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Creative Music Program for Jazz




Sat., May 27th @ 12PM |  Merck Multi-Purpose Room (Tier 2) 

 How to Audition: 

1. Print out the CMP & JCP Entry Audition Instructions & Materials PDF before registering. Please read through these instructions thoroughly prior to auditioning. 

 Click to download CMP & JCP Entry Audition Instructions & Materials [PDF]

2. Choose and play the Reading Test which best suits your playing and reading level. There are three PDF files labeled with different playing levels. Please print the level that best matches your ability. 

Some Experience Playing/Reading Level [PDF] 

Moderate Experience Playing/Reading Level  [PDF]

Very Experienced Playing/Reading Level [PDF]  

3. Once you have completed Steps 1 and 2, you can "Register" for auditions by clicking the orange registration button at the top of the page.

NOTE: If auditioning via video, please be sure to include a YouTube link in the fields labeled "video" in the Registration form. Only submit a video link that follows the instructions outlined in the Audition Form & Materials PDF.  

Should you have any further questions regarding the audition process, please email Brent White at .  


The Kimmel Center Creative Music Program for Jazz is a FREE school year jazz music program, intended for students between the ages of 11 and 20.

This comprehensive program focuses on:

  • stimulating each student’s individual creativity
  • developing his/her musicianship skills by using the framework of the jazz tradition.

Throughout each season, students will explore the expansive field of creative music via:

  • original and legacy compositions
  • hands on exploration of the rich jazz tradition
  • master level tuition in the vital areas of musicianship 
  • monthly celebrity master classes courtesy of our Meet the Masters series
  • weekly intensive ensemble rehearsals

… and many performance opportunities!

Creative Music Program for Jazz Curriculum

The Creative Music Program includes expert instruction for intermediate and advanced students in:

  • Theory
  • Harmony
  • Rhythm skills
  • Ear Training
  • Improvisation
  • Collective composition
  • Sight Reading
  • Ensemble interaction & performance
  • Jazz History

The curriculum provides for three varied levels of experience, with students being placed into one of three ensembles (Red, Blue, Magenta) based on our unique musicianship evaluation process.

Creative Music Program for Jazz Faculty

Anthony Tidd, Director

Brent White, Assistant Director

Josh Lawrence, Red Ensemble Instructor


2016-2017 Creative Music Program Season Schedule

More Dates to Come!

  • May 27th @ 12pm: Creative Music Program/ Jazz Camp Auditions
  • June 17th : Creative Music Program Graduation & End of Year Concert



If you have questions or would like more information regarding the Creative Music Program, email Brent White at

For general Kimmel Center Education inquiries, email the Kimmel Center Education Department at 

Endowment: Citizen’s Bank Foundation, Comcast Foundation, The Sidney Kimmel Foundation, Dr. Richard M. Klein, Lincoln Financial Foundation, McLean Contributionship, PNC Foundation, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel J. Savitz, Sunoco Foundation, and Wells Fargo.

Sponsors: THANK YOU!

Education programs at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts are generously sponsored by:

  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Aramark
  • Bank of America
  • Chubb 
  • Connelly Foundation
  • Deloitte
  • Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation
  • Doran Family Foundation
  • Elliott-Lewis Corporation
  • Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church
  • GSK
  • Health Partners Plans
  • David and Patricia Holveck
  • Johnson and Johnson
  • Lincoln Financial Foundation
  • Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation
  • Lomax Family Foundation
  • M & T Bank
  • Merck
  • Origlio Beverage
  • Philadelphia Indemnity Insurance Company
  • PNC Foundation
  • Thomas Skelton Harrison Foundation
  • Universal Health Services, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo