Sherborne

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WEEK ONE  30 July to 6 August

Alexander Technique and Chi Kung

Cappella Chamber Choir

Chamber Orchestra

Choral Workshop 1

Composers’ Workshop

Masterclass for Singers

Mixed Chamber Music

Piano Accompaniment

Practical Conducting

Score Learning and General Musicianship

Wind Conducting

Wind Ensemble


WEEK TWO 6 to 13 August

Alexander Technique and Chi Kung

Art of Choral Direction

Choral Masterpieces Choral  Course

Choral Workshop 2

Journey Through Jazz

Lighter Side Choral  Course

Masterclass for Singers

Orchestral Conducting Course

Piano Course

Score Learning and General Musicianship

Symphony Orchestra

Voices in Harmony


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A JOURNEY THROUGH JAZZ

Mike Hall


A Journey Through Jazz will guide students through the essential features of the jazz idiom. Newcomers to jazz will find a sympathetic environment in which to take their first steps while more experienced students will be provided with challenging material and ideas to extend their existing improvisation skills.  

 

The course is centred on the rehearsal and performance of a number of jazz arrangements with each piece introducing a different musical style and relevant approach to improvisation. Theoretical and historical elements are introduced as and when appropriate. A course concert will take place towards the end of the week.

 

Participants should have a reasonable command of their instrument including a basic knowledge of major scales roughly equivalent to grades 4 - 5 classical or jazz, although no formal qualifications are required. The course may split in some sessions to facilitate appropriate closer work on aspects of jazz theory, technique, rhythm or style. It is stressed that no previous experience of improvisation is necessary and we particularly welcome musicians with classical skills wishing to explore jazz for the first time.

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