Twice a week, 2018/19 School Year
Students work to improve their performance skills in full ensemble rehearsals, sectionals and combo workshops. They also study theory, jazz history and improvisation training. The class is designed to accommodate musicians ranging from the less experienced to the most talented, with a minimum of one year of training on their chosen instrument. This series emphasizes both solo and ensemble work and MPA participation. Goals are improved musical and improvisation skills, to promote a sense of accomplishment, self-esteem and interest in secondary education. The class focuses upon jazz to generate an increased interest level of participating students as well as attract new students to the music program.
This course was taught at Evans High School in the 2017/18 school year.
Dr. Otto Gomez, Professor, Orlando School of Music
Mario Ford, Band Director
Funding assistance provided by United Arts