Metropolitan Jazz Workshop - Kansas City

Additional Information
Contact Info

MCC-Penn Valley Music Department
3201 Southwest Trafficway,
Kansas City, Mo., 64111-22764

Department Coordinator:
Clarence Smith
Science/Technology, room 002-A
Phone: 816.604.4456



Fall Session Set for Sept. 6 to Dec. 7
Sept. 6 - Placement Auditions for Fall Session.  9:30-11 a.m.
Sept. 13 - First Rehearsal
Oct. 11 - 18th and Vine Jazz and Blues Festival
     Tivon Pennicott clinic is at 9:30 a.m.
     Honors Combo Performs at 11:00 a.m.
     Metro Jazz Combo Performs at 12:00 p.m.
     Lab Combo Performs at 12:30 p.m.
Dec. 7 - Fall/Winter Concert.  3 p.m. at MCC-Penn Valley
TBA - Rehearsals at The American Jazz Museum
Campus of MCC-Penn Valley, 3201 SW Trafficway, Kansas City, Mo
Science Technology (ST) Building, room 001 (lower level).


Fall tuition is $450

Audition Information

Students should:
  1. Bring a prepared piece, excerpt or etude.
  2. Be prepared to sight-read and improvise over concert Bb blues. 
  3. Drummers need to be prepared to play the following grooves. Swing, Latin and rock.
  4. Bass players and guitarists must bring their instruments; instruments are provided for drummers and pianists.

Weekly Rehearsals

Rehearsals are on Saturdays from 9:30–11:30 a.m.

With the exciting exception noted below, Saturday rehearsals are on the campus of MCC-Penn Valley, 3201 SW Trafficway, Kansas City, Mo., Science Technology (ST) Building,  Room 001 (lower level)

Once a month, the MJW-KC rehearsal will take place at The American Jazz Museum in Kansas City’s Historic Jazz District. Dates and details about this amazing opportunity and collaboration will be provided early in the semester.  Rehearsals at The Jazz Museum will not take place during the summer session.



Last Modified: 9/15/14