HAPCO Music Foundation

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HAPCO Featured in the Orange Observer’s 2020 Giving Guide

Thanks to the amazing team at Orange Observer for sharing our work in Orlando (and all over, online)! We also thank them for their hard work, especially this year, keeping our community up-to-date on LOCAL news. We so appreciate our Community Partners! Check out HAPCO’s profile on page 19 of […]

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HAPCO Jazz Master Class Series

Dr. Otto Gomez will present a HAPCO Jazz Master Class series at Carver Middle School in Orlando. The weekly classes are October 16, 23 and 30 and November 6. The first class will focus on “What Is Jazz?” and “How To Improvise”. Dr. Gomez works with Carver Middle School’s Music

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Honey Orange Chicken with Chef Cartel

On October 14, Chef Cartel showed us how to make Honey Orange Chicken with fresh green beans and brown rice in his second Cooking With Chef Cartel episode. You can watch the show on YouTube @HAPCOMusicFoundation. Shows are monthly, on the second Wednesday.
It’s part of our Culinary Arts program

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HAPCO’s Scholarship Recipient Sarai Is Filled with Caring, Curiosity and a Love for Music

In HAPCO Music Foundation’s ongoing partnership with Dana Rice Music in Atlanta, we are sponsoring piano lessons for Sarai this quarter. The fifth grader enjoys reading, cooking, making arts and crafts, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. She describes herself as “a curious, young girl” and open to

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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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