Jazz Workshops

Session I: July 17-21 
Session II: July 24-28  
Monday-Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm (+ Friday evening performance)
Recommended for: Adult amateur and high school instrumentalists and vocalists: Bass, guitar, drums, piano, voice, & brass/woodwinds. Should have at least 2 years’ experience on your instrument.
Instructors: Jodi Proznick, Bass; Miles Black, Piano; Bill Coon, Guitar; Kelly Proznick, Vocals; Steve Maddock, Vocals; Jesse Cahill, Drums; Rod Murray, Kent Wallace, Brass; Steve Kaldestad, Woodwinds & Big Band
Fee: $550 per session

Specialist workshops: Swing with John Stetch (Week 1) & Brazilian Rhythms with Sal Ferreras (Week 2)!

Find your groove and polish your chops in these exuberant 5-day Jazz Workshops under the guidance of Canada’s ‘A-list’ of jazz players and instructors. All participants take part in a combo, play in the big band , participate in Masterclasses for your instrument or voice, delve into practical jazz theory and history and hear how the ‘pros’ do it in a daily faculty performance.  Each session ends with a performance at beautiful Pyatt Hall featuring all combos and faculty. Attend the week that works for you, or sign up for both for an even more in-depth experience.

Sample Daily Schedule
9:00am - 9:45am Collaborative group warm-up exercises / workshops
10:00am - 11:00am Hands-on practical jazz theory
11:00am - 12:30pm Instrumental and vocal Masterclasses
Lunch, and student jam session
1:30pm - 2:15pm Faculty Daily Performance
2:30pm - 4:00pm Combo rehearsals with Coaches
4:00pm - 5:00pm Big Band rehearsals, Jazz Vocal Ensemble

Minimum enrollment required.

back to full list of summer programs

 

 

 

Contents of this website are copyright © VSO school of music