HAPCO clinician Michele Fernández conducted a free HAPCO master class on October 19, 2022 at Maynard Evans High School in Orlando. It included three workshops: “One Stop Rhythm Shop,” Original Works Reading Session, and Conquering the Fear of Improvising and Breaking Psychological Barriers.
University of Florida’s Director of Jazz Studies Scott Wilson and Adjunct Lecturer Clyde Connor were guest clinicians. Thanks to Band Director Mario Ford for hosting this master class.
Michele Fernández is a nationally recognized, highly engaging and an active educator, guest clinician/conductor, adjudicator, published instrumental music composer and performer. Her compositions have been premiered at Midwest, IAJE and Regional Honor/All-State venues and received national acclaim. Most recently she is publishing original works for jazz ensemble through Hal Leonard, Excelcia Publishing, JW Pepper, Print Music Source and also serves as a staff composer for the “Jazz Zone” book/music library series (authored by J. Richard Dunscomb).