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Jazz at Lincoln Center's Band Director Academy: Retrospective

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Band Director Academy

Band Director Academy (BDA) is a multi-day professional development workshop for band directors. BDA will be held Friday, June 23 – Monday, June 26, 2017 at New York City’s Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center (JALC) and led by Rodney Whitaker, Director of Jazz Studies at Michigan State University, and Terell Stafford, Director of Jazz Studies at Temple University, in addition to other prominent jazz educators. BDA focuses on the essentials of teaching jazz, emphasizing hands-on learning and practical techniques.

For more than 20 years, JALC’s “Essentially Ellington” program has been a popular aspect of many school jazz programs. Whether you are a seasoned “EE veteran” or fresh out of school, teaching in a fully fledged program or just starting out, urban, suburban, rural or somewhere in between, playing Ellington’s music will enrich the lives of your students and community. We believe in a practical, literature-based, hands-on approach that is informed by the aesthetic choices made by our greatest composers, arrangers and practitioners of America's music: jazz.

This four-day session will focus on improvisation. By utilizing listening, demonstration, discussion and then practical application, attendees will gain an insight into how to transfer these specific techniques to their band room.


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2017 Jazz at Lincoln Center's Band Director Academy: A Retrospective

June 23-26
Federick P. Rose Hall, located on the corner of 60th Street and Broadway in New York City
 
1-2 graduate credits
Coordinator: Patrick Benson
 
7347A
1 Credit Option
Tuition $500 per credit hour
Less Jazz at Lincoln Center's 50% scholarship - $250
Student Cost: $250, due in full with registration
 
7347B
2 Credit Option
Tuition $1000 per credit hour
Less Jazz at Lincoln Center's 50% scholarship - $500
Student Cost: $500, due in full with registration
 
*Participants must register with each hosting organization in addition to registering for graduate credit through VanderCook. 
 
*Registration/Notebook Due Date: ​Please submit registrations and notebooks to Patrick Benson, postmarked no later than one month after the last day of the event.
 
 
Click HERE to download the 2017 VanderCook Summer Registration Form.
 
Click HERE to download the 2017 MECA Continuing Education Retrospective Information Sheet.
 
Click HERE to download the 2017 MECA Continuing Education Retrospective Notebook Rubric.
 
Click HERE to register for the 2017 Jazz at Lincoln Center's Band Director Academy: Academy Registration
 

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