Friday, June 03, 2016

Women in Jazz Workshops - in Australia


2016 Applications are Open!

It opened my eyes to jazz and really helped me expand my repertoire. Thank you so much for this wonderful opportunity and experience  and I can't wait to continue to explore jazz and all it has to offer

Isabelle McConaghy, 2015 participant


Sydney Conservatorium
23/07/2016 - 21/09/2016
Applications close June 10
Enquiries: (02 9036 6292)


The Street Theatre
23/07/2016 - 18/09/2016
Applications close June 10
Enquiries: (02 9036 6292)


Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts
20/08/2016 - 30/10/2016
Applications close July 8
Enquiries: (08 9471 1950)
WA Youth Jazz Orchestra

This year we are thrilled to announce a new partnership with Canberra's Street Theatre to present the workshops in the ACT for the very first time under the talented guitarist and composer Jess Green!

The workshops will also take place in Sydney at the Conservatorium Open Academy and in Perth in partnership with the WA Youth Jazz Orchestra at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA).

As the workshops continue to go from strength to strength, our goal remains the same. To create more opportunities for women in the genre of jazz. With the support of our media partner, ABC Jazz, we look forward to joining forces with our national partners in an exciting year ahead.


A short course aimed at women who are interested in pursuing jazz and improvised music, the Young Women’s Jazz Workshops have been changing the face of Australian jazz since 2002.

Developed by Dr. Sandy Evans OAM and the Sydney Improvised Music Association to develop skills and confidence in improvised music, this pioneering program has had a direct impact on the number of women studying jazz at conservatoria across the country.

The course offers exclusive opportunities for participants including ongoing performance and touring prospects.Participants also create new friendships and networks with like-minded people.

Our course tutors are sought-after educators and in-demand musicians. The course includes masterclasses with leading practitioners in the field. We cater to all skill levels. Entry is by written application and audition. Classes run on Saturdays over eight weeks and culminate in a public concert.

In 2016, the workshops will be held in three States for the first time.  This could be a life changing experience, so don’t hesitate in applying today!

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