band musicianship course

Currently the new band musicianship course is at the planning stage but the aims are already clear: to provide an opportunity for players to develop their band/ensemble skills and improvisational skills using the big band and combo formats. The course will make reference to a range of popular music styles including Jazz (Swing, Bebop, Cool, Fusion) Latin (Bossa Nova, Salsa...) RocknRoll (50's onwards) 70's/80's Funk and more.

Furthermore, the course aims to prepare students for its end of term professional concerts and monthly Jazzklub sessions featuring concert performances and jazz improvisation.

All supporting resources will be provided for and aided by the bandskool staff. Given the uncertainties surrounding Covid 19, an online version of the course will also be on offer from early 2021.

The plan is to introduce 10 x commissioned big band scores every term; adding up to 30 scores by the end of the third term.

Prospective students are invited to complete a survey in connection with the course. Click here

Anyone interested to know more should contact

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