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Tips for Successful Auditions and Jazz Essentials Lists

Tips for Successful Auditions and Jazz Essentials Lists

UCF Director of Jazz Studies Jeff Rupert shares practical advice for successful jazz band auditions for college and general music. Check it out for details on what to do before and at the audition. He also shares some of his favorite recordings to listen to and learn from.
All jazz

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Piano Lessons for Aaron

Piano Lessons for Aaron

In HAPCO Music Foundation’s ongoing partnership with Dana Rice Music in Atlanta, we are sponsoring piano lessons for nine-year-old Aaron this quarter. He aspires to be “a great piano player” and to become comfortable playing for an audience. Alongside listening to and playing music, Aaron enjoys playing outside, playing video

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A Saxophone for Jazzy

A Saxophone for Jazzy

HAPCO Music Foundation provided a saxophone for Central Florida middle school student Jazzy. “I fell in love with the saxophone,” she says, and pours her heart and soul into practicing every day to improve her skills. This donation gives Jazzy her own saxophone that is available to her any time.

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HAPCO Awards Dance Scholarship to Destini Hendricks

HAPCO Awards Dance Scholarship to Destini Hendricks

HAPCO alumni Destini Hendricks has begun the Commercial Dance program at Pace University in New York City. The Ocoee High School graduate is excited to be a freshman and pursuing her goal of becoming a professional dancer and choreographer. HAPCO is proud to help her continue her college education with

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Healthy Nutrition Class for seniors at Citrus Gardens

Healthy Nutrition Class for seniors at Citrus Gardens

Chef Anthony Fothergill taught a free healthy nutrition class for seniors at Citrus Gardens on September 18. The class is part of HAPCO’s culinary arts program and is co-presented by DoubleTree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando.
Chef Fothergill discussed healthy and budget-friendly shopping choices for meals that

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Celebrating International Jazz Day

Celebrating International Jazz Day

Through International Jazz Day, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz work to showcase the power of jazz as a force for peace, dialogue and mutual understanding. The UNESCO General Conference established April 30 as International Jazz Day in 2011. Herbie

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Atlanta Piano & Vocal Scholarships

Atlanta Piano & Vocal Scholarships

HAPCO has partnered with Dana Rice Music in Atlanta to provide private lessons to students. Dana Rice teaches piano and voice for ages four to adult. She focuses on making learning fun, relevant and engaging while teaching critical life skills including self-discipline, focus, tenacity and communication. Infused throughout her programs

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HAPCO featured on the 2019-20 Public Service Bus

HAPCO featured on the 2019-20 Public Service Bus

HAPCO is one of the eight featured non-profits in Central Florida on the 2019-20 LYNX Public Service Bus. The bus will be at our Wine & Dine on April 27 at Oakland Town Center! Thank you LYNX! And thanks to our sponsors for helping us build the futures of young

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