April 27 / 16
Hello! Three, yes, three things to share with you today. Two in literature, one in jazz. Read on……
(cred: Vermont Jazz Center)
Vermont Jazz Center Workshop
41st Annual Summer Jazz Workshops – 2016
August 7th -13th
Our Putney campus offers comfortable accommodations and delicious food. Facilities include ample classrooms, grand pianos and an inviting performance space. Recreational options include hiking, cycling, swimming and tennis.
Each year, the VJC hosts about 40 instrumental and 20 vocal participants from around the world for a challenging, invigorating weeklong summer workshop. The program is set up so that participants can focus intensively on the music: learning opportunities include classes in theory, composition and arranging, vocal studies, ensembles, listening, master-classes and jam sessions.
The VJC summer workshop provides participants the opportunity to study in small groups with world-class faculty. Students and faculty live, study, and eat on the same campus, so there is plenty of time for interaction and personal attention. A warmth pervades the experience for all, and there is a strong feeling of community.
The atmosphere is exciting and the quality of instruction is unparalleled. Former faculty members include Sheila Jordan, Jimmie Heath, John Abercrombie, Lee Konitz, Jimmie Cobb and many other jazz masters.
The Vermont Jazz Center has established a proven program of jazz education which emphasizes ensemble coaching as well as individual instruction. Our faculty-student ratio is kept very small to maximize opportunities for personal growth.
Overall enrollment is limited to 60 students. Students of this program are usually at an intermediate to advanced level. Many are working musicians who want some time and guidance to focus on their craft. Ages range from mature high school students to mature adults.
Summer program participants have come from throughout the continental U.S., as well as Germany, France, Austria, Norway, Switzerland, and the Philippines.
Enrollees include talented high school and college students considering a career in music, as well as working professionals of all ages wishing to refine instrumental and improvisational skills. Several have returned season after season.
- Classes in Theory/Improvisation, Style Analysis, Composition
- Instrumental Master Classes and Individual Instruction
- Jazz listening hour: Faculty present recorded compositions – all faculty and students come together to listen to and discuss the music.
- Faculty-Coached Small Ensembles
Sunday through Wednesday evenings feature a short faculty performance followed by Instrumental and Vocal jam sessions. These jams give students and faculty the opportunity to play together in an informal setting.
Area jazz fans look forward to joining us each season for the workshop faculty concert gala on Thursday and the student ensemble performance extravaganza on Friday.
8:00-9:00am – Breakfast
9:00-10:30 – Jazz Theory
10:30-12:00 – Master Classes (Individual instruments and vocals)
12:00-1:00pm – Lunch
1:00-2:00 – Listening Hour: faculty will play CDs and discuss compositional ideas found in listening examples.
2:00-6:00 – Ensembles (Instrumental Program)
Repertoire and vocal skills (Vocal Program)
6:00-7:30 – Dinner
8:00-??? – Jam Sessions, Rehearsals, Concerts
Come join us for a great week in the country. . . . The setting is terrific, the music inspiring!
27TH Annual Mendocino Coast Writers Conference
August 4 – 7, 2016
Laura Atkins Lori Ostlund
Shirin Yim Bridges Jessica Piazza
Grant Faulkner Jordan Rosenfeld
James W. Hall Les Standiford
Reyna Grande Brooke Warner
With literary agents & special guests
Poetry ♦ Fiction ♦ Nonfiction ♦ Memoir ♦ Children’s Lit & YA
New! Publishing Boot Camp
Workshops ♦ Consultations ♦ Open Mic ♦ Contests ♦ Pitch Panel
Registration opened March 15
Chuckanut Writers Conference
Inspiration into Action
June 24 & 25, 2016
Mary C. Moore
Robert Michael Pyle
Enjoy your Hump Day Wednesday, be blessed!
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