Conservatory of Music

Summer Jazz Band Director Workshop

Summer Workshop | August 19-23, 2019

This workshop is intended for band directors of all backgrounds and experience levels. Join us as we explore and demystify the art of teaching jazz concepts to large and small ensembles of all ages and experience levels. Led by Kevin Willms, Senior Advisor for Jazz Education for Music Mentors International, this workshop will draw on the knowledge and experience of the MacEwan Jazz Workshop Faculty.

Sessions will cover a range of topics, including:

  • Big band rehearsal techniques

  • Rhythm section

  • Improvisation

This is a “hands-on” workshop. Bring your instrument (even if it is not a “typical” big band instrument). It will be based in sound pedagogical tenets and philosophy. Learn how to apply the techniques that you use while directing your concert band to the way in which you direct your jazz ensembles. Schedule to be announced, but days and times will coincide with the rest of the Summer Jazz Workshop.

Summer 2019

DATES Monday - Friday | August 19 - 23
TIME 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
LOCATION Allard Hall (11104-104 Avenue)


Tuition: $425.00
GST: $0.00

TOTAL: $425.00