Saturday, December 19, 2015 East End Arts Music Masters Students Performing at The Suffolk Theater Felix Cavaliere's Rascals Holiday Show Jim Lennon Photographer 175-H2 Commerce Drive Hauppauge NY 631-617-5872

High school musicians are encouraged to apply to the Music Masters Mentorship Program and work under acclaimed jazz educator Dr. Thomas Manuel at East End Arts in Riverhead.  

Applications from music students aged 14 to 18 for the Music Masters Mentorship Program are being accepted until Dec. 3. All instruments including vocals are welcome to apply. Manuel will direct the group in a public Music Masters Jazz Concert on Friday, March 6, 2020.

The program consists of a weekly three hour workshop that starts in late January and runs until March, cumulating in the Music Masters Jazz Concert performance. The program is full-tuition and will give students training in professional rehearsal, performance skills and guidance from Manuel, an industry professional. 

Image courtesy of SBU Dept. of Education

Manuel is a jazz historian, music educator and trumpet player. As a faculty member of Stony Brook University , he recently received an endowed Artist in Residence chair within the jazz department at Stony Brook University.

Hoping to spread jazz education, Manuel established music programs for students in Port Au Prince in Haiti and in Monrovia in Liberia. 

Manuel also opened The Jazz Loft in downtown Stony Brook. A public non-profit that hosts weekly musical performances, music education classes and a jazz history museum. 

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Julia-Anna Searson
Julia-Anna is a Riverhead native and a recent graduate of Stony Brook University, with a degree in Biology and minor in Anthropology. She currently lives in Cutchogue.