April 13, 2012
Jazzin’ Up CPS:
Incorporating Jazz into the Music Curriculum
Kenwood High School
5015 S. Blackstone Ave.
Fee: $20 Earn 5 CPDUS
Jazzin’ Up CPS: Incorporating Jazz into the Music Curriculum is a workshop designed and presented by Chicago Public School (CPS) Jazz Instructors in partnership with the Jazz Institute of Chicago for all CPS General Music Instructors, Instrumental Specialists,
Choral Instructors, and any educator interested in incorporating jazz into their classroom curriculum.
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You can download the registration form here--just fill it out and FAX it to:
312.427.1684 Att: Diane Chandler Marshall
Feel free to give me a call at the office at 312-427-1676, ext. 4 with any questions or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Diane Chandler-Marshall Education Director, Jazz Institute of Chicago
Keynote Speaker, Mary Jo Papich
MARY JO PAPICH, known for her avid support and leadership in jazz education, is Past President and Co-Founder of the Jazz Education Network (June 1, 2008). Serving public school education for 30+ years, she is currently Interim Director of Fine Arts Curriculum for the Niles District 219 (Niles North and Niles West High Schools) in Skokie, Illinois. District 219 has been recognized as one of the most outstanding Fine Arts programs in the nation winning the prestigious Kennedy Center Award. She served 8 years as Fine Arts Chair at Highland Park High School (IL) and coordinated FOCUS ON THE ARTS festival, working with 400+ volunteers and 270 artists. While the district Fine Arts Coordinator of 35 schools in the Peoria Public School System #150 (’92-’01), she founded and directed the Peoria Jazz All Stars whose performances included Montreux, North Sea, and Umbria Jazz Festivals, IMEA Conference, American School Board Association Conference and many other state and local events. Prior to her administrative position, Mary Jo was an award winning band director at Peoria’s Woodruff High School (‘82-’92). Under her leadership the WHS Marching and Jazz Bands performed at the Florida Citrus Bowl, Georgia Peach Bowl, Chicago Holiday Parades, Macy’s in New York and many other competitions, festivals, and civic events. Before leaving Peoria in 2002, she founded a District Preparatory Arts School at Peoria High School.
10:40 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Sessions
Incorporating Hip Hop into Jazz Education
This workshop will show teachers ways to incorporate Hip-Hop music into their Jazz music instruction. Strategies for infusing Hip Hop into the curriculum will include: Teaching the historical relationship between Jazz and hip-hop; including students’ original raps in the Jazz band arrangements; and the integration of hip hop rhythms into Jazz music arrangements for performance ensembles.
Presenter DAVID BOYKIN is an original and dynamic artist in the Chicago music scene. He is a composer, bandleader, and a multi-reed instrumentalist performing on the tenor and soprano saxophones, the Bb soprano and bass clarinets, and the drum set. He is the leader of the David Boykin Expanse; founder of Sonic Healing Ministries; partner of the cooperatively led Boykin, Seigfried, and Reed; and a collaborator of many other artists. Since 1997 he has released 10 album length recordings and has performed at major international jazz festivals and smaller jazz venues locally and abroad.
Chordal Progressions for the Jazz Pianist (Beginning and Advanced)
Tutorial sessions geared towards assisting the classroom teacher (Jazz Band, Concert Band, Orchestra and Gospel Choir) with guiding their keyboardists from basic structure to an advanced paradigm. The approach will lend itself to more solid support of and in the ensemble.
Presenter FRANK MENZIES is the music instructor at Jones College Prep High School. He attended Howard University, Vander Cook College of Music, Governor’s State University and Chicago State University. He has recorded with Jon Faddis, Roy Haynes and others. Mr. Menzies was the Illinois District IMEA guest conductor in ‘03 and the Illinois All-State Presenter in ‘04. In ‘05 he received an Honorary Commission from the Congressional Leadership Council. Mr. Menzies has toured China, Canada, and throughout the U.S.
Jazz for Strings
During elementary, middle, and high school years, string players are usually served up a standard dose of classical repertoire to master and perform. But for those teachers who are looking to give their students a wider musical foundation, introducing jazz and improvisation to string players can be a satisfying and meaningful experience. “Jazz improvisation for strings is not new, but it’s just not as commonplace because there are so many other places strings can expand to.” All the same, jazz violin has a long and venerable tradition, including such players as Joe Venuti, Stephane Grappelli, Jean-Luc Ponty, and Mark O’Connor. The double bass, of course, is a mainstay of jazz. Viola and cello? Not so much. But integrating all four of these instruments into the music by inviting string players into the jazz crossover is very productive, opening up new techniques for emerging young string players.
Presenter RENEE BAKER is a composer, conductor, violinist, violist and educator. She is the principal violist of the internationally-renowned Chicago Sinfonietta and is an active member of the Chicago music scene. As an improvisor, Renee has performed and recorded with Nicole Mitchell’s Black Earth Strings, Karl E. Seigfried’s New Quartet and Galaxy String Quartet, the David Boykin Expanse, Orbert Davis, George Lewis, Mwata Bowden, the Great Black Earth Music Ensemble, the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic and the Chicago Jazz Orchestra.
You Wanna Read Jazz? Well, Can You Sing?
This session provides techniques for teaching students to read and play jazz ensemble music. Participants will explore the methods of teaching students to read jazz ensemble music. This session will take a deep look at jazz articulations to get the most from a jazz ensemble. Participants will leave with the knowledge of the steps to get their ensembles to perform jazz as a cohesive unit. These steps will use the voice as the key component. These steps can be applied to all levels of jazz ensembles.
