Courses available in 2017 include violin, viola, violoncello, double bass, bassoon, jazz, trombone, flute, trumpet, Saxophone, percussion, piano, tuba / Euphonium and voice. Conducting course will be active in ensembles as well as private lessons. Students will receive credit for private lessons and may also register for Italian and chamber music courses.
Jazz : Understanding the Tools of the Trade
For players and non-players: come to Europe in May to study America's indigenous art form in the hills of northern Italy.
Investigate the elements that make up the music and provide an understanding of the art form. From New Orleans to the Big Bands, from be-bop to hip-hop, we will study the timeline of jazz and classic albums by major artists ranging from Ellington to Miles Davis to Herbie Hancock.
Examine jazz as a springboard to many facets of the contemporary music industry including the topics of desktop production and film scoring.
Enhanced appreciation and listening skills for non-players; sharpened technique and improvisational skills for players through applied study and small group performance.