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Jazz Week at Wayne - Closing Performance
July 24 2015 at 12:00 PM
Patio of the Volt Lounge, Marriott Hotel, Ren Cen
Every year in July, J.C. Heard Jazz Week at Wayne is a one-week workshop that provides high school students with an intensive and rewarding jazz education. It combines the artistic and educational forces of the Wayne State University Department of Music, the Detroit Jazz Festival and the J.C. Heard Legacy. Forty high school students are chosen through competitive audition. No students are burdened with a tuition fee. The program brings together a highly diverse collection of talented urban, rural and suburban youth and the students and faculty present this culminating concert at the end of the week. It's free and open to the public. Learn more about J.C. Heard Jazz Week at Wayne.
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The Department of Music


The Department of Music cultivates music as a contemporary and global art, grounded in a long historical tradition, by combining higher education with professional training and experience for its undergraduate and graduate/professional students.

The Department offers students of music opportunities to learn, grow, and develop their skills and disciplines in an urban cultural setting. With close proximity to Detroit's cultural center, students have access to the resources of such premiere institutions as the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Detroit Public Library, the Detroit Opera House, and Orchestra Hall. The long historical relationship between the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the Department allows students to study and coach with exceptional guest artists and resident artist-faculty who are specialists in all musical styles and media.

Building on the strengths of its geographic and cultural setting, the Department maintains public access to its performances and degree programs, offers high-level professional and academic standards and unique creative and scholarly opportunities appropriate to a large research university, and cultivates a deep aesthetic understanding of music in our students and the larger urban arts community.

Wayne State University
1321 Old Main
Detroit, Michigan 48202
Phone: (313) 577-1795

Fax: (313) 577-5420
music@wayne.edu