The Core Program offers experiential learning for musicians and artists of all disciplines and skill levels to take their practice to the next level.

 July 7 & 8 (5-9 PM), and July 9-16 (10 AM - 5 PM)
Tuition: $450

The Creative Music Workshop (CMW) is a 10-day intensive program where the ensemble is the classroom and improvisation is more than a style, it’s a path for learning. The CMW Core Program offers artists of all disciplines and skill levels, aged 15* or older, the knowledge and experience required to take their artistic practice to the next level. In addition to learning the fundamentals of the CMW Creative Process, students play with each other for up to eight hours a day and receive intensive instruction from a renowned faculty as well as performance opportunities at the TD Halifax Jazz Festival.

Michael Blake (saxophones - New York City)

Jerry Granelli (drums - Halifax)
J. Anthony Granelli (electric bass - New York City)
Christian Kogel (guitar - Berlin)
Dani Oore (saxophones - Toronto)

More faculty TBA!

Clinicians will be announced with the 2016 TD Halifax Jazz Festival lineup!

Bonus: Core Program students receive an All Events Pass to the 2016 TD Halifax Jazz Festival and access to all CMW clinics, providing them with the opportunity to hear world class artists and become immersed in an exciting musical community for 10 days. 

*If you are under 15, you need special permission to take part in the CMW. Email the Halifax Jazz Festival at set up an appointment.

Halifax Jazz Festival's Creative Music Workshop is supported by the Craig Foundation, and Michael and Julie Chender.