Registration Now Open for 2022 Heritage School of Music Students

Registration Now Open: for kids’ free music education classes at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation

Auditions for the Don “Moose” Jamison Heritage School of Music will be held on January 8, 2022.  Interested students ranging from 8-18 can choose from the following programs:

Heritage School of Music – January 8th  at 10am-2pm Virtual Audition 

The Heritage School of Music is free and serves students ages 8 to 18 throughout the Greater New Orleans area. Classes are held on Saturday mornings and after-school on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. The Heritage School of Music teaches the art, performance, and theory of jazz music.  Students are engaged in a curriculum that includes instruction in instrumental technique (studio), ear training and the construction of musical compositions (theory), and jazz ensemble playing (combo).  The program offers instruction in voice, piano, drums, guitar, strings and woodwinds.  

To submit an audition video for The Heritage School of Music, please email

NORD Vocal Workshops – January 8th at 2pm Virtual Audition

The Vocal Workshops is a free program of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation in partnership with the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORD) to offer music education programs around the Greater New Orleans area at different NORD facilities in New Orleans East, Algiers, Gentilly, and 9th Ward.  The workshops are led by acclaimed vocalist Tonya Boyd-Cannon.  Classes meet virtually every week in the Fall and Spring and are open to students ages 8 to 18. Students receive instruction in posture; breath control and breathing techniques; self-awareness and vocal register variations; ear-training; scales; and vocal repertoire.

To submit an audition video for The NORD Vocal Workshops, please email

Pro Audio Workshops – January 8th at 10am – Hybrid Audition (in person as needed)

The Pro Audio Workshops are free and serve students ages 10-18 throughout the Greater New Orleans area. Classes are held on Saturdays from 10am – 12pm for Beginners Audio Seminar and 10am – 1pm for Advanced Studio Recording Practices.  This program is part of an ongoing effort by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation to increase arts education opportunities for young people. 

  • Beginners Audio Seminar is taught by Chris Finney, a Grammy-winning producer, recording, and mixing engineer. Topics to be covered include, learning to manage cables, understanding basic signal flow, and basic science of acoustics and sound, identifying types of microphones as well as understanding phantom power, an introduction to Pro Tools, and capturing audio. They will be given an introduction to the mixing console, multi-track recording, principles of digital audio, and be able to understand different approaches to audio production.
  • Advanced Studio Recording Practices is taught by Jason Doyle and Khalid Hafiz. Topics to be covered include learning to set up and run a basic studio session, learning how to prep for a studio session and prepare an input list, understanding patching and line checking, learn how to mic instruments, learn how to operate a Pro-Tools recording session, and a general understand of basic studio practices and etiquette. 

To schedule an in-person audition, please email