Ante Up for Education

Our mission is to build a greater appreciation of jazz in Northern Nevada by providing outstanding big band performances, promoting the artistry of Reno Jazz Orchestra musicians through a variety of ensembles, and supporting jazz education through a mentorship program in middle schools, high schools, and colleges. All combined, we contribute to the vibrancy, diversity, cultural vitality, and quality of our community’s artistic life.

With your support, our mission will remain strong to sustain our education programs noted below. For more information, and to donate to the programs below, please contact Chuck Reider, Executive / Music Director at chuck.reider@renojazzorchestra.org or call 775-372-6160.

Explore the Reno Jazz Orchestra's educational programs.


Recent RJO Workshop Videos

When the Spring 2020 semester had to be moved online due to the pandemic, program director Dylan Coleman-Tunstall did an amazing job of moving the curriculum online and keeping students engaged through video conferencing and supplemental materials. The 8 week program culminated with students creating this virtual ensemble video; we are so proud of their work!

Virtual Ensemble: Students of the Reno Jazz Orchestra's Saturday Jazz Workshop perform "Ba-lue Bolivar Ba-lues-are" by Thelonious monk.

Virtual Ensemble: Students of the Reno Jazz Orchestra's Saturday Jazz Workshop perform "My Little Suede Shoes" by Charlie Parker.