Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT ARE ALL EARS: JAZZ AND IMPROVISED MUSIC WORKSHOPS
AND WHEN ARE THEY HELD?
The workshops usually one or two week long intensive experiences in improvised music performance for all experience levels led by jazz professionals who are also experienced educators Much of the music we will play comes from various segments of the jazz tradition. The workshops typically culminate with a final concert on the last day of the workshop. Dates for your location can be found on the locations page.
WHAT STUDENT AGES AND LEVELS CAN ATTEND THE WORKSHOP?
All ages and skill levels are welcome to participate.
WHO TEACHES AT ALL EARS WORKSHOPS?
The faculty of the All Ears workshops are comprised of professional musicians who are also experienced educators. Faculty are led by saxophonist Keith Pray and trumpeter Arthur Falbush and includes other leading educators and performs from the region. In addition to the professional faculty, we have several interns who are college music majors.
WHAT IS A TYPICAL WEEKDAY SCHEDULE AT AN ALL EARS WORKSHOP?
Students arrive and sign in. Rehearsal begins promptly at 9:00 am. There are two sessions separated by lunch (morning and afternoon). Each session focuses on learning repertoire and improvisation a leading to the final concert. Sessions are broken down into smaller groups as needed to facilitate learning and other activities such as discussions and listening to music are used to deepen their understanding of jazz.
IS THERE ON-CAMPUS HOUSING FOR THE WORKSHOP?
No, there is no housing available through the workshop, students must make their own housing arrangements if they are coming from out of the area. We are happy to recommend some establishments.
WHAT CAN STUDENTS HOPE TO GAIN FROM ATTENDING THE WORKSHOP?
Friendship, confidence to be themselves, confidence to try new things/experiences, an appreciation for different kinds of music than they may have previously been exposed to.