Educational Programs

Three young musicians playing instrumentsVJC has great educational programs that inspire children, teens and adults to become more involved in jazz.

Our Faculty

Attila Zoller established by example that exceptional quality in both programming and educational programs was the cornerstone to the jazz center's success. Our faculty are both players AND teachers, recognized on their instruments and well-established in their teaching skills.

Summer Programs

For 39 years, the VJC has been running summer jazz workshops that focus on learning improvisational skills and developing one's abilities to perform in small-group settings. Instrumental and vocal programs run simultaneously. The rural setting replete with nice pianos and performance space is enhanced by marvelous food.

Teacher Training Workshops

Teaching to Standards: How to accomplish Arts GE Standards in Improvisation and Rhythm for middle through high school. Teachers of earlier grade levels are also welcome. The course is limited to 12 participants. Read more...

Year Round Programs

The VJC's educational program continues engaging people of all ages in the joyful appreciation of jazz. For further information, to confirm class times and cost, please call the jazz center at 802 254 9088. Windham County residents may be eligible for scholarship assistance thanks to a generous grant from the Thompson Trust.

Jazz in the Schools

  • Jazz curriculum for elementary through high school students
  • Concerts tailored to speak directly to the curriculum in practice
  • Ensemble consultants
  • Instruction on jazz appreciation, history and rhythm skills
  • Focus on the theory and practice of the improvisational process

Jam Sessions

The VJC has been recognized as hosts of the Best Jam Session in New England by Yankee Magazine. Jam sessions have historically provided opportunities for musicians of varying ages and abilities to come together and learn from each other. Every Wednesday night from 8:00 - 10:00 PM.
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