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Victoria Conservatory of Music Summer Jazz Workshop

Victoria Conservatory of Music Summer Jazz Workshop

Confirmed: Jun. 25, 2009 (Awaiting Update)
900 Johnson Street Victoria BC

Contact Details

Megan Hyska
summercoordinator@vcm.bc.ca
250-386-5311
Hours:

Summer Jazz Workshop

July 6-18, 2009






Now Accepting Late Registrations! Call 250-386-5311 Now to Register!




Gordon Clements, Artistic Director

Soloist Programs Ensemble Programs Concerts Application Info









Soloist Week: July 6-10




Vocal Soloist

Brass & Reeds Soloist

Rhythm Section Soloist

Junior Jazz





Ensemble Week: July 13-18




Vocal Jazz

Big Band Days

Combo Evenings



Faculty

Gord Clements
Lousie Rose
Joey Smith
Damian Graham
Misha Piatigorsky
Don Thompson Sean Drabbit
Rob Cheramy
Willard Dyson
Mike Allan
Alfons Fear
Ian McDougall Brent Jarvis
Ross Taggart
Gergana Velinova
Walter Martella
Neil Swainson
Eric LeBlanc



Are you a perfect fit for either the Soloist Week or Ensemble Week programs at our Summer Jazz Workshop? Our students are always equally divided between adults (professional, college, community, senior) and teenagers. Some participants have had considerable experience in other genres and come to the workshop to pick up some jazz skills. Others have had very little experience with jazz or have an extensive amount of experience. Our faculty have high profile reputations but are accustomed to coaching and helping people at all levels, from almost beginner to professional. We consider this a unique and very positive aspect of the Workshop. If you have any further questions, please contact Gordon Clements, Artistic Director



Soloist Week

July 6 – 10

By June 8, applicants should provide a short personal biography (300-500 words) and a recording (accompanied, if possible) of their performing two contrasting styles of music.



Soloist Programs




Vocal Soloist Stream Week 1 $455

Louise Rose, voice & piano; Joey Smith, bass; Damian Graham, drums



A second Vocal Soloist week also runs July 13-17. Students can register for either or both weeks, but only 10 students per week will be accepted. Each student will receive individual daily coaching and masterclass performance opportunities with the Louise Rose Trio. Singers should be prepared to work in a professional environment and to perform a public concert on Friday evening.



Schedule

9:00am – 9:30am Vocal warm-up

9:30am – 12:00pm Masterclass session w/Trio

1:00pm – 3:30pm Masterclass session w/Trio

4:00pm Daily performance (optional)



Rhythm Section Soloists – Full Week $455

Instrument Masterclasses ONLY $255

Misha Piatigorsky, piano; Don Thompson, bass; Sean Drabbit, bass; Rob Cheramy, guitar; Willard Dyson, drums



Students may register for the full week (max. 4 per instrument) or Instrument Masterclasses only (unlimited). Every morning there will be a select Masterclass for individual instruments. Every afternoon the players work in mixed instrument settings under the guidance of all 4 teachers. At the end of each day and Friday evening all groups perform a public concert.



Schedule

9:00am – 12:00pm Instrument Masterclass

1:00pm – 4:00pm Rehearse as rhythm sections and soloists

4:00pm Daily performance



Brass & Reeds Soloist $455

Instrument Masterclasses ONLY $255







Mike Allen, sax & piano; Alfons Fear, trumpet; Ian McDougall, trombone; Don Thompson, bass & piano; Brent Jarvis, drums & piano




Students may register for the full day (max. 12 students) or Morning Masterclasses only (unlimited). Every morning there will be a select Masterclass for reeds, trumpets and trombones. Every afternoon the players will rehearse as soloists and in small sections. At the end of each day and Friday evening all groups perform a public concert.










Schedule

9:00am – 12:00pm Instrument Masterclass

1:00pm – 2:30pm Rehearse with professional pianist

2:30pm – 4:00pm Rehearse with pro rhythm section

4:00pm Daily performance



Ensemble Week

July 13 – 18

No audition; 3 years ensemble experience recommended.



