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The Capitol Jazz Project

Washington Performing Arts and the D.C. Public Schools, in collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center, have launched the Capitol Jazz Project, an important step in supporting music education for all students in the District of Columbia. Through the Capitol Jazz Project, students hone their listening, performing, improvising, composing, arranging, music reading, and notation skills. The Capitol Jazz Project is being implemented in seven D.C. middle schools with a total enrollment of more than 500 music students. A true collaboration, the Capitol Jazz Project combines the resources and expertise of Washington Performing Arts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and the D.C. Public Schools to create a model music education program.

View a Past Performance
Capitol Jazz Project Participants Performing at the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage
Instructions: Click on the image to view the performance.
2010/11 Partner Schools
Columbia Heights Education Center
Deal Middle School
Hardy Middle School
Hart Middle School
Rob Brown Middle School
Shaw Middle School at Garnet-Patterson
Sousa Middle School

For more information, please contact Megan Merchant, Education Program Coordinator, Education Department.