voc_jazz08Vocal Jazz Institute
In partnership with  Wisconsin Choral Directors Association (WCDA)
and Hal Leonard Publishing

Tim Buchholz, UW-Marathon County
Special Guest: Greg Jasperse, Western Michigan University

 


August 10-11, 2015, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm each day
UW-Marathon County, Wausau, WI

 

Workshop Description Registration
Instructors Graduate Credit Information
Location and Directions Lodging Information

Locations and Directions:
UW-Marathon County, Wausau, WI


Description:
Discover vocal jazz! The Vocal Jazz Institute will feature Wisconsin's best vocal jazz educators in a series of hands-on workshops dedicated to improving your skills and increasing your confidence in teaching vocal jazz.

Two separate tracks will be offered to benefit those who already have some experience in vocal jazz, and mentors will be available for new vocal jazz directors. Registration fees include all music and materials. Participants are encouraged to prepare a vocal jazz standard for the first day.

Participants have the option of one credits for this two-day course for an additional fee of $220. Credit information will be available at the workshop and is also available in the Graduate Credit section below.

Wisconsin Teaching Standards Addressed: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Wisconsin Music Standards Addressed: A, C, D, E, F, G

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Instructors:
Greg Jasperse, Following eight years as a professional musician in Los Angeles, Greg Jasperse is returning to Kalamazoo as an assistant professor of vocal jazz and the new director of Gold Company and GC II at Western Michigan University. A world-renowned composer and arranger, he is sought after internationally as a clinician, adjudicator, and guest conductor. His conducting credits include all-state jazz choirs in New York, California, Oklahoma, Indiana, Arizona, Missouri, Colorado, New Hampshire, Illinois, and Iowa, as well as the British Columbia Honors Jazz Choir. asperse is a member of two professional vocal groups – Sixth Wave and Vertical Voices. He has also performed with a variety of artists, including Rosemary Clooney, Joe Williams, Dianne Reeves, Kirk Whalum, Jennifer Holiday, Jon Secada, and Gloria Estefan. He spends his summers teaching at several music camps including the New York Voices Vocal Jazz Camp, the University of North Texas Vocal Jazz Camp, and Showchoir Camps of America.

Dr. Timothy Buchholz is an Assistant Professor of Music at UW-Marathon County where he directs three vocal ensembles, teaches music major classes, and offers a class on singing technique. He is a nationally recognized jazz singer, educator and arranger. AS a singer, Tim has performed at Carnegie Hall, New York City's Lincoln Center, and has toured internationally to such countries as South Africa, Costa Rica, France, Estonia, Lativia, Germany, Austria, and Belgium. He has performed with many notable artists including Bobby McFerrin, Steve Miller, Bruce Hornsby, Patty Austin, Jon Secada, and Dave Grusin. Tim's vocal arrangements have been performed throughout the vountry by college and high school vocal jazz groups, and have been used for numerous all-state vocal jazz ensembles. Dr. Buchholz has previously directed ensembles and taught classes at the University of Miami Frost School of Music, Miami Dade College, and California State University at Long Beach. He is the Wisconsin Choral Directors Association Repertoire and Standards Chair for Vocal Jazz, and frequently gives presentations, clinics, and workshops on the subject. 

Registration:
Pre-registration closes 8/7/15
Member*         $130.00         
Non-Member    $145.00        
Undergraduate $ 65.00          
On Site           $155.00 (per course)
Print registration form (pdf)
Register online (secure site)


*Discount for members of WMEA, NAfME (formerly MENC) or staff in WSMA member schools.

Graduate Credit Information:
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 below and mail it with payment to: Mary Elsner, Wisconsin Center for Music Education, 1005 Quinn Drive, Waunakee, WI 53597.

Viterbo registration - 1 credit (pdf) $220 (payable to Viterbo University)
View course syllabus (pdf)

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 online grade retrieval procedure.

Viterbo University transcript request process. Transcripts are $10 per transcript per request.

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

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