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.
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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
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.
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!