:


Deposit: $90
Standard tuition: $325
If you are concurrently registered for EMF, tuition for the Summer Jazz Orchestra is reduced to $225 – a $100 discount!
Balance is due by July 15.

Need-Based Financial Aid

If you need tuition support, please complete and submit the financial aid application below by June 1.

Sample Daily Schedule

9:45 – Student Check-In
10:00 – Rehearsal
12:00 – Lunch
12:45 – Lecture/Demonstration
1:30 – Rehearsal
3:30 – Day Ends

Summer Jazz Orchestra Registration Form

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