EXPLORATIONS: JAZZ & IMPROVISATION WORKSHOP
Aaron Staebell, Director
July 17-21, 2017
9:00 am-1:00 pm
for students entering grades 7-12 and graduating seniors, NYSSMA Level 3-6
Join jazz educator Aaron Staebell, drummer for the cutting-edge band Bending and Breaking, for this creative exploration into the world of jazz combos and improvisation. Students will be grouped in combos with students of similar age and experience, and participants will learn to hone their improvisation skills. The workshop will include performances by guest musicians, listening sessions and discussions of jazz styles, and opportunities for all participants to make music together in a larger group. Explorations concludes with a performance on Friday, July 21. Applications received after June 15 will be assessed on a space-available basis. For more information on Staebell, check out his website at www.aaronstaebell.com.
Fee: $10 registration fee; $245* tuition. (Fees are as of Summer 2017.)
SUMMER JAZZ ENSEMBLES I & II
Richard DeLaney, Director
6 Wednesdays, July 12-August 16, 2017
Ensemble I: 7:00-8:00 pm
Ensemble II: 8:00-9:00 pm
for students entering grades 7-12 and adults, NYSSMA Level 5-6, or the equivalent
Learn the art of playing in a jazz combo from one of Rochester’s premier jazz pianists! Mambo Kings’ Richard DeLaney guides students through classic jazz repertoire, learning original arrangements, and creating new versions of classic and contemporary songs. Combos are formed with students of compatible ages and abilities and open to strings, piano, woodwinds, guitar, electric bass, and percussion players. Reading skills and the ability to sight-read are necessary. A placement audition is required and will consist of sight-reading, selected scales in 2-4 octaves from all major and minor keys, and a performance of a prepared selection. Audition dates TBA. Please call (585) 454-4596 to schedule your audition time.
Fee: $10 registration fee; $84* tuition; $69 if enrolled in individual lessons at Hochstein. (Fees are as of Summer 2017.)
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