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Great kick off to our Summer Jazz Camp … on Zoom

Great kick off to our Summer Jazz Camp … on Zoom. We’re still learning from each other and sharing our love for jazz! Lead Clinician Scott Wilson opened with a Jazz Theory and Fundamentals session. Wycliffe Gordon explained why a musician should always “sing it first.” Dr. Jose Valentino Ruiz

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The Florida Smooth Jazz Foundation sponsoring 10 students at our Summer Jazz Camp

A HUGE THANK YOU to The Florida Smooth Jazz Foundation for sponsoring 10 – TEN! – students at our Summer Jazz Camp. Their support gives 10 disadvantaged student musicians in our community the ability to learn from some of the best music educators and musicians in jazz music today.
We

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Kamilla Builds Her Vocal and Musical Skills, Virtually, with HAPCO Scholarship

This quarter’s music education scholarship recipient Kamilla has always been an artist. She loves to sing while playing guitar or piano. She has been taking classes with Dana Rice Music in Atlanta for nearly two years. She has been taking classes in the arts since she was five years old.

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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

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

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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Mary Ann Carroll, Highwaymen’s original female artist, ‘one tough cookie,’ dies at 79

Source: TCPalm.com
by Lamaur Stancil, Treasure Coast Newspapers
FORT PIERCE — She put food on the table by placing her brush on the canvas.
In doing so, Mary Ann Carroll became a legend among a distinct group of individuals. Carroll, who died Monday at age 79, was the sole woman among

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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

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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