Fredman Music Business Institute

To support the growth of the next generation of Student Artists, the Fredman Music Business Institute is a free after-school music program that teaches the business side of the music industry. Learning about event production, touring, licensing, management, marketing, and more, students are taught by Grammy Award-winning producer Chris Finney. 

Trombone Shorty Academy is designed for young artists in 8th through 12th grade. Students do not need prior musical experience to participate in this program.

The Fredman Music Business Institute takes place every Monday evening from 6pm – 8pm. Our Fall semester will take place from September 12th through December 12th, and our Spring semester will take place from January 9th through May 2nd. Classes take place at the George and Joyce Wein Jazz and Heritage Center

If you have any questions or are in need of assistance with registering, please contact Ashley Shabankareh, Director of Operations and Programs at