The Nash Futures Workshop

In this introductory program, students ages 10–17 discover their passion for music while learning the essential elements and skills of jazz. Enrollment for the current semester is closed, but please contact us for more information.



January 23 - April 24
Mondays, 5:30–7:30 p.m.


The Nash
110 E. Roosevelt St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004



Contrary to common belief, jazz improvisation is a learned skill. Jazz is a language developed over time through the process of listening and imitation. During this 14-week program, students will learn to improvise small phrases and melodies which, eventually, can be linked together into longer musical sentences that can communicate ideas and feelings. No prior experience of playing jazz is required, but knowledge of major scales is helpful. This class is perfect for the novice who would like to learn to play in jazz combos or bands. All instruments are welcome.

This ensemble is led by Pam Morita

Ensemble registration is a 2-step process:

  1. Please fill out a brief questionnaire before enrollment: CLICK HERE
  2. Register for enrollment: CLICK HERE

If you have any problems with the Google form questionnaire or the enrollment process, please contact Dr. Clark Gibson at

WATCH an Arizona PBS Horizon story about The Nash Futures Workshop.