Cookin' with Jazz: Tips from Top Jazz Educators
- A panel of experienced jazz educators from the high school, collegiate, and professional fields will present teaching techniques that focus on three important areas of jazz pedagogy. The panel includes contributing authors to “The Jazzer’s Cookbook” (Meredith Music Publications). Clinic topics will include Combo Coaching Tips, Trombone Performance Techniques, and Advanced Improvisation Skills.
- David Fodor (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- 12/19/2014 08:30 AM - 09:30 AM
- Meeting Room W192
- Dr. Fodor taught courses in Instrumental Music, Jazz Bands & Combos, Percussion, Seminar in American Music, and Electronic Music at Evanston Township HS from 1990-2013. Prior to teaching at ETHS, he was Asst. Director of Bands at Western Illinois University from 1984-88. He began his teaching career in Herscher, Illinois teaching 5-12 instrumental music from 1976-82.
Dr. Fodor is currently the Coordinator of the Student Composer Showcase sponsored by the Jazz Education Network, as well as a Reviewer of new jazz music and materials for The Instrumentalist Magazine. He is the conductor of the Wilmette Community Band, and is a published author, clinician and performer.
Dr. Fodor holds a Ph. D. in Music Education from Northwestern University (1998), an M. A. in Percussion Performance from Western Illinois University (1984), and a B. S. in Music Education from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana (1976).