Intensive Six-Week Program for Long Island’s

Elite Teen Musicians



The EEA Music Masters Mentorship Program, created in 2011, pairs local students with master musicians in a small-group setting. Small-group learning allows for one-on-one mentorship while perfecting the art of group performance. Music Masters renders polished and professional musicians who are both college and career ready; focusing on performance and challenging even the most gifted student.
The 2022 Music Masters Program mentors in various styles of music including; rock, jazz, world music, classical, soul, and R&B and is the first to offer mentorship from a power-duo; composer and conductor, Richard Iacona & jazz vocalist and bassist, Madeline Kole.
Intermediate to advanced musicians aged 14-18 of all instruments and vocalists are welcome to apply.
Open to All Instruments & Vocalists
Applications open: December 6, 2021
Application deadline: January 20, 2022
Program starts: March 4, 2022
Final performance: April 8, 2022
Performing for a live-audience is one of the most valuable aspects of music education. EEA’s Music Masters Mentorship Program focuses on preparing secondary school-aged students for a lifelong career in the world of music through one-on-one learning opportunities with master professional musicians. Students are trained in rehearsal and performance skills, in addition to: recording, marketing, composition, and songwriting. They leave with bonded friendships, as well as portfolio materials to assist them in future endeavors; including their pursuit of post-graduate employment and education.
All applicant submissions are reviewed through a multi-tiered process and the best of the best are invited to join this extraordinary program. All applicants must include a music sample in their submission
Please have your student(s)/child(ren) apply for the 2022 intensive six-session program, led by Richard Iacona and Madeline Kole. Music Masters is open to all high school musicians (ages 14-18) with strong musical ability and a commitment to their musical growth. Rehearsal sessions are rooted in Jazz and in the art of improvisation and performance. Five three-hour rehearsals strengthen student abilities and prepare them for a finale concert at a professional venue.

Meet the 2022 Music Masters

Richard Iacona

Richard Iacona is an adjunct professor of music theory, jazz piano, and The American Popular Song at LIU Post in Brookville. He specializes in arranging, composing, and conducting music, as well as, performing as a pianist.
Credits include: Recording Slow Gin Fizz and Swing City for the Tri Star Pictures movie “Only You,” recording Miles Blowin in the 20th Century Fox Motion Picture “Sugar Hill” featuring Wesley Snipes, orchestrator for Celine Dion recording of Feliz Navidad for Sony Records and Tapes 1998, and more.
Performed in Woody Allen’s films; “Mighty Aphrodite,” Celebrity,” and “It Could Happen to You,” as well as the motion picture “Sabrina” and side-by-side performances with Tony award-nominated singer and actress, Kate Baldwin; 10-time Tony award winner, Tommy Tune; Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony award winner Liza Minnelli; British-American actress, Elizabeth Taylor; talk show host, t.v. presenter, singer, songwriter, and author Kathryn Lee Gifford. Read more

Madeline Kole

Jazz vocalist and freelance jazz bassist performing throughout the N.Y.C. area since 1976. Her vast vocal repertoire and her precise and poignant execution renders her a “singer supreme”. As a solo vocalist she appears at all the major hotels in NYC. as well as resort areas throughout the U.S.
Her musical tenure includes: The Jerry Kravat Orchestras, Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, The Bad Little Big Band, Peter Duchin Orchestras, Lester Lanin Orchestras, and The Roy Gerson Ensemble, to mention a few.
Vocal coach and mentor at Interplay Jazz and Arts – Woodstock Vermont
Ms. Kole has appeared and performed with the following artists: Bobby Short, George Benson, Robert Klein, Pat Cooper, the Modernaires, Julie Budd, Bobby Rydell, George Burns, Ann Hampton Callaway, John Pizzarelli, Whoopi Goldberg and Tommy Tune.
In addition, Madeline has been called on to perform for President William Clinton, Rudolph Giuliani, Donald Trump, David Dinkins, Hillary Clinton and many heads of state and world dignitaries.
Ms. Kole is president of “You Can Sing New York,” a thriving vocal studio teaching proper vocal techniques and focusing on the American Popular song.
Ms Kole’s recordings and jingles are heard daily throughout the USA and world-wide. Member of Local #802 American Federation of Musicians. Read more

Space is limited!

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Music Masters Mentorship Program

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