Instrumental Jazz Techniques:Rhythm Section, Improvisation and Creating a Groove in the Jazz Ensemble and Combo
Steve Sveum, Sun Prairie, WI
July 30-31, 2013
9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day
Wisconsin Center for Music Education, Waunakee


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Wisconsin Center for Music Education, Waunakee, WI

This session will focus on developing a jazz ensemble from scratch. Topics will include rhythm section techniques, equipment, teaching beginning improvisation, literature for jazz ensemble and jazz combo, techniques to get your band sounding good quickly. Grant writing to enhance your program will be covered as well.

Wisconsin Teaching Standards Addressed: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Wisconsin Music Standards Addressed: B, C, E, F, G, H

Steve Sveum is a instrumental instructor at Sun Prairie High School where the jazz ensembles under his direction have been selected seven times as finalists in the Jazz at Lincoln Center's "Essentially Ellington" national jazz competition, placing third three times and have performed at the Midwest Clinic with Wynton Marsalis. Mr. Sveum has been a faculty member of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Band Director Academy and has worked as a clinician at festivals around the United States. He has performed saxophone and clarinet with Bob Hope, Bob Newhart, the Temptations, Frankie Valli, Myron Floren, the Madison Symphony and Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra.

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Pre-registration closes 7/22/13
Members*                      $130.00
Non-members                 $145.00
Undergraduates              $ 60.00
On Site                          $155.00
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*Discount for WMEA, NAfME or staff in WSMA member schools.

Graduate Credit Registration:
Registrants have the opportunity to earn one graduate credit for this course for an additional fee of $220. This is a separate registration and fee from the workshop registration. Please download a copy of the Viterbo registration form (pdf) and mail it with a check for $220 (made payable to Viterbo University) to:

Mary Elsner
Wisconsin Center for Music Education
1005 Quinn Dr.
Waunakee, WI  53597

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Please do not send credit registrations to Viterbo University. If you are registering for more than one course, please include a separate check and Viterbo form for each course.

Viterbo University will email participants instructions for retrieving their grade report online approximately 4-6 weeks after the course has been completed, after which time you may request a transcript. Transcripts may be requested directly from Viterbo by completing and mailing a Transcript Request Form (pdf). Transcripts are $5 per transcript per request.

For more information on graduate credit opportunities, please visit our Graduate Credit Information page.

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