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Skidmore Jazz Institute

Support the Skidmore Jazz Institute

You can make a difference in a student's life.

Jazz students give testimonials.
Man, I am so blessed and thankful to have gone to the Skidmore Jazz Institute. I met so many awesome people and had so many unforgettable experiences. I definitely became a better musician and discovered a few non-music related things as well. This was worth it.
Jeffrey Miller

Each summer talented young musicians are brought to their next level of musicianship at the Skidmore Jazz Institute. To encourage diversity, the Institute established a scholarship fund to attract students with promise who would otherwise be unable to attend. Many of our former students have gone on to establish successful careers in the music industry (check out Trombone Shorty, Kendrick Scott, Jonathan Batiste, Ryan Cohan, Walter Smith and Myron Walden just to name a few). Your gift today will support the jazz artists and educators of tomorrow.

  • $10,000 will sponsor a visiting guest artist and public concert.
  • $2,000 will provide a full tuition scholarship for one student.
  • $800 will cover a student's room and meals for the entire program.
  • $25-$100 helps keeps the cost of the Institute's Community Concerts below $10.

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