Participants > What to Expect?

jazz-rehearsalThe “Boysie” Lowery Living Jazz Residency is designed to give students an intense learning experience that will help them begin to find their sound, mature as a player, mature as a musician, and make lasting connections with like minded peers.

The residency will include rehearsals where students will workshop their original arrangements and compositions in set ensembles with a coach, private lessons in composition and performance from our world class faculty, classes where participants will explore 20th century harmonic concepts and apply them to new original compositions, master classes on everything from the business side of music to performing to finding inspiration for new compositions, and let’s not forget the opportunity to hang 24/7 with like minded players.

The first week of the residency coincides with the Clifford Brown Jazz Festival, which features some of the nations top jazz talent. Students will have the opportunity to experience each night of the festival.

There will be numerous semi-public performance opportunities during the residency. A final concert will be performed at the recently renovated historic Queen Theater in downtown Wilmington, Delaware.

The Light Up The Queen Foundation will provide participants with a per diem to cover meal expenses. Participants will be provided with housing at one of the Delaware College of Art and Design’s student residences. Transportation to and from Wilmington, DE will be the responsibility of the residency participant.

There is no application fee or tuition.