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Instrumental Jazz registrants have the opportunity to meet with their guest artists following “Meet the Artists” at 4:00pm on Sunday afternoon, July 19, to get acquainted during the Chancellor’s Reception in the Great Hall OR go to their first class on Monday. Please Note: The maximum registration fee – regardless of how many classes you select – is only $550. See the registration form for discounts available and information on private lessons. QUESTIONS? Contact Doug Lange, (907)479-6192, dlange@mac.com

INSTRUMENTAL JAZZ

WORKSHOPS
Instrumental Jazz: Jazz Piano $150 Instructor: Ovsepian 9:00-11:00am, M-F, Both Weeks Location: Music Piano Lab 225 Students should have basic theory background for this class. Beginning pianists should take Drotos’ Fundamentals of Music class — see page 17. Instrumental Jazz: Double Bass (Classical and Jazz) $90 Instructors: Davis and Sharpe (See p. 7 for bio.) 10:00-11:00am, MTW, Both Weeks Location: Music 311 This class will combine performance skills, technique and sightreading. Instrumental Jazz: Sax Ensemble! All Levels $150 Instructor: Monaghan 10:00-11:00am, M-F, Both Weeks Location: Music 111 Opportunities for soprano, alto, tenor and bari saxophones to play quartet/quintet literature in both jazz and classical idioms. Also some jazz band section study. Doubling techniques also discussed. Performances at “Lunch Bites.” Instrumental Jazz: Jazz Improvisation — $150 Inter. -Advanced Instructors: Ovespian and Davis 11:00am-12:00noon, M-F, Both Weeks Location: Music 311 The topics to be presented include a continuation of jazz chord/scale theory, such as altered scales, minor blues, harmonic substitutions and rhythm changes. Daily playing, so bring instruments.Vocalists welcome! Instrumental Jazz: Drumset $150 Instructor: Cherico 11:00am - 12:00 noon, M-F, Both Weeks Location: Music 111 This class will combine performance skills, technique, sight-reading and analysis of various musical styles including Jazz, Brazilian, Afro Cuban, Caribbean and Funk for drumset. There will also be handout materials with examples to aid in the development of the proper technique for playing these styles. Instrumental Jazz: Jazz Improvisation — Beginning $150 Instructor: Monaghan 1:30-2:30pm, M-F, Both Weeks Location: Great Hall This class will cover how to practice and use jazz vocabulary most efficiently. Jazz recordings will be studied, analyzed and emulated in their original context and in varied forms. Geared for beginners, but open to all levels. Bring your own instrument.Vocalists and Strings welcome. Instrumental Jazz: Arranging and Composition — Inter.-Advanced $150 Instructor: Hopkins 1:30-3:00pm, M-F, Both Weeks Location: Music 311 Arranging for both large and small jazz ensembles will be studied. Jazz theory, bass lines, chord voicings, circle of 5ths and “bandstand theory” will be discussed. Composition of original lines will be encouraged. Bring pencils and manuscript paper.

Instrumental Jazz: Combos — Open to all who are interested! $135 Instructors: Cherico, Culver, Davis, Hopkins, Monaghan, Ovespian 3:00-4:00pm, M-F, Week I; M-Th, Week II Location: Music 311 This class will balance faculty presentation/performance with student group rehearsal. Faculty will introduce and demonstrate performance concepts, which will then be rehearsed by student groups. Topics will include ensemble playing techniques and learning repertoire.Various jazz styles will be covered.

PERFORMANCE CLASS
Festival Jazz Band $100 Conductor: Hopkins Rehearsals: 6:00-8:00pm, M-F, Week I, M-Th, Week II Location: Music 301 Performance: 9:30pm, Thursday July 30, Wood Center Ballroom This is a great opportunity for instrumental registrants to perform with an internationally known conductor. Music will range from Big Band to Jazz. Jazz strings welcome, too. Registrants can meet Hopkins after “Meet the Artists” on Sunday, July 19, or come to the first rehearsal on Monday evening, July 20.

GUEST ARTISTS
Vince Cherico • New York, NY Drums — Also World Music p. 12 Vince Cherico performs predominately in the Jazz, Brazilian and Afro-Cuban music-styles. In 1995, he joined Ray Barretto and the New World Spirit. He has performed with the Caribbean Jazz Project and the prestigious Jazz at Lincoln Center. He is currently on the faculty of the Drummers Collective and Queens College, and he gives clinics at the Thelonius Monk Jazz Aspen Summer Camp, the NYU Jazz Program and Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Rick Culver • Traverse City, MI Jazz Trombone With Master’s Degrees from Juilliard and Michigan State, Rick Culver has performed and recorded with countless bands—including Buddy Rich, Bill Holman and Bob Florence—and has backed many jazz artists. After a 20-year career in LA, he now resides in Michigan and continues to teach, perform and write in both jazz and classical genres.

Other Performance Class Opportunities: Festival Orchestra, p. 6 Festival Wind Ensemble, p. 9 Festival Latin Ensemble, p. 12

“There is a destiny that makes us brothers. None goes his way alone. All that we give to the lives of others Comes back again into our own.” —Sir Edwin Markham

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INSTRUMENTAL JAZZ GUEST ARTISTS
Joshua Davis • Selinsgrove, PA Jazz and Classical Bass Joshua Davis is director of Jazz Studies at Susquehanna University. He was on the faculty of Towson University between 2002 and 2006 and prior to that, he was an awarded leader of curriculum development at the Berklee College of Music in Boston where—as one of the youngest faculty members—he taught for six years. Davis recently received his Doctorate. Greg Hopkins • Boston, MA Jazz Trumpet; Conductor Jazz Band Recognized internationally as one of the most imaginative writers in jazz today, Berklee College of Music faculty member Greg Hopkins has performed world-wide and is in demand as a performer, adjudicator and arranger. Hopkins is the only returning guest who was at our first Festival in 1980, and he’s been here every year but one.

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Mike Monaghan • Boston, MA Jazz Woodwinds Mike Monaghan has been a member of the Boston Pops for years and, in fact, he has performed under all its conductors—Arthur Fiedler, John Williams and the present conductor, Keith Lockhart. Monaghan has been a featured player on all of Keith Lockhart’s Pops recordings. He’s been a long-time popular Festival guest. He wrote Alaska Is A Rainbow in 1985. Vardan Ovsepian • Boston, MA Jazz Piano Vardan Ovsepian, an Armenian native, has studied piano at the top conservatories of Yerevan, Tallinn, and Helsinki as well as at Berklee College of Music. Currently residing in Boston, Ovsepian performs regularly with Boston’s most elite musicians including Hal Crook, Tony Malaby, and Mick Goodrick. Ovsepian has recorded and released three CDs.

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