Adult Programs

Summer Jazz Piano Intensive

July 24 – 28, 2023

A 5-day intensive for the intermediate jazz pianist, focusing on rhythm, comping, and soloing in both piano-bass-drums jazz piano trio and solo piano formats.

Emphasis on swing feel, voicings and voice leading, and analysis of select masters’ solo transcriptions.

The program runs Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm

The week culminates with a student concert featuring all participants performing with the faculty rhythm section Friday at 7:30 pm in Rendon Hall at the California Jazz Conservatory.

View sample (2022) weekly schedule here!

Enrollment is limited to eight pianists.


Pianists must have the ability to play:

  • Major and minor scales and key signatures in both treble and bass clefs
  • Major, minor, diminished and augmented triads
  • Major, dominant and minor seventh chords

The Summer Jazz Piano Intensive is directed by Dr. Susan Muscarella. 


  • Susan Muscarella (jazz piano/private instruction)
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Tuition: $975

To apply: contact program director Susan Muscarella susan@cjc.edu

Refund Policy: $100 of program tuition is non-refundable until June 1st.  After that date, all tuition is non-refundable.