Are you curious about improvisation? Are you an experienced musician looking for professional development opportunities? Do you want a chance to collaborate with professional jazz musicians? We will have something for you at the 2014 VSO Summer Jazz Workshop.
The program is designed for vocalists and instrumentalists of all ages and levels. The workshop will include topics such as: small and large ensembles, instrumental and vocal masterclasses, arranging, applied theory, group warm up, and embodiment masterclasses lead by Dr. Celeste Snowber. There will be a jam session and faculty concert every day and a final performance in beautiful Pyatt Hall on the Friday night of each week.
Our amazing group of instructors include award winning musicians such as Bill Coon (arranging, guitar), Jodi Proznick (bass, theory, artistic director), Steve Kaldestad (woodwinds, large ensemble), Miles Black (piano, theory) , Steve Maddock (jazz vocals, vocal improvisation), Jesse Cahill (drums), Chris Davis (brass) and Kelly Proznick (vocal jazz ensemble, morning warm-up).
There will also be a wonderful group of university students and professionals working with us as teaching assistants to ensure quality playing opportunities for all.
There are two sessions available:
Session I – July 21 to 25
Session II – July 28 to Aug 1
The program will be held in the state-of-the-art music school attached to the Orpheum in beautiful downtown Vancouver.
For more more information and/or registration please go to:
I hope to see you this summer!