National Symposium on Multicultural Music to feature a Jazz Track

The School of Music at the University of Tennessee will host the ninth biennial National Symposium on Multicultural Music, October 8-13, 2012 on the University of Tennessee Campus; the UT Conference Center, Knoxville; and the Museum of Appalachia, Norris, Tennessee. The Symposium, consisting of performance, workshop, and research sessions on music from a variety of cultures will feature a jazz track (see below), will bepresented by Dr. Willie Hill, Director of the Fine Arts Center at UMass-Amherst.

(1 day) Wednesday, October 10, 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

The Symposium Jazz Track will explore realistic and practical solutions to help improve the sound of your jazz ensemble. Topics will include:  the art of listening; Swing and Latin concepts; ensemble performance and rehearsal set-up; working with the rhythm section; selecting the right music, and much more. In addition, innovative approaches to teaching jazz improvisation to middle school, high school and college students will be presented. Dr. Willie Hill will serve as clinician. The sessions will concentrate on keys to success in two areas:
a.) Jazz vocabulary – melodic, rhythmic and harmonic
b.) Aural skills.
Date:  October 10, 2012

8:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.            Registration, Meet and Greet

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.          Opening General Session

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.            Master Class: Saxophone, Brass, Rhythm Section
Dr.Willie  Hill and UT Faculty

1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.              Box Lunch and Concert: UT Jazz Faculty

2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.              Break

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.              Jazz Band Clinic 1: Jazz Ensemble Rehearsal Techniques
Dr. Hill
3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.              Break

3:45 p.m.- 4:45 p.m.                Clinic II: Jazz Improvisation I – Dr. Hill

4:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.              Pizza Break

5:30 p.m – 7:30p.m.                Clinic III: Youth Jazz Orchestra Rehearsal & Performance –                                                       Dr. Hill

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Sponsored By:
The University of Tennessee School of Music
College of Arts and Sciences
NAfME: The National Association for Music Education
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Nick Webb, originally posted July 30, 2012 (updated August 8, 2012) © National Association for Music Education