The Reno Jazz Orchestra's Educational Programs

The RJO Saturday Jazz Workshop

This Program Takes Place Twice A Year or More

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Fall Semester, 2022
Session Schedule

  • Thu., September 1, 2022 — Registration Opens
  • Sat., September 24 — All students meet
  • Sat., October 1 — Level I & II sessions offered
  • Sat., October 8
  • Sat., October 15
  • Sat., October 22
  • Sat., October 29
  • Sat., November 5
  • Sat., November 12
  • Sat., November 19 — Dress Rehearsal & Performance
  • Sun., November 20 — Performance

Capstone Performances at the Good Luck Macbeth Theater

  • Sat., November 19 — 7:30–9:00 PM
  • Sun., November 20 — 4:00–5:30 PM

The RJO provides a Saturday workshop for students in Northern Nevada who would like to work on improvisation, jazz theory, ear training, and small group performance. Currently taught by Dylan Coleman-Tunstall and guest instructors, this 9-week program helps students improve playing by ear in a small group setting. We offer 2 sections: beginning and advanced. Each session is limited to 10 students. The culminating project is 2 performances in which the students perform on a concert opening for the RJO.

All sessions are held at Good Luck MacBeth 124 W. Taylor St. Reno, 89509

Session 1 9:00am-11:00am (Level I)

Session 2 11:30am-1:30pm (Level 2)


Pricing Options

$15 per session

Full and Half Scholarships are available (contact Nichole Heglund for more information.)


All Sessions Early Bird Special - Purchase due by 09/23/2022

This option includes all sessions for the Semester, with a $20 discount off the regular price.

All Sessions: $130


Late Registration for All Sessions Package - Beings on 10/01/2022

This option includes all sessions for the Semester.

All Sessions: $150


Choose Individual Dates

If you are unable to attend all sessions, you can pay per session: Choose Your Dates (Add a date to your Shopping Cart, click 'Continue Shopping' to add more dates.)


For more information or to sign up your child for our the next Saturday Jazz Workshop, contact Nichole Heglund at nichole.heglund@renojazzorchestra.org.


Listen to a recent Jazz Workshop Recording

"Take the Coltrane" recorded at Tanglewood Studios on June 5, 2021 by the Spring 2021 Jazz Workshop Combo.


Recent RJO Workshop Videos

'Ba-lue Bolivar Ba-lues-are' by Thelonious Monk | Virtual Ensemble

'My Little Suede Shoes' by Charlie Parker | Virtual Ensemble