Jazz Studies

With Jazz Studies Instructor Steve Christopher, unless otherwise noted.

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CMA Jazz Ensemble
This large group will explore all forms of jazz with an emphasis on improvisation. Instruments may include saxophone, trumpet, trombone, guitar, bass, piano, and drum set. Depending upon instrumentation, the group will play standard jazz charts and/or use fake book material. Participants should have some background in jazz ensemble playing. New members are accepted through the third rehearsal of each term. The CMA Jazz Ensemble will travel to Dazzle and the UNC Greeley Jazz Festival in April 2016. New members- Director permission/audition is required before enrolling *Parallel ensemble required for public school students

Ages: High school and up, intermediate playing level and up
Day: Wednesdays
Time: 7:00pm- 8:30pm
Fall: September 16-December 16 (13 classes)
Winter/Spring: TBD
Concerts: TBD
Tuition: Fall – $130


CMA Jazz Combos
The combo setting provides an in-depth study of jazz improvisation. Combos will be formed based on experience and ability. Performance opportunities will be a part of each session. The Advanced Combo will travel to Dazzle and the UNC Greeley Jazz Festival in April 2016. Every participant should plan to attend the first Monday and Wednesday times as an audition for group placement. Mr. C will contact you with more details. *Parallel ensemble required for public school students.

Ages: High School and up

Beginning
Day: Mondays
Time: 7:00pm-8:00pm.
Fall: September 14-December 14 (13 classes)
Winter/Spring: TBD
Concerts: TBD
Tuition: Fall – $140

Intermediate
Day: Mondays
Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm
Fall: September 14-December 14 (13 classes)
Winter/Spring: TBD
Concerts: TBD
Tuition: Fall – $140

Advanced
Day: Wednesdays
Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm
Fall: September 16-December 16 (13 classes)
Winter/Spring: TBD
Concerts: TBD
Tuition: Fall – $140

 

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