Jazz Piano Camp, by woce on 05/09/2007, 12:03:17

Jazz Piano Camp (2 week camp) June 24 – July 6

Now in its third year, the Jazz Piano has proven to be a challenging and magical experience for high school pianists. The world of jazz inspires students to find their individuality and express themselves using the musical tools they are given. At Jazz Piano Camp, every student’s ideas are valuable. Our outstanding faculty show students how to apply their technique and musical background to jazz improvisation, and we unlock the mysteries of harmony and creativity with advanced theoretical study. No prior experience in jazz is required for this camp, but qualities such as curiosity, courage, imagination, leadership, and hard work will spur your success here.

Jazz Piano Camp is led by Tara Buzash, jazz pianist, composer, and arranger in the New Jersey-Philadelphia area. (www.buzash.net).

Within the two weeks, students will learn: • to play one jazz standard tune on solo piano • to play a jazz standard as part of a trio with bass and drums • to read jazz charts • to improvise using scales, chord tones, and “color tones” • to play three songs “by ear,” reconstructing the music with authenticity • specific techniques for transposing, or playing songs in any key • to accompany a jazz vocalist • the significance of jazz music in history • and more!

Daily Schedule The daily schedule includes Ear Training, Jazz Theory, Jazz History, Playing By Ear, Solo Lessons and Practice Time and Ensemble Master Classes (with faculty bassist and drummer)

Once each week, we will have a professional jazz vocalist come in for classes on Accompanying a Jazz Vocalist.

We will also schedule activities such as Princeton walking trips and a special Fourth of July celebration. We will celebrate what you have learned in a final recital on the last day of camp.

Additional Information

For more information about Westminster’s summer Programs, contact the Westminster Choir College of Rider University, Office of Continuing Education, 101 Walnut Lane, Princeton, NJ 08540 609-924-7416 Email: woce@rider.edu Website: http://westminster.rider.edu

• All programs are residential. • Male and female students will be housed in separate dormitories • Trained counselors supervise all residence halls and chaperone students during their stay at Westminster • Lodging and dining are provided in traditional college atmosphere • Residence halls are equipped with double and triple rooms with a bathroom on each floor

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  • 05/09/2007 - Jazz Piano Camp

    Jazz Piano Camp (2 week camp) June 24 – July 6 Now in its third year, the Jazz Piano has proven to be a challenging and magical experience for high school pianists. The world of jazz inspires students to find their individuality and express themselves using the musical tools they are given. At Jazz Piano Camp, every student’s ideas are valuable. Our outstanding faculty show students how to apply their technique and musical background to jazz improvisation, and we unlock the mysteries of harmony and crea...


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