Presenter, ROOSEVELT GRIFFIN received his Illinois Teaching Certificate in Instrumental Music and B.A. in Tuba Performance from Northern Illinois University. In 2003 Griffin returned to his hometown of Harvey, IL to become band director at his alma mater, Gwendolyn Brooks Middle School. He is making a difference in his community by teaching life’s lessons through the art of music. Griffin feels that Jazz is an art form that all children in America should be exposed to. His belief is that if students are exposed to jazz while they are young, they will grow up learning to respect it, cherish it, and value it. Currently he is pursuing a Doctorate in Organizational Leadership at Argosy University and co-writing a revolutionary method book with 2 very prominent contributors to the music education community
Creative Conducting Techniques and Collective Improvisation: Taking Music off the Page
This workshop will develop techniques for looking at a score and tapping into ways that allow the score to best serve your band’s strong areas. Remember, there is more to a score than just what’s on the written page. Participants will develop creative conducting techniques as they take the music off the page. Using traditional and graphic notation, they will compose two pieces for the workshop ensemble. These pieces will incorporate techniques such as stop-time breaks, double time feels, trading 4s, and curriculum ties, this workshop will also point out learning concepts and curriculum implications as well as the learning intelligences used in each activity. (All participants should bring a small instrument, i.e. horn, rhythm sticks, shakers, or voice.)
Presenter MWATA BOWDEN is Director of Jazz Ensembles at the University of Chicago. He attended Chicago’s DuSable High School and studied music under the legendary Captain Walter Dyett. Bowden has received the Outstanding Artist Service Award for his dedication to children through music. His activities in local jazz and music education include serving on the Board of Directors of the Jazz Institute of Chicago and conducting music residencies for the Chicago Council on Fine Arts, the Illinois Arts Council, Ravinia, and Urban Gateways. From 1989 to 1998 he served as Chairman of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM), one of the oldest Black musicians’ collectives in the U.S. He plays the family of clarinets, tenor and baritone saxophones, flute and the didjeridu.
1:10 - 2:30 p.m. Sessions
Jazz Choir is Not Show Choir
How do you change the sound of your chorus to make them sound jazzy? Tips on choral jazz sound, repertoire, improvisation, and how to get them to perform as jazz singers through physical movement. Using a demonstration high school jazz choir and assisted by jazz pianist and arranger, John Paluch, we’ll explore how kids discover the differences between jazz repertoire and standard choral repertoire.
Presenter GAYE KLOPACK has taught vocal music in the Chicago Public Schools for over 18 years and has been a private voice teacher for over 20 years. She currently teaches Chorale, Vocal Technique, Private Voice and Jazz Choir at ChiArts, Chicago High School for the Arts. Ms. Klopack has been a soloist with Ars Musica Chicago, a member of Grant Park Symphony Chorus and Chicago Choral Artists and has performed as a recitalist in the Chicago area for many years. As a jazz vocalist, she has performed with Oscar Brown Jr., Clark Terry, Erwin Helfer and Johnny Frigo. She has also been a member of Unified Jazz vocal jazz group and Old Town Cool, directed by Mark Burnell. In 2009 she was honored by the United States Department of Education as a “Distinguished Teacher” for mentoring her student, Julian Cook, who became a Presidential Scholar in the Arts.
Connecting the Dots: Effective Tools for the Young Improvisor
This session will discuss rhythmic and harmonic ideas that can become the base vocabulary for the budding improvisor. Also to be discussed are large ensemble charts that are good vehicles for improvising. The Gallery 37 jazz combo will be utilized as a performing group to perform the examples.
Presenter JARRARD HARRIS, Saxophonist and educator hails from Louisville, Kentucky and received his musical education from the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music and DePaul University. He is the Director of Jazz Studies at the Advanced Arts Education Program at Gallery 37 and Director of Jazz Ensemble at the Midwest Young Artist Program and on the jazz faculty at Columbia College Chicago. In addition to his teaching duties he is a performing member of the Chicago Jazz Ensemble and the leader of the Jarrard Harris Quartet. He has performed and presented workshops at numerous college and high school festivals across the U.S. and Europe.
Selecting Music and Arranging for School Jazz Bands
This session will address how to find age (or skill level) appropriate music and things you can do to alter an arrangement to fit your band. A brief overview of styles and the great writers will be discussed.
Presenter CHIP GDALMAN teaches band and general music at Gompers Fine Arts Option Elementary School on the far south side of Chicago. He has also taught at the University level and is a working jazz saxophonist. He was the 2011 recipient of the Jazz Institute of Chicago’s Jazz Educator of the Year Award and is currently conductor for the Chicago Public School Teachers Jazz Band “Noteworthy.”
Do Not Be Afraid To Hit The Drum, No Matter Where Its From
Sing the praises of the orishas of Africa, move your body to the mambo, and let your soul soar with the samba. Celebrate a percussive fiesta that promises to entertain as well as educate students and teachers alike about the African roots and basic performance techniques of Afro-Latin rhythms from Brazil and Cuba that are the heartbeat of Latin jazz.
Presenter, RUBÉN P. ALVAREZ is a Chicago based Latin percussionist, drum set artist, author, composer, and educator. His performance credits include movie soundtracks, radio and television jingles and performances and recordings with Grammy nominees Guitarra Azul, Chuchito Valdés, Ramsey Lewis and Sones de Mexico, Chicago’s premier Latin jazz ensemble Chévere, and the rumba flamenco ensemble Guitarra Azul. He presents clinics, and master classes internationally, teaches at Columbia College Chicago, Northwestern and Roosevelt Universities. Rubén serves as a member of the board of directors of The Jazz Education Network, and Vice President of the Illinois chapter of the Percussive Arts Society. Ruben endorses Vic Firth mallets and sticks, Zildjian cymbals, and Remo drumheads and percussion