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Applications to perform or to propose a clinic at the 68th Annual Midwest Clinic are now available!

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The Real Deal: Understanding Jazz Styles Through Real-Time Demonstration

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  • This clinic will provide a “real-time” or live demonstration by the Capital University Faculty Jazz Ensemble of various jazz, or jazz-related styles. This clinic will assist the educator in stripping away some of the mystery behind jazz styles by presenting fundamental guidelines for performance for ensembles of all levels. Demonstrations will include focusing upon the differences in core elements: vibrato, articulations, eighth-note interpretations, rhythm section style, etc.
  • Robert Breithaupt (
  • 12/19/2013 01:30 PM - N/A
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  • Robert Breithaupt is a veteran of over 40 years in music, as a performer, arts administrator, educator, author, musical contractor, consultant and entrepreneur, and has performed with dozens of jazz artists and professional orchestras throughout the United States and abroad. Breithaupt is Professor of Music and Department Chair of Performance Studies at Capital University. He is the author of The Complete Percussionist (Barnhouse), and the instructional DVD Snare Drum Basics (Hudson). He is an artist/endorsee for Sabian, Ltd., Yamaha Corporation, Remo, Inc. and Innovative Percussion, and served as Executive Director of the Jazz Arts Group of Columbus from 2001 until 2012. He currently serves on the board of the Jazz Education Network, is a Past-President of the Percussive Arts Society and was a co-founder of Columbus Pro Percussion, Inc.
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  • Rob Parton
  • Rob Parton is one of today’s busiest and versatile trumpet players. While he is well known as a trumpet artist, performer, and bandleader, he is also active within higher education at Capital University in Columbus Ohio. Parton has been Associate Professor of Trumpet at Capital University in Columbus Ohio since Fall, 2010. Parton has played on hundreds of local and national radio and television commercials and numerous times with the Chicago Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony, Chicagoland Pops Orchestra, Doc Severinson, Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra Jr., Celine Dion, Josh Groban, Enrique Eglasius, Natalie Cole, Faith Hill, Carrie Underwood and Maynard Ferguson to name only a few. In addition to live performing, Rob Parton has earned national and international accolades for his seven critically acclaimed compact discs on the Sea Breeze Jazz label.