California Jazz Conservatory

For General Operating Support

  • Amount
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
  • Term
    36 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Organization
About the Grantee
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2087 Addison Street
Berkeley, CA 94704-1103
Grants to this Grantee
for general operating support  
California Jazz Conservatory is an educational institution providing both degree granting and community programs in Berkeley. The Conservatory is committed to instructing students in high-quality jazz-centered composition, musicianship, and performance. It provides 3,000 classes and workshops and 120 performances that reach to more than 6,500 students and audience members annually. During the grant period, the organization will work toward pairing its recently accredited bachelor's degree program with a nationally recognized master's program. A renewal grant will support the organization's efforts to attract new students to an expanded footprint, develop its business model, and grow visibility to national and international jazz students and professionals.
for general operating support  
California Jazz Conservatory (formerly Berkeley Jazzschool) is a comprehensive education institution committed solely to the study and practice of jazz, providing instruction to more than 2,500 community members each year. Comprising two distinct education programs, the Conservatory offers a post-secondary degree program with students studying with world-class instructors; and the Jazzschool Community Music School—which provides year-round, non-degree earning short-term workshops, artist-in-residence programs, and public performances to develop practical skills and nurture the artistic voices of aspiring musicians of all ages and levels. During the grant period, California Jazz Conservatory intends to expand enrollment in its degree program to eighty students, with the approval for federal student aid and F-1 student visas. Likewise, the organization plans to expand its facilities with the renovation of an additional site.

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