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Usdan's Jazz Program Expanded for 2013 Season; 12/2 Open House
(Published: November 20, 2012)

Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts, the nationally renowned Long Island summer arts day camp, announces new programs for its 46th, 2013 season. These include a three-week session July 22-August 9. This will be in addition to the four-week program beginning June 24 (the regular beginning of the season) and the full seven-week program.

There will also be an expansion of the Usdan's Jazz Studies Program with three separate jazz ensembles: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced, giving students more personalized attention at their specific levels as well as increased opportunity for performance at the Center's 1,000-seat McKinley Amphitheater. Visiting jazz faculty in 2013 will include Grammy-nominated jazz singer Jane Monheit, an alumna of Usdan's summer program. Jazz stars who have performed and taught there include Jimmy Heath, Arturo O'Farrill, Jon Faddis and Clark Terry.

Usdan Center will hold a free Open House for the 2013 season will be on Sunday December 2 from 11 AM to 2 PM at Usdan's magnificent 200-acre woodland campus. The Center, at 185 Colonial Springs Drive, Wheatley Heights (Huntington) Long Island, features more than 40 programs in music, dance, theater, visual arts, creative writing, nature and ecology and chess.

At Sunday Open Houses, visitors are greeted at the Administration Building by faculty and staff who introduce visitors to course options at Usdan, and also review the application process. These greetings are followed by self-guided tours. Families who cannot make the Open House may make arrangements for other days. For appointments for weekend or weekday tours, call Gail London at (631) 643-7900. Also, visit www.usdan.com, or write to info@usdan.com.

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