National Jazz Workshop - A Summer Jazz Camp at Shenandoah University

Schedule


NJW participants! Pictures can seen of Facebook (see link below)
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Day Camp 8:30am-5:00pm

Hosted by Dr. Darden Purcell, Director of Jazz Studies




Sunday June 25, 2017
3:00pm-5:00pm Check-in and Registration
Location: Lobby: The de Laski 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 de Laski Performing Arts Building
Faculty: Jim Carroll

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

Piano/Guitar/Bass: Room 334 The de Laski Performing Arts Building
Faculty: Shawn Purcell

Drums: 227 The de Laski Performing Arts Building (Downstairs in the practice suite)
Faculty: Harold Summey
5:00pm-6:00pm Dinner
Location: Food available next door in the Johnson center and close to campus
7:00pm Concert
The U.S. Army Blues Jazz Ensemble with Darden Purcell
Location: George Mason Center for the Arts Concert Hall
 
Monday June 26, 2017
8:00am-8:20am Sign In
Instructor: NJW Staff
Location: Lobby: The de Laski 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: Regan Brough
Location: 2018 MTB

Intermediate Jazz Theory A
Instructor: Jim Carroll
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

Jazz Improvisation A
Instructor: Jim Carroll
Location: 2013 MTB

Jazz Improvisation B
Instructor: Matt Niess
Location: 2018 MTB

Drum Set Masterclass
Instructor: Dave McDonald
Location: Band Room

Bass Masterclass
Instructor: Regan Brough
Location: Choral Room

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

Carroll Big Band
Instructor: Jim Carroll
Location: Choral Room

Combo
Instructor: Shawn Purcell
Location: 2013 MTB

Combo
Instructor: Wade Beech
Location: 336

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

Instructor: Graham Breedlove
Location: Band Room
With NJW faculty: Wade Beach, Regan Brough, Dave McDonald

2:00pm-3:15pm Ensemble Rehearsals

Niess Big Band
Instructor: Matt Niess
Location: Band Room

Carroll Big Band
Instructor: Jim Carroll
Location: Choral Room

Combo
Instructor: Shawn Purcell
Location: 2013 MTB

Combo
Instructor: Wade Beech
Location: 336

Vocal Rehearsal
Instructor: Darden Purcell
Location: 338


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

Location: George Mason Center for the Arts
4:45pm
End of Activities
Please pick up participants by 5:00pm
Location: de Laski
 
Tuesday June 27, 2017
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: Regan Brough
Location: 2018 MTB

Intermediate Jazz Theory A
Instructor: Jim Carroll
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

Jazz Improvisation A
Instructor: Jim Carroll
Location: 2013 MTB

Jazz Improvisation B
Instructor: Matt Niess
Location: 2018 MTB

Drum Set Masterclass
Instructor: Dave McDonald
Location: Band Room

Bass Masterclass
Instructor: Regan Brough
Location: Choral Room

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

Carroll Big Band
Instructor: Jim Carroll
Location: Choral Room

Combo
Instructor: Shawn Purcell
Location: 2013 MTB

Combo
Instructor: Wade Beech
Location: 336

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
1:00pm-1:50pm Performance Track

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

Saxophone Masterclass
Instructor: Xavier Parez
Location: 2013 MTB

Trumpet Masterclass
Instructor: Graham Breedlove
Location: Choral Room

Rhythm Section Masterclass
Instructors: NJW Rhythm Faculty: Shawn Purcell, Wade Beach, Paul Henry, Harold Summey
Location: Band Room
2:00pm-3:15pm Ensemble Rehearsals

Niess Big Band
Instructor: Matt Niess
Location: Band Room

Carrol Big Band
Instructor: Jim Carroll
Location: Choral Room

Combo
Instructor: Shawn Purcell
Location: 2013 MTB

Combo
Instructor: Wade Beech
Location: 336

Vocal Rehearsal
Instructor: Darden Purcell
Location: 338

3:30pm Concert
Swamp Romp! A modern twist on New Orleans Jazz
Featuring compositions and arrangements by Graham Breedlove
Location: George Mason Center for the Arts
4:45pm
End of Activities
Please pick up participants by 5:00pm
Location: de Laski(#4 on map)
 
