The Jumpstart Young Musicians Program (JYMP) is one of the flagship program offerings in the Community Engagement Department at the Colburn School, a performing arts institution in the heart of downtown LA. JYMP is an instrumental music training program serving select students from Colburn’s community of 15 surrounding partner schools, and is now comprised of over 100 students and 20 teaching artists consisting of Colburn Conservatory students, faculty, and local professional musicians dedicated to teaching and learning music. All students are provided an instrument and attend Colburn five days a week to receive intensive lessons, sectionals, and large ensemble experience, all at no cost to the students and families.
Huei-Yuan Pan is a Los Angeles based professional musician and content creator, founding Director of the program, served in this position from Fall 2013 to Spring 2018.
As of Spring 2018, JYMP was comprised of 3 large ensembles:
Concert Band (30-35) students: All Year 1 students begin in the Concert Band. The first semester is dedicated to ensuring students are set up correctly in regards to embouchure, air support, posture. Simple musical patterns, passages, and chorales are used to create musical instruction centered around tone production, intonation and balance, as well as the focus of approach to always play our instruments beautifully and expressively. Teaching Artists work closely to model for students on a daily basis, beginning mostly by rote and introducing staff notation when appropriate. In the second semester, technical and musical skills are applied to concert literature, increasing the attention and demand of music literacy.
Symphonic Band (45-60) students: The Symphonic Band is comprised of Year 2-4 students, continuing the work of ensuring students are set up correctly in regards to embouchure, air support, posture. More advanced literature is performed, and although more mature in behavior and sound, the focus of approach continues to be centered around playing beautifully and expressively. Select Year 2-4 students begin learning a secondary instrument with percussion, performing in concerts with the Wind Ensemble.
Wind Ensemble (45-50) students: The Wind Ensemble is comprised of Year 2-4 students selected through an audition based process. Students are evaluated in juries at the beginning of each semester, and their musical performance and ability are taken into account along with their attitude, behavior, and commitment to the program. The focus of approach continues to be centered around playing beautifully and expressively. Select Year 2-4 students begin learning a secondary instrument with percussion, performing in concerts with the Symphonic Band. Each member of the Wind Ensemble receives a weekly private lesson with a Teaching Artist.
Check out our Jumpstart Young Musicians Program Mannequin Challenge!
August 13, 2018
New Beginnings – Open Letter to All JYMP Students and Parents
GOAL SETTING PODCAST
Video Tutorials to help you at home, announcements, and more videos to come!
Start with this:
PRACTICE NOTE READING
ALL VIDEO TUTORIALS
YouTube Video Tutorials Playlist
Having a visual representation of the keys on a piano is helpful for understanding the interval relationships between notes, accidentals (#’s and b’s), as well as how to move between notes like E-F and B-C.
Finding Note Names on the Piano
Octave Registers/Staff Notation
BEGINNING MUSIC THEORY
Find notes on the piano and notate them in a grand staff. Learn about octave registers, clefs, and ledger lines.
There are 15 major scales. Here we discuss how to use the “order of sharps” and “order of flats” to find the notes in each scale. With these videos and some time and practice, you can work towards having all 15 memorized!
Intro to Major Scales, Part 1 & 2
23 thoughts on “Jumpstart Young Musicians Program at Colburn”
I will practice more with the metronome thanks Mr pan
I will use the metronome at home so that I won’t rush the dotted quarter notes.
I will keep on practicing to get a bigger sound.
I will work with a metronome at home and listen to the recording while following along to my music.
I will listen to the recording, work on the rhythm, and have a better, steadier air stream.
I need to be more free when I have to play solo and count in time with a metronome.
I’ve seen my grade and I need to work on playing the notes musically with more dynamics.
I will work on expression and making as lyrical as I can
I will work on practicing with the correct dynamics and more expression
What I will improve is more of the rythm and keep on practicing on the Metronome to get better on part of the music
I will practice with a metronome so I am on beat when playing the dotted quarters. I will also listen to the recording so that I can know what my piece sounds like. Break up music to pieces so I can master them.
I have to practice with a metronome, listen to the recording, and feel the beat before i breathe.
I will Practice with a metronome and listen to the recording. I will pay attention to the down beat and breathe in time.
I will practice more on blowing more air on the upper register,and I will not rush. Thanks!!
I will try not to stop even if i mess up, and i will definitely take your suggestion.
Thank you mister pan. I will definitely empty out the spit. I started playing quiet when I heard it.
I will practice my part appropriately with the right rhythm and articulation. I will practice on the beat with the metronome. I will also finger/play along with the music recording.
I will listen to the recording over and over again until I have an expectation of what I am suppose to sound like. I will ALWAYS practice with a metronome.
I will continue to listen to the recording and feel the beat with a metronome correctly with dynamics.
I will work on making the song more musical and work on making the notes connected. I will also work on my high notes and try to make all my notes less edgy and airy
Thanks mr.pan, I will use a metronome when practicing to help me with the dotted quarter notes. Diego B.
I will work with a metronome and blow way more air next time. Veronica
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