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Mission Statement

Offering the world's most promising young musicians college level training by America's jazz masters and presenting public school-based jazz education programs for young people around the world.

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Founded in 1986 by the Monk Family and the late Maria Fisher, the Monk Institute is America's preeminent jazz education organization, presenting public school-based education programs across the United States and around the world. The Institute's programs encourage children to develop imaginative thinking, creativity, curiosity, a positive self-image, and a respect for their own and others' cultural heritage. Core programs include Jazz in the Classroom, UNESCO International Jazz Day and the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition.

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http://monkinstitute.org

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