Wednesday June 28, 2017
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: Regan Brough
Location: 2018 MTB

Intermediate Jazz Theory A
Instructor: Jim Carroll
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

Jazz Improvisation A
Instructor: Jim Carroll
Location: 2013 MTB

Jazz Improvisation B
Instructor: Matt Niess
Location: 2018 MTB

Advanced Jazz Techniques
Instructor: Shawn Purcell
Location: Choral Room

Drum Set Masterclass
Instructor: Todd Harrison
Location: Band Room

Bass Masterclass
Instructor: Paul Henry
Location: 336

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

Carroll Big Band
Instructor: Jim Carroll
Location: Choral Room

Combo
Instructor: Shawn Purcell
Location: 2013 MTB

Combo
Instructor: Wade Beech
Location: 336

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 Performance Track

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

Trumpet Master Class
Instructor: Zack Smith
Location: Choral Room

Saxophone Master Class
Instructor: Jim Carroll
Location: 2013 MTB

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

2:00pm-3:15pm Ensemble Rehearsals

Niess Big Band
Instructor: Matt Niess
Location: Band Room

Carroll Big Band
Instructor: Jim Carroll
Location: Choral Room

Combo
Instructor: Shawn Purcell
Location: 2013 MTB

Combo
Instructor: Wade Beech
Location: 336

Vocal Rehearsal
Instructor: Darden Purcell
Location: 338

3:30pm Concert
The NJW Faculty
Kenny Rittenhouse, Jim Carroll, Matt Niess, Victor Provost, Wade Beach, Paul Henry, Todd Harrison
Location: George Mason Center for the Arts
4:45pm
End of Activities
Please pick up participants by 5:00pm
Location: de Laski Lobby
 
Thursday June 29, 2017
8:00am-8:20am Sign In
Instructor: NJW Staff
Location: de Laski 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: Regan Brough
Location: 2018 MTB

Intermediate Jazz Theory A
Instructor: Jim Carroll
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

Jazz Improvisation A
Instructor: Jim Carroll
Location: 2013 MTB

Jazz Improvisation B
Instructor: Matt Niess
Location: 2018 MTB

Advanced Jazz Techniques
Instructor: Shawn Purcell
Location: Choral Room

Drum Set Masterclass
Instructor: Todd Harrison
Location: Band Room

Bass Masterclass
Instructor: Paul Henry
Location: 336

Piano & Guitar 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

Carroll Big Band
Instructor: Jim Carroll
Location: Choral Room

Combo
Instructor: Shawn Purcell
Location: 2013 MTB

Combo
Instructor: Wade Beech
Location: 336

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 Masterclass for All
Apps for Jazzers!
Instructor: Shannon Gunn
Location: MTB 2013
2:00pm-3:15pm Ensemble Rehearsals

Niess Big Band
Instructor: Matt Niess
Location: Band Room

Carroll Big Band
Instructor: Jim Carroll
Location: Choral Room

Combo
Instructor: Shawn Purcell
Location: 2013 MTB

Combo
Instructor: Wade Beech
Location: 336

Vocal Rehearsal
Instructor: Darden Purcell
Location: 338

3:30pm Concert
NJW Faculty
Victor Provost, Jim Carroll, Matt Niess, Paul Henry, Wade Beach, Shawn Purcell, Todd Harrison.
Location: George Mason Center for the Arts
4:45pm
End of Activities
Please pick up participants by 5:00pm
Location: de Laski(#4 on map)
Friday June 30, 2017
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
9:00am-10:15am Ensemble Rehearsals

Niess Big Band
Instructor: Matt Niess
Location: Center for the Arts

Carroll Big Band
Instructor: Jim Carroll
Location: Choral Room

Combo
Instructor: Shawn Purcell
Location: 2013 MTB

Combo
Instructor: Wade Beech
Location: 336
10:30am-11:45am Masterclass for All
World Drumming
Instructor: Tom Teasley
Location: Band Room
11:45am-12:45pm 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 Carroll Band on stage first, followed by combos-all others report to the audience seats
2:00pm Concert
2017 National Jazz Workshop Ensembles
Carroll 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.