Jazz Primer Series 2017-2018
Posted by Chase Sanborn

jazz_logoU of T Jazz offers a 4-part Jazz Primer Series intended for secondary school students. Teachers are also welcome!

The primers cover many aspects of jazz performance and skill development, including masterclasses by U of T Jazz Studies Creative Professional Faculty, and direct interaction with U of T Jazz students and alumni who can answer questions about their own experience as a jazz student at the University of Toronto and beyond.

Primers run Saturdays at the University of Toronto Faculty of Music South, at 90 Wellesley Street West, from 10 AM to 4 PM. Enroll in the entire series at a discounted rate or choose the individual sessions that suit your needs and interest.

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Jazz Primer I – October 28, 2017
Jazz Skills / Vocal Jazz

Jazz Primer I focuses on jazz performance and skill development including Ear Training/Listening, Improvisation, and Small Group Jazz Performance. The Vocal Jazz Primer addresses voice-specific skills and development.

Jazz Primer II – November 25, 2017
Jazz Audition A

Jazz Primer II offers practical seminars related to post-secondary audition expectations including Materials of Jazz Theory, Ear Training, and Improvisation. Participants will receive one-on-one assessment of current preparation and skill level.

Jazz Primer III – January 20, 2018
Jazz Audition B

Jazz Primer III offers advanced seminars related to audition expectations in Materials of Jazz Theory, Ear Training, and Improvisation. It includes a Mock Audition session.

Jazz Primer IV – May 5, 2018
Small Group Jazz / Putting it All Together

In Jazz Primer IV, students concentrate on small group jazz performance skills and putting together a finished product. This session is recommended as a tune-up for festival and concert performances. Preexisting groups are welcome and encouraged.

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