Auditioning for colleges, preparing for a gig, or just need some quick feedback?  Enlist the skills of top jazz artists who've been in your shoes to give you actionable ways to improve right away.

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Creative Connections Residency

A new residency program that brings together professional musicians and emerging musicians currently studying at colleges and conservatories. This 6- to 8- person group includes IfCM Teaching Artists along with college musicians to rehearse and perform original music for younger students.

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Teaching Philosophy

Our innovative programs are designed to stimulate students' imaginations, and range from using the musical basics to professional training in a real-world ensemble setup.  In addition to the workshops listed below IfCM Teaching Artists are available for individual and group lessons on performance, composition, and arranging, and are willing to answer questions about the music business, recording, and other related topics.  

Our Teaching Artists integrate many different teaching methods including song learning sequences and scaffolding based on the methods of Dr. Christopher Azzara and Dr. Richard Grunow. Traditional learning methods are also employed, including written music, recording, performance, and self-evaluation, positive reinforcement, and eliciting questions from the students and teachers.


For more information about what the IfCM can bring to your music program please send us a message through our contact page or by emailing us at

Workshop Resume

Flathead HS, Kalispell, MT

Eureka HS, Eureka, MT

Mt. Spokane HS, Spokane, WA

Whitworth University, Spokane, WA

Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA

Franklin Middle School, Williamsville, NY

Fairport HS, Fairport, NY

RCSD School of the Arts, Rochester, NY

Big Sky HS, Missoula, MT

Meadow Hill MS, Missoula, MT

Washington MS, Missoula, MT

University of Montana, Missoula, MT

Hellgate HS, Missoula, MT

Sentinel HS, Missoula, MT

Eastman Community Music School, Rochester, NY

John Calvin Presbyterian Church, Henrietta, NY

Harley School, Rochester, NY

Greece Athena High School, Greece, NY

Webster Schroeder High School, Webster, NY

John Marshall High School, Rochester, NY

RCSD School 15, Rochester, NY

University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

Columbia Falls HS, Columbia Falls, MT

Stillwater Christian School, Kalispell, MT

Whitefish HS, Whitefish, MT

Whitefish MS, Whitefish, MT

C.S. Porter MS, Missoula, MT



Thanks for the amazing 2016 Creative Music Camp! Click above to see video from the rochester camp and check back here in November for info about 2017 camps.

The IfCM philosophy at work on the stage and in the classroom


We believe our workshops have the greatest impact in a multi-day residency format. Additionally, workshops are available in 1-hour, 2-hour, and all-day sessions. Contact us at for pricing inquiries; need-based scholarships are available.  


Ensemble Coaching

Improvisation (for jazz and non-jazz ensembles)

Composition and Arranging

Listening and Ear Training

Instrumental Styles and Techniques


Pursuing a Career in Music