Ensemble Programs



Vocal Soloist Stream Week 2 $455

Louise Rose Trio (see Soloist Week for more information)



Big Band Days & Vocal Ensemble Stream – Full Week $455

Individual Classes $15/each


Gord Clements (Workshop Director & Woodwinds), Ross Taggart (Big Band, Improvisation & Saxophone), Ian McDougall (Big Band & Trombone), Gergana Velinova (Vocal Ensemble & Voice), Walter Martella (Vocal Ensemble, Trumpet & Piano), Don Thompson (Advanced Improv, Combos, Piano, Vibes & Bass), Neil Swainson (Combos & Bass), Misha Piatigorsky (Combos, Piano, Composition & Arranging), Rob Cheramy (Combos & Guitar), Willard Dyson (Combos & Drums), Eric LeBlanc (Historical Jazz Videos)



Morning rehearsals include 2 full big bands (sax, trumpet, trombone, rhythm) and a vocal jazz ensemble, followed by Masterclasses for individual instruments. The Presentations feature faculty performing and discussing “jazz.” Special classes include composition & arranging, historical jazz videos, and improvisation. At the end of each day, all groups perform an informal public concert. For more detailed information on faculty bios, scheduling, enrolments, faculty presentations and special classes, please visit www.vcm.bc.ca/summerjazz.













Schedule



9:00am – 10:30am Big Band Rehearsal & Vocal Ensemble Rehearsal

10:30am – 11:30am Masterclass

11:30am – 12:30pm Faculty Presentations

1:30pm – 3:00pm Special Classes

3:00pm – 4:00pm Big Band Rehearsal & Vocal Ensemble Rehearsal

4:00pm Daily Performance



Combo Evenings $360

July 13 – 16

Don Thompson, Neil Swainson, Misha Piatigorsky, Rob Cheramy, Willard Dyson, Gord Clements, Brent Jarvis


Combos are groups of 6-10 players (usually one per instrument and a max. of 6 groups) working on small group jazz and improv with faculty coaches. Every evening the combos perform for each other. Afterwards all are welcome to go and jam at The Superior Café (106 Superior Street) with the Jazz Workshop rhythm section. Combo Evenings registrants can attend the Masterclasses, Faculty Presentations and Special Classes during the day at no additional charge.









Schedule

7:00pm – 9:00pm Combo Rehearsal

9:00pm – 10:00pm Daily Performance

10:30pm Jam session at The Superior Café





Junior Jazz $250

July 6 – 10

Dave Flello, Jeff Weaver, Ian Farish, Marianne Ing and others



This hugely popular program for middle school students returns after its sold-out debut last year. In addition to daily Big Band rehearsals, there are also masterclasses and improvisation sessions. See the Junior Jazz Brochure or www.vcm.bc.ca/summerjuniorjazz for more information.



Activities

Masterclasses

Coachings

Rehearsals

Daily Performances

Workshops and Lectures

Special Classes




Concerts




Vocal Soloist Stream I Concert

Friday, July 10, 2009, 7:30pm

Robin and Winifred Wood Recital Hall

Admission $10



Brass & Reeds and Rhythm Section Soloists Concert

Friday, July 10, 2009, 7:30pm

Alix Goolden Performance Hall

Admission $10



Summer Jazz Faculty Presentations

Monday to Friday, July 13-17, 2009, 11:30am

Alix Goolden Performance Hall

$15 admission



Summer Jazz Student Ensemble Concerts

Monday to Friday, July 13-17, 2009, 4:00 pm

Alix Goolden Performance Hall

Free Admission



Vocal Soloist Stream II Concert

Friday, July 17, 2009, 7:30pm

Robin and Winifred Wood Recital Hall

Admission $10



Don Thompson hosts Faculty in Small Group Settings

Friday, July 17, 2009, 7:30pm

Alix Goolden Performance Hall

$20 adults, $15 students



Workshop Combos in Concert

Saturday, July 18, 2009, 2:30pm

Market Square Courtyard

Free Admission



Misha Piatigorsky leads All Star Faculty Big Band

Saturday, July 18, 2009, 7:30pm

Alix Goolden Performance Hall

$20 adults, $15 students





Application Information






Deadline: Extended to June 15, 2009!

Classes fill up quickly, so apply early. Registrants after this date may be accepted on a space-available basis, but will not be guaranteed full services.



To apply for the Summer Jazz Workshop, please complete and send in the application form or apply in person at the VCM.



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Listing last confirmed: Jun. 25, 2009

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