Educational Materials

  • Private Lessons

    in person or via Facetime or Skype I truly enjoy working with students, all types – the beginner, the student looking to just improve to play in the school band, […] …read more

  • Clinic Topics

    Mike Tracy is available for clinics, workshops, ensemble rehearsals and individual instruction. Topics are varied and length of time depends on availability. Artist corporate and grant support is possible. …read more

  • Educational Concerts

    For more than forty-two years, the Mike Tracy Jazz Ensemble has been actively involved in offering diverse musical experiences for students of all ages. While based in the Louisville, Kentucky […] …read more

  • Institutions

    Institutions where I have taught and/or presented clinics or master classes …read more

  • Louisville Jazz Workshop

    I am very pleased to announce the 3rd edition of the LOUISVILLE JAZZ WORKSHOP. The Workshop will build upon the success of our previous editions with: …read more

  • Brazilian Music Workshop

    We are thrilled to announce that we are offering the first ever Brazilian Music Workshop, with a jazz approach – in Brazil. It is your opportunity to visit the country and learn Brazilian Music from great Brazilian musicians and educators. …read more

  • Videos of Clinics & Related Information

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  • Jazz Presentations

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  • Latin-Jazz Presentations

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  • Saxophone

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  • Jazz & Improvisation

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  • Useful Materials by Other Jazz Educators

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  • Interesting Articles on Jazz & Jazz Education

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  • Useful Articles regarding Higher Education

    The following are excellent articles that anyone interested in succeeding at a college or university should read.  I obtained them while advising students from all disciplines.  Regretfully I do not have the original sources but I trust that they would not mind my sharing this information. …read more

  • History of the Louisville Jazz Scene

    History of the Louisville Jazz Scene

    An excellent document on jazz in Louisville by Sean Mulhall …read more


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