INDIANA JAZZ MASTERS IN THE SCHOOLS
Indiana Jazz Masters in the Schools is a classroom program for young people in Indiana and beyond, helping students develop respect for cultural heritage, creativity, imagination, musical knowledge, and identity since 2004.
This program is currently available in person or via Zoom as an interactive performance by a jazz group under the direction of musician and IU faculty member Monika Herzig. It combines videos, activities for up to 100 students, skits, and performance segments. Funding from the Musician’s Union, B’town Jazz, and private sponsors facilitate this learning opportunity for Indiana schools.
If you are interested in having the group visit your school, email Monika Herzig c/o firstname.lastname@example.org!
Please consider supporting a school visit with your donation!
$500 is required to fund one classroom visit, but all donations will be matched by the Musician’s Union and all levels of support are greatly appreciated.
Online donations are handled by PayPal (credit cards accepted). See the Donate page for info about mailing a check.
When prompted, please enter the amount and specify in the optional “note” that it should go to the Indiana Jazz Masters program.
Indiana Jazz Masters in the Schools lessons are also now available online! Below are links to four fun and educational video units, accompanied by lesson plans (suitable for K-6), slide decks, and other resources for teachers. Developed by experienced jazz musicians and teachers, the videos and lesson plans can be integrated into any classroom or homeschool setting.
Monika Herzig talks with teachers Lisa Zorn and Sarah Olivio about the online Jazz Masters units.
Click on a book to have it read to you!
- Performers: Janiece Jaffe (vocals), Tom Clark (saxophone), Monika Herzig (piano, program leader), Peter Kienle (bass), Chris Parker (drums)
- Teaching Materials: Lisa Zorn, Sarah Maggie Olivo, Monika Herzig, Melody Leon
- Videography/Recording: Chris Parker
- Web design: Lisa Ensman