San Diego Jazz Orchestra & Academy


Auditions: Sunday August 4th, 2013 9am-4pm

Monday August 5, 2013 at 12:00 PM PDT
Saturday August 10, 2013 at 3:00 PM PDT

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San Dieguito Academy 
800 Santa Fe Drive
Encinitas, CA 92024

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Karl Soukup 
San Diego Jazz Orchestra 

SDJO Summer Jazz Workshop 2013 

Sponsored by San Dieguito Academy Foundation & Toca Percussion
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Summer Jazz Workshop participants will spend six fun filled educationally charged days with members of the critically acclaimed San Diego Jazz Orchestra

The workshop curriculum will focus on ensemble rehearsal and development, and will include clinics on subjects like: improvisation, music theory, jazz history, and developing skill in a variety of jazz styles.  The clinics, seminars, and rehearsals will be presented by some of the leading jazz musicians in Southern California. 

The Workshop will culminate on the final day with a "Salt & Pepper" Clinic, where students will rehearse side by side with all of  the members of SDJO. A master class will be given by grammy award winning pianist/composer Bill Cunliffe and, finally student groups will take part in a concert ending with The San Diego Jazz Orchestra featuring Bill Cunliffe.

The SDJO Summer Jazz Workshop is open to any San Diego County High School Music Student, including graduating seniors and students entering the 9th grade.  Registration will be limited to the first 35 participants to register.

Dates & Times:

Sunday, August 4th : 9am-4pm, Auditions for ensemble placement
Mon-Friday, August 5th-9th : Noon-3pm, Jazz Workshops
Saturday, August 10th:
               10am: Salt & Pepper Clinic with Bill Yeager
               11am: Guest Artist Master Class
               12:30pm: Student Ensemble Concert
               2:00pm: San Diego Jazz Orchestra with Bill Cunliffe

Sample Daily Workshop Schedule:

Day 1: Sightreading Bootcamp
Day 2: Improv Seminar & Big Band Rehearsals
Day 3: Salsa Seminar, Rehearsals, & Sectionals
Day 4: Like instrument Seminars, Rehearsals, & Sectionals
Day 5: Rehearsals, & Sectionals
Day 6: Guest Artist Master Class, Salt & Pepper Clinic, Student Ensemble Concert, SDJO and Guest Artist Concert

Faculty (click here to see Faculty and Guest Artist Bios): 

Conductor/Trumpet/Artistic Director - Brad Steinwehe
Conductor/Trumpet/Workshop Director - Karl Soukup
Bass-  Rob Thorsen
Drums-  Richard Sellers
Guitar-  Joey Carano
Piano - Anthony Smith
Percussion-  Ernie Becquer
Percussion-  Tommy Aros
Sax-  Bob Campbell
Trombone-  Roger Wright

Tuition: $295, early registration through 6/3
             $345, late registration between 6/4 & 6/30

             50% Refund for cancellation through 6/30
            No refunds after 6/30
            In the event our minimun enrollment is not met, the event will be cancelled and a full
             refund will be issued. 

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