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East End Arts Offers Jazz Fellowship Program with Steve Salerno

East End Arts in Riverhead is now accepting applications from high school musicians and vocalists for its Music Masters Fellowship Program.

The program, for students ages 14 through 18, will feature an intensive nine-week jazz ensemble workshop led by professional guitarist Steve Salerno. Salerno, who performs both jazz and classical music, is a member of the Ray Anderson Quartet and the Paul Smoker Notet, among others. He was the music director for Shoreline Sonata, a PBS special broadcast in May 2009, and also holds a seat on the Musician’s Advisory Board for D’Addario Strings.

Rehearsals for the fall course will take place on Monday evenings from September 29 through December 2. Interested high school students should submit an online application, including a recording performance sample, by Friday, July 18.

East End Arts, established in 1972, is a member of the National Guild of Community Arts Education and a founding School Candidate for the Royal Conservancy Music Development program. The organization first formed as the East End Arts & Humanities Council in order to bring the benefits of programs like the Woodrow Wilson Humanities Series to eastern Long Island.

All students admitted to the Music Masters Fellowship Program will receive a full scholarship for the workshop. Only a handful of musicians will be selected out of the applicants to participate in the jazz ensemble. Selections will be based primarily on performance skills.

For more information about the Music Masters Fellowship Program, contact the education director of East End Arts, Shenole Latimer, at 631-369-2171 or





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