Summer Jazz

 

JAZZ SUMMER CAMPS  via Zoom

The Art of the Jazz Band Camps at MIC offer students the opportunity to improve their ensemble, improvisational and sight-reading skills through work with some of Chicago's finest jazz performers and educators. Audrey Morrison leads interactive rehearsals and members of the MIC jazz faculty will offer sectionals, coaching and master classes. Group listening to jazz recordings and class discussion are included. Participants will learn how to read jazz arrangements and to play by ear and the week will culminate with an online open rehearsal on the final day of camp.

 


THE VIRTUAL ART OF THE JAZZ BAND I 
Camp Director:  Audrey Morrison  (Director of Jazz Studies at MIC,  Ravinia Jazz Mentors,  Birch Creek Jazz Program, formerly with the Chicago Jazz Ensemble, Barrett Deems Big Band, Clark Terry Summer Big Band, DIVA Big Band)

Session I:  June 15 - 19, 2020   
For grades 6 - 10+     
Monday - Friday, 
1:30 - 4:00 PM
Registration Deadline: June 1, 2020
(Registrations will be accepted after the deadline, as space allows.  Registration is open to students worldwide.)

Session II:  July 6 - 10, 2020

For grades:  6 - 10+
Monday - Friday, 
1:30 - 4:00 PM 

Registration Deadline: June 22, 2020 (Registrations will be accepted after the deadline, as space allows.)


Prerequisites: 
     -  Proficiency on instrument and be able to play at least 3 major scales
        from memory.
     -  One year of jazz ensemble experience or private lessons which
         include jazz preferred. 
     -  Phone interview required prior to registration.
     -  Students must have the "iReal Pro" play-along app ($19.99)

Tuition:  $275 per session; register for one or both sessions


Daily Schedule, Monday-Friday: 1:30 – 4:00 PM

1:30 – 2:30 PM                     Group Rehearsal – reading jazz music
                                              and learning tunes by ear

2:30 – 3:30 PM                     Master Classes/Sectionals – with MIC Jazz Faculty

3:30 – 4:00 PM                     Group Rehearsal/Listening Session

Closing Open Rehearsal      Friday, June 19, 2:30 PM, via Zoom

  




THE VIRTUAL ART OF THE JAZZ BAND II   high school - adult
June 22 - 26, 2020
Monday-Friday, 1:30 - 4:30 PM 

Camp Director:  Audrey Morrison  (Director of Jazz Studies at MIC,  Ravinia Jazz Mentors,  Birch Creek Jazz Program, formerly with the Chicago Jazz Ensemble, Barrett Deems Big Band, Clark Terry Summer Big Band, DIVA Big Band)

Instructors:  Audrey Morrison, trombone and select members of the Music Institute of Chicago jazz faculty

 

The Art of the Jazz Band II Camp at MIC offers students the opportunity to improve their ensemble, improvisational, and sight-reading skills through working with professional jazz musicians who are also great educators. MIC Jazz Studies Director trombonist Audrey Morrison leads interactive rehearsals and members of the MIC jazz faculty offer sectionals, coaching, and master classes. The week ends with a concert on the final day of camp via Zoom.

 

Registration Deadline: June 8, 2020 (Registration will be accepted after the deadline, as space allows)

Prerequisites: At least two years jazz ensemble experience or private jazz lessons required. Phone consultation required prior to registration. Students must have the "iReal Pro" play-along app ($19.99).

 

 

Sample Daily Schedule:

1:30 - 2:30 pm                       Jazz band rehearsal

2:30 - 3:30 pm                       Master classes/sectionals - with MIC jazz faculty

3:30 - 4:30 pm                       Jazz band rehearsal/ listening session

Closing Open Rehearsal:        Friday, June 26 at 2:15 pm  |  via Zoom

 

Tuition:  $330

Questions? Please contact Audrey Morrison

 

 

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