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Jazz in the Schools

Jazz in the Schools


Jazz and its Connection to Visual Art.

Jazz in the Schools is a K-12 program that teaches students about jazz music’s most important contributors, past and present, and its connection to visual art, a creative medium connecting to every student at every skill level. Students discover how the visual art associated with jazz plays a significant role in mirroring and shaping American culture by creating their own original jazz album cover, interpreting the music, its emotion and message as visual expression. This interactive learning experience uniquely combines music, visual art, and American history. Student artwork is exhibited annually at the Portland Art Museum.

Jazz in the Schools: Student Art Gallery

View selected artwork from our Jazz in Schools exhibit from 2022:

2022 Winners: Congratulations!

– Elementary – Allison – Sam Case Elementary School, Newport OR
– Middle – Ali G. – Evergreen Middle School, Hillsboro OR
– High School – Lauren B. – Beaverton High School, Beaverton OR

2022 Honorable Mentions:
Jacob K. – Gardner School of Arts & Sciences, Vancouver WA
Giana S. – Toledo Elementary School, Toledo OR
Kiera C. – Chehalem Valley Middle School, Newberg OR
Kayla – Whitford Middle School, Beaverton OR
Rey P. – Beaverton High School, Beaverton OR
Lisa C. – Beaverton High School, Beaverton OR

Participating Schools:

Bethany Elementary School
Beaverton High School
Bridger K-8
Chellam Valley Middle School, Newberg
Evergreen Middle School, Hillsboro
Franklin High School
Gardner School of Arts & Sciences, Vancouver WA
Lent School
Sam Case Elementary School
Stoller Middle School
Toledo Elementary School
Twality Middle School
Ventura Park Elementary School
Vestal Elementary
Vose Elementary School
Whitford Middle School
Winterhaven K-8
Woodland Elementary School

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