Education Committee

Advancing jazz education comes in many forms: introducing jazz education at younger levels, supporting the academic community, connecting students and pros for once-in-a-lifetime experiences, and more! Our education programs provide support across all grade levels and styles.

JEN is a community where educators, students, pros and aficionados share and learn from each other. Take part in a multitude of opportunities to connect with fellow JEN members, jazz and contemporary music experts, and our evolving set of digital resources.

Research Committee

The mission of the JEN Research Interest Group is to provide a platform and network for jazz research and its applications to pedagogy and the art form. The committee oversees the submission and peer-reviewed process for the JEN Research Journal, Jazz Education in Research and Practice, schedules and facilitates Research Webinars, and encourages Research Presentations and Poster sessions at the annual JEN conference in January.

Community Engagement Committee

The Community Engagement program is designed to assist in bringing quality jazz education and/or performances to schools and communities. The JEN Conference Community Engagement program started in St. Louis at the first conference in 2010 and has been continued each year to aid in fulfilling the JEN mission.The program runs during each conference in the host city and has reached thousands of students each year.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access Committee

JEN is committed to representing and cultivating diversity, equity, inclusion, and access in all areas of its operation including staff, board members, volunteers, presenters, clinicians, performers and audiences. This commitment is present in all programs and decision making. The DEIA committee supports and informs DEIA strategies throughout JEN programs and messaging.

Development Committee

In order to continue to serve and increase our engagement and positive impact on the lives of thousands through music, it requires funding. The Development Committee understands this necessity and works together to spread the word of the work of the Jazz Education Network and solicit funding, grants, and sponsorships.

Program Committees

Scholarships & Awards Committee

JEN’s scholarship program has been in existence since the organization’s first year and remains an important benefit to the members and students we serve. Each year, we proudly recognize talented, hardworking, aspiring students with a passion for jazz. We also offer a number of additional programs that help fund and support jazz education.


Do you have an interest in serving on a committee? 
We are always looking for volunteers to serve on various committees.

Anyone who loves jazz
and has one of the following JEN memberships is invited to submit a committee interest form: 
Full Individual Membership, Chapter Organizer, Institution Membership (Primary Contact Only), Corporate Membership (Primary Contact only)

charlotte lang

Swiss/Dutch saxophonist Charlotte Lang was born in 1996 in Basel and studied the bachelor and master program at the JAZZCAMPUS Basel under the guidance of Domenic Landolf and Daniel Blanc. She is currently studying the Master of Music in Global Jazz at the Berklee College of Music in Boston under the artistic direction of Danilo Pérez. In addition she is part of Terri Lyne Carrington’s Berklee Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice.


From 2015 to 2018, Charlotte she was a member of the Swiss National Youth Jazz Orchestra under the direction of Christian Muthspiel. Since 2020, she became a member of the German National Youth Jazz Orchestra (Bundesjazzorchester Deutschland), under the direction of Niels Klein and Ansgar Striepens. She also plays is the Austrian FJO (Frauen Jazz Orchester→Women Jazz Orchestra of Austria).


In 2021, Charlotte founded her own Quintet the „Charlotte Lang Group“, for what she is composing, arranging and booking. In the fall 2023, her first album will be recorded and hopefully released by a renowned label.


Charlotte plays in the “Swiss Jazz Orchestra” and the “Zurich Jazz Orchestra”, the two professional Big Bands of Switzerland.

Charlotte recently got the unique opportunity to write a monthly blog for the Swiss Jazz & Blues Magazine called JAZZTIME, to tell readers about her time at abroad and specifically her time at Berklee. Her graduate program lasts only until the summer of 2023. She hopes to stay in the United States to enlarge her network and build her musical career.