Private lessons and jazz studies courses for musicians interested in performing jazz for their personal enjoyment, or who wish to enrich their existing musical and performance skills.
|Instrument||On-campus instructors||Of-campus instructors|
Jazz Studies Combos
For jazz students and enthusiasts alike, Jazz Studies Combos provides the opportunity to develop the ensemble and improvisational skills necessary to perform in a jazz context.
Examples of course content include:
- 12 bar blues chorus form
- standard song repertoire; 32 bar chorus form
- sight reading
- basic theory to assist in developing improvisation techniques
- rhythm exercises
- transcribed solos, with analysis, as models for improvisation
- performing in various styles
Instructor: Garry De Boeck
18 weekly 1hr. classes
|Jazz Combo||CRN 1512||Tuesday||Feb. 7 - May 30, 2017||6 - 7 p.m.||$345|
|Jazz Combo||CRN 1513||Wednesday||Feb. 8 - May 31, 2017||6 - 7 p.m.||$345|
Acceptance to the above Jazz Studies Combos is by consent of the respective instructors, and interested students must speak with the combo instructor prior to registering: Garry De Boeck (403.246.6385).
Jazz piano combos
Instructor: Derek Stoll
14 weekly 1hr. classes
|Jazz Ensemble||CRN 1515||Tuesday||Feb. 7 - Jun. 6, 2017||8 - 9 p.m.||$400|
|Jazz Ensemble||CRN 1516||Tuesday||Feb. 7 - Jun. 6, 2017||9 - 10 p.m.||$400|
Interested students must speak with the combo instructor prior to registering.
The Jazz Connection Big Band
Music students from across the city of Calgary and surrounding area will have the opportunity to participate in a jazz big band under the direction of leading musicians in the Calgary jazz community. With a focus on improvisation skills, advanced ensemble playing, repertoire development and performance nuance, students in this ensemble will enhance their ability to perform and enjoy jazz! Application deadline: Jan. 10, 2016. More information
Summer Jazz Workshop
Focusing on improvisation and performance skills, this intensive summer workshop is designed to enhance the understanding and appreciation of jazz styles, practices and history. The workshop is geared to jazz students of piano, bass, guitar, drums, trombone, trumpet and saxophone, aged 13 and older. Adults welcome. More information
Summer Blues & Jazz Guitar WorkshopTired of playing the same old licks or hitting wrong notes? Get purpose into your playing and hit the ‘right note’ every time with instructor Ralf Buschmeyer. For students ages 16+ with some guitar experience. More information
Summer Drumset Education CampFor high school, college and adult-level students ages 15+ aspiring to enhance their abilities on the drumset. An intensive yet fun atmosphere in a masterclass setting, allowing participants to go at their own pace. More information
Vocal Jazz EnsembleFor adults ranging from enthusiastic beginners to seasoned vocalists. Develop your sense of blend, balance and intonation in an enjoyable atmosphere. Weekly rehearsals and practice, including vocal exercises, exposure to a variety of popular and jazz music, and performance opportunities. More information