Friday, August 7th: two-hour workshop beginning at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET
Presented by Terrence Taylor from COR Perspectives in conjunction with the Vocal Jazz Academy. Proceeds will be donated to the scholarship fund for the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation.
Terrence is both trained in Diversity & Inclusion and Equal Opportunity Employment and is a professional musician having studied Vocal Jazz at many levels, including winning two Downbeat awards for Outstanding Soloist in multiple styles.
The age-old saying says “we are a melting pot.” Yet consider the beauty of striving for our spaces to be mosaics, each part with its unique identity contributing to the greater whole. This hinges on encouraging diversity in our educational institutions.
For vocal jazz directors, this mosaic takes on different forms and considerations:
In a discussion led by COR Perspectives, we will delve into the topic of diversity in the vocal jazz classroom: exploring what it is, barriers and traps, terminology, and steps we can take to promote diversity in our classrooms, performances, and recordings.
Pre-registration will be required for this event: $35 for teachers // $20 for students. Subsidized registration available upon individual request.
A certificate of completion will be provided for all participants that can be used for professional development or clock hours.
Participants will be encouraged to actively participate in the discussion.
This is a private session: it will be recorded for archival purposes only and will NOT be broadcast or posted to the Internet.
Registration fees will honor the presenter's efforts to prepare this customized workshop, and the bulk of proceeds will be donated to the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation to support scholarships for minority and/or low-income students in jazz.
Paypal / Credit Card / School Check will be accepted for payment. Your invoice / receipt will be processed through Matfal Music LLC.