Jazz Studies Program - Portland Conservatory of Music

Our innovative jazz program teaches students how to improvise and to understand contemporary and classic jazz.

Visiting jazz artists work with our jazz studies program director, Titus Abbott, to make this American musical art form come alive for our students.

Spring Group Class Schedule

Summer Jazz Camp Recital

Our Program

  • Ensemble classes for youth and adults
  • Jazz harmony
  • Jazz history

If you’re already enrolled in a school jazz band, our program can help you feel confident:

  • Improvising
  • Performing on stage
  • Preparing for college auditions.

Program Director

Titus Abbott leads the program. He is a jazz saxophonist who performs both as leader and sideman in the US, Canada and Europe. His primary instruments are saxophones and clarinets, but he has trained on piano, bass and drums.

He has been teaching privately for over 20 years and is dedicated to introducing young musicians to the art of improvisation.

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