National Jazz Workshop - A Summer Jazz Camp at Shenandoah University

Schedule



Day Camp 8:30am-5:00pm

Hosted by Dr. Darden Purcell, Director of Jazz Studies

24-29 June 2018

Free Parking in Lot K


Location: George Mason Center for the Arts Concert Hall


Sunday June 24, 2018
3:00pm-5:00pm Check-in and Registration
Location: Lobby: The deLaski Performing Arts Building
3:00pm-5:00pm Big Band Placement Auditions
Sign up for a time when you register at NJW on Sunday afternoon. Please prepare your audition music in advance. Click here to download the prepared audition music.

Locations are as follows:

All Saxophones: Band Room The deLaski Performing Arts Building
Faculty: Jim Carroll

Trumpets & Trombones: Choral Room: The deLaski Performing Arts Building
Faculty: Matt Niess

Piano & Guitar: Room 334 The deLaski Performing Arts Building
Faculty: Shawn Purcell

Bass & Drums: 227 The deLaski Performing Arts Building (Downstairs in the practice suite)
Faculty: Regan Brough
5:00pm-6:00pm Dinner
Location: Food available next door in the Johnson center and close to campus
7:00pm Concert
The Airmen of Note

Location: George Mason Center for the Arts Concert Hall
 
Monday June 25, 2018
8:00am-8:20am Sign In
Instructor: NJW Staff
Location: Lobby: The deLaski Performing Arts Building
8:00am-8:20am Optional Brass Players Warm-Up
Instructor: Matt Niess
Location: Outside by the GM Statue weather permitting-Rain Location: Choral Room
8:30am-9:15am Performance Track

Beginning Jazz Theory
Instructor: Rick Parrell
Location: 2018 MTB

Intermediate Jazz Theory A
Instructor: Regan Brough
Location: 2013 MTB

Intermediate Jazz Theory B
Instructor: Wade Beach
Location: Piano Lab

Advanced Jazz Theory
Instructor: Shawn Purcell
Location: Choral Room
9:30am-10:15am Performance Track

Advanced Improvisation
Instructor: Tomas Jackson & John-Marc Diner
Location: Choral Room

Jazz Improvisation A
Instructor: Rick Parrell
Location: 2013 MTB

Jazz Improvisation B
Instructor: Matt Niess
Location: 2018 MTB

Drum Set Masterclass
Instructor: David McDonald
Location: Band Room

Bass Masterclass
Instructor: Regan Brough
Location: 227 (Downstairs)

Piano Masterclass
Instructor: Wade Beach
Location: Piano Lab

Guitar Masterclass
Instructor: Shawn Purcell
Location: 336

Vocal Warm-ups
Instructor: Darden Purcell
Location: 338
10:30am-12:15pm Ensemble Rehearsals

Niess Big Band
Instructor: Matt Niess
Location: Band Room

Parrell Big Band
Instructor: Rick Parrell
Location: Choral Room

Combo
Instructor: Shawn Purcell
Location: 2013 MTB

Vocal Rehearsal
Instructor: Darden Purcell
Location: 338
12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch
Participants can pack lunch or purchase food in the Johnson Center next to the De Laski Music Building (#2 on map)
1:00pm-1:50pm Master Class for All

Jazz History with Jim Carroll
Location: Band Room
With NJW faculty: Wade Beach, John-Marc Diner, David McDonald, Matt Niess

2:00pm-3:15pm Ensemble Rehearsals

Niess Big Band
Instructor: Matt Niess
Location: Band Room

Parrell Big Band
Instructor: Rick Parrell
Location: Choral Room

Combo
Instructor: Shawn Purcell
Location: 2013 MTB

Vocal Rehearsal
Instructor: Darden Purcell
Location: 338


3:30pm Concert
The NJW All-Star Jazz Orchestra directed by Matt Niess

Location: George Mason Center for the Arts
4:30pm
End of Activities
Participant Check Out/Pick Up
Location: deLaski Lobby
 
Tuesday June 26, 2018
8:00am-8:20am Sign In
Instructor: NJW Staff
Location: de Laski Lobby
8:00am-8:20am Optional Brass Players Warm-Up
Instructor: Matt Niess
Location: Outside by the GM Statue weather permitting-Rain Location: Choral Room
8:30am-9:15am Performance Track

Beginning Jazz Theory
Instructor: Rick Parrell
Location: 2018 MTB

Intermediate Jazz Theory A
Instructor: Regan Brough
Location: 2013 MTB

Intermediate Jazz Theory B
Instructor: Wade Beach
Location: Piano Lab

Advanced Jazz Theory
Instructor: Shawn Purcell
Location: Choral Room
9:30am-10:15am Performance Track

