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Week #1 - Sunday, June 28th - Thursday, July 2nd

Week #2: Monday, July 6th - Friday, July 10th

Week #1 - Monday, July 27th - Friday, July 31st
Week #2: Monday, August 3rd - Friday, August 7th


   Cancel prior to 2 weeks before 1st day of PJO VIRTUAL-OSO

   - 100% refund
   Cancel within 2 weeks of 1st day of PJO VIRTUAL-OSO

   - $100 cancelation fee, the rest of money will be refunded.

   Cancel after PJO Jazz Week begins/during PJO VIRUTAL-OSO

   - No refund

In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic and in an effort to continue the Philadelphia Jazz Orchestra Educational Program's 14th summer of jazz education for student musicians entering grades 6 through 12, our traditional PJO Jazz Week programs have been converted to an online/virtual program with a slightly different approach to maximize the level of music instruction in the virtual world. 

The PJO Staff has developed a curriculum for this summer that will all students to develop skills and collaborate with teachers and fellow students virtually.  The curriculum has expanded focus on individual skill building, practice/rehearsal techniques, ear training, theory/improvisation, and music technology. 

PJO Virual-Oso Sessions are 2 weeks long with an approximate 3.5 to 4 hours of instruction each day via ZOOM.  In addition to the ZOOM sessions, students will have to finish assignments and work/practice on their own each day in able to contribute to the final "Virtual Concert". 

Each student will receive a personal schedule for each week of their session.  Their schedule will help them maximize their individual skills and help them prepare and record their repertoire for final virtual performances at the end of the session.

This program is offered in two sessions.  Each session consists of 2 weeks of virtual instruction.   Each PJO Virtual-Oso session is independent of the other and is comprised of different music and different clinicians. Students may choose attend PJO Virtual-Oso Session #1, PJO Virtual-Oso Session #2,  or both Sessions with a discounted price for the second session.

We are excited for the opportunities that this new online format can provide for students and look forward to you joining us this summer! 

Tuition for PJO Virtual-Oso is only $500 for a single session (2 weeks) or  $800 for both sessions (4 weeks).



PJO "Virtual-oso" 2020

  • Instrument
  • Computer (with internal microphone/camera)
  • Access to ZOOM
  • Headphones

ABOUT PJO virtual-oso

Typical Day Of PJO Virtual-Oso Instruction

9:30am - 3:00pm

    9:30am - Morning Meeting - Jazz History/Current Events

   10:15am - Music technology - Recording Fundamentals

   11:00am - Large Ensemble Techniques & Repertoire Prep

   12:00pm - Lunch Break

   1:00pm - Small Group Lesson (by instrument)

   1:30pm - Guest Clinician

   2:15pm - Jazz Theory/Impovisation

   3:00pm - Sessions end for the day

  • USB Microphone
  • Audio/Midi interface
  • Midi Keyboard