Housed in the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance at UCLA, the Monk Institute Jazz Outreach Program allows the gifted Fellows of the Thelonious Monk Institute Ensemble to share their talent with future generations of musicians. Monk Fellows experiment in expanding jazz in new directions, while honing their skills through study with legendary architects of the music including Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter. Using this knowledge, the Fellows present clinics and master classes, perform at community and international events, and teach private lessons to students throughout greater Los Angeles.
UCLA Thelonious Monk Fellows--Class of 2018
In Los Angeles, the Monk Fellows teach and present clinics at a variety of sites including the Washington Preparatory High School, Ramon C Cortines School for Visual and Performing Arts, John Marshall High School, Hamilton High School, Foshay Learning Center, Eagle Rock High School, John F. Kennedy High School, El Sereno Middle School, Walter Reed Middle School, and Bret Hart Middle School.
Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Program West Coast Director