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MTSU Illinois Jacquet Jazz Festival

Individual Student Registration Form / School Group Registration Form < coming soon.


MTSU Illinois Jacquet Jazz Festival 2016


Dear Jazz Education Colleagues,

I'm writing to officially invite you and your students to the 2016 MTSU Illinois Jacquet Jazz Festival on Saturday, March 19th. We are very excited about offering a quality educational experience to the students of the middle Tennessee area.  The festival has been growing every year, so we want even more students to take advantage of this special opportunity!

We now offer a unique approach to jazz education, one that is dedicated to offering both junior high and high school students an individual focus on the jazz style and the art of jazz improvisation. With 2 sessions geared toward improvisation, a master class with one of our jazz faculty members, and inclusion of the students on a late afternoon concert directed by a jazz faculty member, it will be of great value to area students interested in furthering their mastery of the jazz style.  The beauty of this format is that your whole ensemble need not attend, but can attend and play in a combo coached by a faculty member or area jazz professional.  Also, be aware of our vocal jazz component, with a performance by the MTSU Singers, led by Ashley Kimbrough. Please alert all of your choral education colleagues!! While the cost for individual students for the day is $20, the group/ensemble rate is $200.

Online registration may be found here.

Our guest artist, jazz saxophonist Steve Wilson, is one of the true trend-setters in contemporary jazz. Find him online at http://www.stevewilsonmusic.com/ . He will present a jazz style clinic at 2:30 and be featured on the 7:30 p.m. concert with MTSU Jazz Ensemble I and Jazz Faculty Members.

The following is the event schedule:

 

8:30

Registration/check in/welcome in Hinton Hall

9:00 - 10:15 

Jazz Style and Improvisation session #1


10:30 - 11:30

Instrumental Clinic Breakout session

12:00 - 1:00


Pizza lunch with Jazz Ensemble II and special guest Gordon Vernick  http://www.gordonvernick.com


1:15 - 2:30


Improvisation session #2


2:45  - 3:45


Steve Wilson clinic


4:30 – 5:30

Student participant concert

7:30



Concert, MTSU Faculty and Jazz Ensemble I with guest artist Steve Wilson


I am looking forward to seeing you at the festival!

Sincerely,
Jamey Simmons
Director of Jazz Studies
Middle Tennessee State University
School of Music
615 898 2724
James.Simmons@mtsu.edu

 

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