Juilliard Jazz brings the rhythm to Trinity

From 4–9 July, Trinity College, the University of Melbourne, in partnership with Credit Suisse, will welcome teachers from the renowned Juilliard School for the second time to its winter school program for young leaders.

Carl Allen, Artistic Director of Jazz Studies at the Juilliard School in New York, and fellow Juilliard Jazz teachers, will lead a group of passionate and dedicated 14–17 year old jazz students from around the world through master classes, listening classes, and orchestral and ensemble performances. 

Director of Winter Schools at Trinity College, Ms Sue Karzis, said the Juilliard School represented the pinnacle of quality training in music and it was a privilege to offer students the opportunity to be a part of the only Juilliard School offered in Australia. 

‘The program was of such benefit last year, that there are eight students returning to participate in the School again,’ Ms Karzis said. 

‘It helps with their musical confidence, harnesses their potential, teaches them new skills, and gives them a stronger appreciation of jazz music – plus they’re learning from incredibly passionate and knowledgeable teachers.’

‘The program was inspirational and eye-opening for me,’ one student said of last year’s experience.

‘The week at Trinity was worth months and months of practice; I couldn’t have got the deeper inspiration and understanding anywhere else. ‘

The week’s program ends with two orchestral performances presented by the Juilliard Sextet and the students.  

Founded in 1872 as the first residential college of the University of Melbourne, Trinity is a unique tertiary institution that provides a diverse range of high-quality academic programs for Australian and international students.  Under its Young Leaders’ banner, Trinity conducts enriching programs for Australian and international students that offer outstanding academic and personal development opportunities.  

The Juilliard School provides the highest calibre of artistic education for gifted musicians, dancers and actors from around the world so they may achieve their fullest potential as artists, leaders and global citizens. 

Credit Suisse is a world-leading financial services company, advising clients in all aspects of finance, around the world, around the clock. 


14 Jun 2011
Category: Learning