Young Musicians Education (YMEP)

The Sun Life Financial UpTown Waterloo Jazz Festival is known for bringing outstanding music and musicians to Waterloo. The festival offers workshops hosted by artists performing at the Jazz Festival. Participation is free and  gives opportunities for members of our community to come together and share their affinity and to foster their appreciation of  jazz music.

The Festival is also dedicated to inspiring and supporting our region’s young musicians.  In 2017, we are offering two programs for aspiring jazz musicians. The Youth Jazz Ensemble and new this year, the Youth Jazz Choir. Participants must audition. During the two week residency they will gain a hands-on experience of performing jazz including improvisational opportunities, collaboration and leadership.

Please click on the links for the program for which you would like further information:

Youth Jazz Ensemble 

Youth Jazz Choir