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

Kirby Shaw, Ashland, OR
Janette Hanson, Sparta High School


August 6-7, 2014, 9:00 am - 5:30 pm each day
Wednesday Evening Session 5:30 -7:30 pm
Wisconsin Center for Music Education, Waunakee, WI


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

Locations and Directions:
Wisconsin Center for Music Education, Waunakee, WI

Discover vocal jazz! For its tenth year running, 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 or two credits for this two-day course for an additional fee of $220 per credit. 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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Kirby Shaw, has made a major impact in choral music education and has shared his musical expertise in 45 states, Canada, Austrailia, th Bahamas, Sweden, the Netherlands, Italy, Switzerland, Spain and Germany. He has degrees in Music Education and Choral Composition from San Jose State University and a DMA degree in Choral Conducting from the University of Washington. Dr. Shaw's teaching is infused with a sense of humor and breadth of knowledge that is transmitted in an exciting and highly contagious manner. Kirby taught is the Mt. Shasta public schools before joining the faculty at College of the Siskiyous in California where he founded and directed the innovative and highly acclaimed COS Vocal Jazz Ensemble. He also pioneered similar groups at the University of Washington, Colorado State University, The University of Missouri-Kansas City and is now directing the Jefferson State Choral Coalition at Southern Oregon University.

Janette K. Hanson is in her 23rd year at Sparta High School, teaching Vocal Jazz, SHE, Madrigal, Show Choir, Mixed Chorus, Concert Choir, and Treble Choir. Janette has performed in clinics and concerts with solo artists including Phil Mattson, Michele Weir, and Darmon Meader. She currently serves on the WCDA Board as All-State Vocal Jazz coordinator, State Repertoire and Standards Chair, and coordinator for the WCDA/WSMA Vocal Jazz Institute. She received her Bachelor of Music Education from Central Missouri State University and Master of Education from UW-LaCrosse. She is an active church musician, clinician, soloist, arranger, and accompanist.

Pre-registration closes 7/28/14
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 or two graduate credits for this course for an additional fee of $220 per credit. 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)
Viterbo registration - 2 credit (pdf) $440 (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 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 in 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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