(Ages 11 – 18)
The Maryland Jazz Band is designed for middle school and high school students new to ensemble playing who wish to study and perform jazz. Throughout the semester, students study jazz repertoire, develop improvisation skills, and build on their ability to work as a group.
This group will meet online for the Fall 2020 semester. During weekly online meetings students will listen to music, learn jazz repertoire, jazz theory, improvisation and work on exercises, etudes, transcriptions and recording projects, building towards a final recording project to be shared with family and friends in a virtual recital.
All instruments are welcome. Please note: An audition is required for all new students. Auditions for Fall 2020 are held by appointment and consist of C, Bb, and F major scales; a short musical excerpt of the student’s choice; and sight-reading. For more information, and to schedule an audition, please contact Jeremy Castillo, Chair of Contemporary Music, JCastillo@levinemusic.org and Gary Prince, Maryland Jazz Band Director, GPrince@levinemusic.org.