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Renowned Drummer And Composer Nasheet Waits Joins New England Conservatory Jazz Studies Faculty

Renowned Drummer And Composer Nasheet Waits Joins New England Conservatory Jazz Studies Faculty

New England Conservatory’s Jazz Studies Department has hired renowned drummer, composer and educator Nasheet Waits to join the jazz faculty beginning in the 2020-2021 academic year. In addition to his work as a leader, Waits is widely known for his performances and recordings with a jazz greats including Antonio Hart, Geri Allen, Marc Cary, Andrew Hill, Wallace Roney and many others. “I’m thrilled that Nasheet Waits has agreed to join the faculty at NEC. I’ve been a fan of his ...

Jazz Improvisation Workshop In Italy 2020 - Register Now

Jazz Improvisation Workshop In Italy 2020 - Register Now

The Jazz Improvisation workshop in Italy combines a week of rigorous jazz studies with an exploration of the foods, wines, and sights that Italy has to offer. The workshop is perfect for instrumentalists and vocalists with different backgrounds who want to learn and become better musicians. You won't want to miss out on this spectacular 6-day / 7-night immersion in Jazz improvisation held in a supportive and focused atmosphere conducive to intensive study and mutual encouragement through individual and group ...

Storytellers Workshop NYC Presented By Songstress Monday Michiru And FoSn, A Series Of Lyric Writing Seminars In NYC

Storytellers Workshop NYC Presented By Songstress Monday Michiru And FoSn, A Series Of Lyric Writing Seminars In NYC

Songstress Monday Michiru and FoSn presents “Storytellers Workshop NYC,” a series of lyric writing seminars in the Big Apple, kicking off their fall session with four weekly classes (November 4th, 12th, 18th and 25th, 7:00-9:00 p.m.), and ending with a student showcase “Lyricists Lounge” at Club Bonafide on December 8th (3:00 p.m.). About Monday Michiru Born in Japan, Monday’s musical and cultural perspectives were formed not only by her upbringing in both Japan and coastal U.S., but also by her ...

Those Who Can Do, Teach: Why You Should Consider Teaching Music Online

Those Who Can Do, Teach: Why You Should Consider Teaching Music Online

While most musicians might not see themselves as educators, prefer the idea of performing to providing lessons, this piece offers a series of compelling reasons why, as a skilled musician, one should give series thought the idea of teaching music online. Guest post by Christine Elise Occhino of Soundfly's Flypaper I have found that the most valuable education I ever received in any subject was always from someone who professionally did (or currently does) what they teach. That’s why you, as the ...

New England Conservatory Celebrates 50th Anniversary Of Groundbreaking Jazz Department

New England Conservatory Celebrates 50th Anniversary Of Groundbreaking Jazz Department

In recognition and celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Jazz Studies department and the Jazz Studies program, New England Conservatory is hosting Jazz50, a year- long series of concerts and events. On stage will be the distinguished jazz alumni, faculty, students and special guests offering an incredible array of musical and compositional talent. Performances are to be to held at NEC's acoustically superb Jordan Hall, providing an intimate and versatile setting. And several other performances are scheduled in New ...

Forbes Names Berklee, Julliard, NYU Top Colleges For Alumni Success in Entertainment

Forbes Names Berklee, Julliard, NYU Top Colleges For Alumni Success in Entertainment

NYU, Julliard, and Berklee were the top three on a new Forbes list of the top 15 schools in the U.S. that produce alumni who have achieved commercial success and critical acclaim in the entertainment industry. Alongside Harvard, Yale, Brown, UCLA, Forbes cited Berklee for the “sheer number of Grammy winners who have attended the music school” including Charlie Puth B.M. '13, Annie Clark '03 of St. Vincent, and John Mayer '98. 15. Syracuse University 14. Wesleyan University  13. Carnegie Mellon University 12. Dartmouth College  ...

What's It Worth? A College Education's Value In The Music Industry

What's It Worth? A College Education's Value In The Music Industry

Many people are still raised with the belief that a college education is the best way to put you on a path to success in the workforce, but in an industry like the music business, experience is far more prized than a high GPA. So how does higher education fit into a field like music? Guest post by James Shotwell of Haulix  In the latest episode of Music Biz 101, host James Shotwell speaks directly to those pursuing a career ...

Nashville College Students Get Credit For Bonnaroo

Nashville College Students Get Credit For Bonnaroo

Some of the attendees at this weekend’s Bonnaroo music fest in Manchester, Tenn., will be getting college credit for attending. Students from Nashville’s Belmont University are on their way to nearby Manchester as part of the “Belmont at Bonnaroo” program, which provides academic immersion into festival culture while providing students hands-on experience and relevant music research. The program is led by Dr. Sarita Stewart of music business and Dr. Ken Spring of sociology. It consists of two co-curricular classes, “Research ...


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