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Monterey Jazz Festival Partners With Texas Southern University in Houston

The partnership includes education exchanges, a music symposium, and the creation of a new high-school all-star ensemble

Texas Southern University students perform at the 2019 Monterey Jazz @ TSU symposium
Texas Southern University students perform at the 2019 Monterey Jazz @ TSU symposium

The Monterey Jazz Festival (MJF) and Texas Southern University (TSU) in Houston have announced a new partnership. Launched in September during this year’s festival, when music business students from TSU went to Monterey to work as production and marketing interns, the partnership—a part of MJF’s continuing efforts to spread jazz to younger audiences—will allow for a wide range of education exchanges.

Between October 24 and 26, the TSU music department offered an intensive symposium called Monterey Jazz @ TSU for all greater Houston-based middle- and high-school music programs, and for the community in general. Led by TSU faculty from the music, communications, and music industry degree programs and featuring 2019 MJF artist-in-residence Derrick Hodge, the symposium included master classes, panel discussions, recording sessions, workshops, and more.

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