Advanced Improvisation
Instructor: Tomas Jackson & John-Marc Diner
Location: Choral Room

Jazz Improvisation A
Instructor: Rick Parrell
Location: 2013 MTB

Jazz Improvisation B
Instructor: Matt Niess
Location: 2018 MTB

Drum Set Masterclass
Instructor: Kevin McDonald
Location: Band Room

Bass Masterclass
Instructor: Regan Brough
Location: 227 (Downstairs)

Piano Masterclass
Instructor: Wade Beach
Location: Piano Lab

Guitar Masterclass
Instructor: Shawn Purcell
Location: 336

Vocal Warm-ups
Instructor: Dr. Darden Purcell
Location: 338
10:30am-12:15pm Ensemble Rehearsals

Niess Big Band
Instructor: Matt Niess
Location: Band Room

Parrell Big Band
Instructor: Rick Parrell
Location: Choral Room

Combo
Instructor: Shawn Purcell
Location: 2013 MTB

Instructor: Darden Purcell
Location: 338
12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch
Participants can pack lunch or purchase food in the Johnson Center next to the deLaski Music Building
1:00pm-1:50pm Performance Track

Trombone Masterclass
Instructors: Matt Niess & Matt Neff
Location: 2018 MTB

Saxophone Masterclass
Instructor: Joseph Henson
Location: 2013 MTB

Trumpet Masterclass
Instructor: Josh Kauffman
Location: Choral Room

Rhythm Section Masterclass
Instructors: NJW Rhythm Faculty: Shawn Purcell, Wade Beach, Michael Bowie, Kevin McDonald
Location: Band Room
2:00pm-3:15pm Ensemble Rehearsals

Niess Big Band
Instructor: Matt Niess
Location: Band Room

Parrell Big Band
Instructor: Rick Parrell
Location: Choral Room

Combo
Instructor: Shawn Purcell
Location: 2013 MTB

Vocal Rehearsal
Instructor: Darden Purcell
Location: 338

3:30pm Concert
The NJW Faculty
Darden Purcell, Josh Kauffman, Jim Carroll, Mat Niess, Wade Beach, Michael Bowie, Kevin McDonald
Location: George Mason Center for the Arts
4:30pm
End of Activities
Participant Check Out/Pick Up
Location: de Laski(#4 on map)
 
Wednesday June 27, 2018
8:00am-8:20am Sign In
Instructor: NJW Staff
Location: de Laski Lobby
8:00am-8:20am Optional Brass Players Warm-Up
Instructor: Mat Niess
Location: Outside by the GM Statue weather permitting-Rain Location: Choral Room
8:30am-9:15am Performance Track

Beginning Jazz Theory
Instructor: Rick Parrell
Location: 2018 MTB

Intermediate Jazz Theory A
Instructor: Regan Brough
Location: 2013 MTB

Intermediate Jazz Theory B
Instructor: Wade Beach
Location: Piano Lab

Advanced Jazz Theory
Instructor: Shawn Purcell
Location: Choral Room
9:30am-10:15am Performance Track


Advanced Improvisation
Instructor: Tomas Jackson & John-Marc Diner
Location: Choral Room

Jazz Improvisation A
Instructor: Rick Parrell
Location: 2013 MTB

Jazz Improvisation B
Instructor: Matt Niess
Location: 2018 MTB

Drum Set Masterclass
Instructor: Kevin McDonald
Location: Band Room

Bass Masterclass
Instructor: Regan Brough
Location: 227 (Downstairs)

Piano & Guitar Masterclasss
Instructor: Wade Beach
Location: Piano Lab

Vocal Warm-ups
Instructor: Dr. Darden Purcell
Location: 338
10:30am-12:15pm Ensemble Rehearsals

Niess Big Band
Instructor: Matt Niess
Location: Band Room

Parrell Big Band
Instructor: Rick Parrell
Location: Choral Room

Combo
Instructor: Shawn Purcell
Location: 2013 MTB

Vocal Rehearsal
Instructor: Darden Purcell
Location: 338
12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch
Participants can pack lunch or purchase food in the Johnson Center next to the deLaski Music Building (#2 on map)
1:00pm-1:50pm Performance Track

Trombone Masterclass
Instructor: Matt Niess & Michael Nickens
Location: 2018 MTB

Trumpet Master Class
Instructor: Tyler Mire
Location: Choral Room

Saxophone Master Class
Instructor: Jim Carroll
Location: 2013 MTB

Rhythm Section Master Class
Instructor: Wade Beach, Shawn Purcell, Paul Henry, Kevin McDonald
Location: Band Room

