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"JAZZ IT UP"....................... Where do I Start?

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  • This session will focus on the aural tradition of teaching the jazz style. Modeled after the jazz masters, “Jazz It Up” will focus on teaching jazz style, jazz articulation, improvisation, and jazz rehearsal techniques using an auditory approach. Richard Dunscomb will present the clinic with Austin Academy Middle School Jazz Ensemble. During the workshop Dunscomb will evaluate Austin Academy’s performance and create a plan that includes developing strategies. The handout will include relevant information used during the clinic.
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  • 12/18/2013 04:00 PM - N/A
  • W196
  • J. Richard Dunscomb is recognized nationally and internationally as a conductor, author, adjudicator, clinician, and consultant. Honors received include the International Association of Jazz Educators Hall of Fame, The Midwest Clinic Medal of Honor, and an Elkhart Jazz Festival Lifetime Achievement Award. His most recent publications include, with Dr. Willie Hill, Jr., Jazz Pedagogy: The Jazz Educator's Handbook and Resource Guide. Professor Dunscomb is chair of the music department at Columbia College Chicago and is currently forging new paths with his SymphonicJazzInternational project as he conducts symphony orchestras worldwide: an exciting combination of traditional symphony orchestra instrumentation with jazz music. He served as North American coordinator for the Montreux (Switzerland) International Jazz Festival for 18 years and is Vice President of the Board of Directors of The Midwest Clinic.