Summer Workshop Schedule:  August 4- 10, 2019

Sunday Schedule

4:00 pm     Arrival for registration, orientation, placement, jam sessions and visiting with friends both old and new

Daily Schedule

7:00 am     Yoga/Tai Chi/Meditation (Leslie Webb, Freddie Bryant, Marcus McLaurine)

8:00 am       Breakfast

9:00 am       Theory and its application to improvisation (5 levels)

  • Level 1: Key signatures, basic nomenclature, how to write a chart
  • Level 2: Chords and their related modes and how to use them as improv tools
  • Level 3: Chord progressions, analysis, development of chord scale theory
  • Level 4a: Advanced harmonic theory and analysis
  • Level 4b: Rhythmical concepts useful for incorporating into a jazz vocabulary

10:30 am     Masterclasses – Vocals, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, piano, guitar, bass, drums

12:00 pm     Lunch

1:00 pm       Listening Hour – VJC faculty perform or present music that has influenced their development and/or concept

2:00 pm       Ensemble Period I

4:00 pm       Ensemble Period II (each student assigned to only one ensemble)

6:00 pm       Dinner

7:00 pm ’til whenever        Jam sessions and special topics classes


Thursday evening – Faculty Concert

Friday afternoon and evening – Student Concerts

Map of Summer Workshop Campus (Putney School)