The “High Priestess of Soul” inspires our pioneering vocal ensemble. As Nina Simone was known to do, we bring together a broad range of styles, but are always steeped in gospel and folk traditions. Performing numerous original songs by director Cora Jackson, this soulful group uses harmony to explore American roots music.


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We sat with jaws dropped and a warm heart listening to the vocal ensemble. Thank you!
— JazzED Concert Attendee

ENROLLMENT
Open to boys and girls in grades 7-12. Prior singing experience is welcome but not necessary. Participation at Ensemble Placement is required for participation. See below.

ENSEMBLE PLACEMENT
Nina Simone Vocal Ensemble placements will be held Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 9:00am - 11:00am at the MLK FAME Community Center (3201 E Republican St). There is a $25 placement fee. If the fee is a financial burden, please use the code WAIVER at registration check-out to waive the fee, no questions asked.

Did you participate in this ensemble last year? If so, please register below and enter code WAIVER. You do not need to come to placement day and will be automatically placed back into the Nina Simone Vocal Ensemble.

For more information about placements and what to prepare, click HERE.

Your ensemble placement will be emailed within 1-2 weeks of your placement day. If you accept your placement, you will then register for the vocal ensemble, and select your sliding scale tuition amount. Weekly rehearsals begin in January 2019. 

If you cannot come to your placement day but would like to join, please register and then email Program Manager Robert Babs at robert@seattlejazzed.org to be added to the make-up day list.

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REHEARSAL SCHEDULE
Weekly on Saturdays from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
January 5, 2019 - May 18, 2019

PERFORMANCES

  • Royal Room Show: Sunday March 10, 2019
    4:30pm-6:30pm | Doors at 4:00pm
    Call Time/Soundcheck: 4:00pm

  • Final Concert details, TBD

Click here for the JazzED Program Calendar >

LOCATION
Ensembles rehearse at the MLK FAME Community Center at 3201 E Republican St in the Madison Valley neighborhood. Click here for a map.

SLIDING SCALE TUITION
We are committed to this program being financially accessible for ALL families. You select the tuition amount that works for you. Please note, monthly amounts below apply to December 2018-April 2019 time frame.

Your tuition payment helps cover the cost of renting class space and paying our educators a fair wage, as well as classroom supplies, sheet music, etc.

  • $1,175, $235/month, do not enter any code

  • $925, $185/month, enter code NINETWENTYFIVE

  • $675, $135/month, enter code SIXSEVENTYFIVE

  • $425, $85/month, enter code FOURTWENTYYFIVE

  • $250, $50/month, enter code TWOFIFTY

You will have the option of entering a sliding scale tuition code on the registration check-out page. Be sure to select the payment plan option if you want to break your payments up. Please note you will also have the option of paying your chosen amount in full if you prefer  

If you'd like to pay a different sliding scale amount than the options here, fill out our easy online form, and we'll send you a custom tuition code. 

Have questions about how this works? Contact us and we'll get right back to you!

Pure joy for my child to be part of a group where everyone is committed to doing their best!
— JazzED Parent

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