Two Sessions: June 19 – 23 and July 17 – 21, 2017
9:00 a.m. – noon daily located in Albright College Center for the Arts, Roop Hall
$75 per session or $125 for both

In this course on jazz style and improvisation, team-taught by Mike Eben and Chris Heslop, participants will learn how to improvise using scales and modes.  Rhythm section participants (piano, guitar, bass and drums) will learn how to accompany soloists and to perform their own solos.  Jazz styles will be learned through playing and listening.  Students will also learn the basics of jazz performance, including how to get one’s own jazz combo started.

Each session features visits by renowned area jazz artists, who will perform with and offer advice to students.  This is a fun, engaging week of practical advice, intense practice, and great music!

Open to all students entering grade 7 in the fall, and up to the age of 21. Participants should be able to read music and have at least basic experience playing in jazz style. Drummers should have experience playing basic music styles (swing, rock, etc.) on a drum set.

Download application HERE. (coming soon…)

Mail completed application to: Albright College Center for the Arts, PO Box 15234, Reading PA 19612; ATTN: David Tanner