2:00pm-3:15pm Ensemble Rehearsals

Niess Big Band
Instructor: Matt Niess
Location: Band Room

Parrell Big Band
Instructor: Rick Parrell
Location: Choral Room

Combo
Instructor: Shawn Purcell
Location: 2013 MTB

Vocal Rehearsal
Instructor: Darden Purcell
Location: 338

3:30pm Concert
The Next Generation Quintet

Location: George Mason Center for the Arts
4:30pm
End of Activities
Participant Check Out/Pick Up
Location: deLaski Lobby
 
Thursday June 28, 2018
8:00am-8:20am Sign In
Instructor: NJW Staff
Location: deLaski Lobby
8:00am-8:20am Optional Brass Players Warm-Up
Instructor: NJW Brass Faculty
Location: Outside by the GM Statue weather permitting-Rain Location: Choral Room
8:30am-9:15am Performance Track

Beginning Jazz Theory
Instructor: Rick Parrell
Location: 2018 MTB

Intermediate Jazz Theory A
Instructor: Regan Brough
Location: 2013 MTB

Intermediate Jazz Theory B
Instructor: Wade Beach
Location: Piano Lab

Advanced Jazz Theory
Instructor: Shawn Purcell
Location: Choral Room
9:30am-10:15am Performance Track


Advanced Improvisation
Instructor: Tomas Jackson & John-Marc Diner
Location: Choral Room

Jazz Improvisation A
Instructor: Rick Parrell
Location: 2013 MTB

Jazz Improvisation B
Instructor: Matt Niess
Location: 2018 MTB

Guitar Masterclass
Instructor: Shawn Purcell
Location: 336

Drum Set Masterclass
Instructor: Kevin McDonald
Location: Band Room

Bass Masterclass
Instructor: Regan Brough
Location: 227 (Downstairs)

Piano Masterclass
Instructor: Wade Beach
Location: Piano Lab

Vocal Warm-ups
Instructor: Dr. Darden Purcell
Location: 338
10:30am-12:15pm Ensemble Rehearsals

Niess Big Band
Instructor: Matt Niess
Location: Band Room

Parrell Big Band
Instructor: Rick Parrell
Location: Choral Room

Combo
Instructor: Shawn Purcell
Location: 2013 MTB

Vocal Rehearsal
Instructor: Darden Purcell
Location: 338
12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch
Participants can pack lunch or purchase food in the Johnson Center next to the deLaski Music Building (#2 on map)
1:00pm Masterclass for All
Technology for Musicians
Instructor: Shannon Gunn
Location: MTB 2013
2:00pm-3:15pm Ensemble Rehearsals

Niess Big Band
Instructor: Matt Niess
Location: Band Room

Parrell Big Band
Instructor: Rick Parrell
Location: Choral Room

Combo
Instructor: Shawn Purcell
Location: 2013 MTB

Vocal Rehearsal
Instructor: Darden Purcell
Location: 338

3:30pm Concert
Brazilian Tribute
Featuring Darden Purcell with Shawn Purcell, Wade Beach, Paul Henry, Matt Niess, Kevin McDonald
Location: George Mason Center for the Arts
4:30pm
End of Activities
Participant Check Out/Pick Up
Location: deLaski
Friday June 29, 2018
8:00am-8:20am Sign In
Instructor: NJW Staff
Location: de Laski Lobby
8:30am Group Pictures
Instructor: Suzette Niess
Location: Outside by the GM Statue weather permitting
9:15am-10:45am Ensemble Rehearsals

Niess Big Band
Instructor: Matt Niess
Location: Band Room

Parrell Big Band
Instructor: Rick Parrell
Location: Choral Room

Combo
Instructor: Shawn Purcell
Location: 2013 MTB

11:00am-12:00pm Masterclass for All
Latin Jazz
Instructor: Victor Provost, Juan Megna and NJW Faculty
Location: Band Room
12:00pm-12:50pm Lunch
Participants can pack lunch or purchase food in the Johnson Center next to the De Laski Music Building (#2 on map)
1:00pm Sound Check Parrell Band on stage first, followed by combos then Niess Band-participants are to be in audience seats while not playing.
2:00pm Concert
2017 National Jazz Workshop Ensembles
Parrell Big Band
Combos & Vocalists
Niess Big Band
Location: George Mason Center for the Arts
4:00pm Workshop Complete
All participants under the age of 18 must be picked up or have parent guardian permission to depart with others.