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Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz

5225 Wisconsin Ave NW, Ste 605
Washington,  DC 20015

Phone: (202) 364-7272

Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz

Offering the world's most promising young musicians college level training by America's jazz masters and presenting public school-based jazz education programs for young people around the world.

The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, a nonprofit education organization, was founded in 1986 by the Monk family along with the late Maria Fisher, an opera singer and lifelong devotee of music.

The Institute's mission is to offer the world's most promising young musicians college level training by internationally acclaimed jazz masters and to present public school-based jazz education programs for young people around the world.

All of these programs are offered free of charge to the students and schools.

The Institute's programs fill a tremendous void in arts education caused by public school budget cuts. They strive to help children develop imaginative thinking, creativity, a positive self-image, and respect for their own and others' cultural heritage.

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Founded: 1986

Categories: Education, Educational Organization, Non-Profit Organization


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