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School Residencies

The Madison Jazz Society partners with the Madison Metropolitan School District to enhance jazz education programs in Madison public schools through its School Residency Program. As a part of these programs, jazz teaching artists, in conjunction with the on-site teacher, work with music students in the school, often developing a jazz culminating performance. Examples of residencies in the 2018-19 school year include:

  1. Residency with Laurie Lang at Gompers Elementary School. For the final performance, the Dixie Doodlers jazz group performed with all of the students.
  2. The Jefferson Middle School Residency culminated with Laurie Lang, Mary Gaines, Chris Wagoner and other guest strings’ musicians performing with the string orchestra students.
  3. At Toki Middle School, Joey Banks and his quartet met with seventh and eighth grade band students culminating with a group performance for the entire school.

Photos from recent Residencies: (coming soon)