Rock Bands & Classes

NMS Rocks! – the yearlong NMS Rock and Roll experience –  has students of all ages exploring their music and their world through the exhilarating, all-embracing genre of Rock and Roll.  From young beginners to the most experienced adults – through classes, visiting artists, concert outings, and more – there’s an important place for everyone at NMS Rocks!.  Come join the NMS Rocks! family!

Get Ready to Rock

This 8 week class introduces students to the awesome world of Rock Music, preparing them to begin their journey in their own NMS Rock Band.

Get Ready to Rock – Summer

This 6-week class introduces students to the awesome world of Rock Music, preparing them to begin their journey in their own NMS Rock Band.

Rock Band
Open to all musicians of any discipline, any style, and any age, the NMS Rock Ensemble program prides itself on bringing together students into original Bands that foster lasting friendships, learning, creativity, and fun.
Summer Jazz

This five-day intensive, now celebrating its 24th year, offers small ensembles, a big band, theory, master classes and jam sessions with NMS faculty and noted guest clinicians, under the guidance of notable jazz drummer, Jesse Hameen II, who leads the program. In addition, students will experience a masterclass with a special guest clinician Downbeat Critics Poll Winner and Grammy Award-winning tenor saxophonist Wayne Escoffery, sponsored by Jazz Haven.