Thursday, Friday & Saturday August 3rd, 4th & 5th 2023
10 am – 12:30 pm Beginning Improvisers
2:30 pm – 5 pm Intermediate-Advanced
$25 non-refundable deposit
$100 if registered by July 28th
$125 late registration
add $30 for “The Real Easy Book” (or order on your own)
Taught by Rachel Bade-McMurphy & Brendan McMurphy + Regional guests!
All Musicians Welcome!
Bring your instrument or voice to play rhythm games, vocal and instrumental call and response, sight reading, improvising and group performance, listening assignments, theory and spontaneous composition exercises.
Students will learn songs by ear and via sheet music, and learn various skills to perform and solo in a jazz style. There will be many different classes throughout the day to accommodate different learning styles and to keep students engaged. No previous Jazz experience necessary. Auditions may be conducted to determine whether students would be best assisted by morning or afternoon sessions.
*Vocal musicians are welcome, but will be expected to act as part of the horn section, improvising and performing via scat syllables. Teachers will separate activities into classrooms as appropriate.
**We will follow the recommendation of state and federal authorities as to whether masks and bell covers will be required.
***Scholarships may be available on a need-basis. Please check back for scholarship application information