Hosted at Columbine High School (Littleton)

Contact the host about scheduling this Academy for a future date

This one-day vocal jazz workshop (9 AM – 6 PM) will feature:

  • All participants perform in the Academy Mass Choir
  • Jazz reading sessions with published music from Anchor Music Publications, independent publishers, and more (Teacher Track only)
  • Breakout sessions of your choice with nationally recognized faculty (schedule will be updated with this info soon!)
  • A 5:00 PM final concert open to the public, featuring a special performance by the Academy Mass Choir, selected soloists, and Columbine Blue 

Teacher Track – Pre-registration includes lunch, publisher reading packets, & mass choir music 

Student Track – Pre-registration includes lunch & mass choir music

Group rates will be available – teachers or students can attend on their own, or bring your whole choir!

Hosted by Columbine Blue (Phil Newland) at Columbine High School

                           SAMPLE ACADEMY SCHEDULE

9:00 AM – Check-In

  • Check-in and Academy Welcome (light refreshments provided)

9:30 AM – 12:30 PM – Morning Sessions & Mass Choir Rehearsals

Teacher/Student Breakout Sessions may include:

  • Jazz Solo Singing Workshop 
  • Fundamentals of Live Sound
  • Rhythm Section 101 
  • Vocal Technique in Choral and Jazz Settings 
  • Improvisation Workshop
  • Preparing for College & Auditions

12:30 – 1:45 PM – Lunch & Teacher Round Table Discussions

1:45 – 4:45 PM – Afternoon Sessions & Mass Choir Rehearsals

5:00 – 6:00 PM – Closing Concert!

Open to the public & featuring performances by Selected Soloists, Academy Mass Choir, guest performers

“Graduate Seminar” – hang for Teachers and Staff only, immediately following the conclusion of the Academy


Phil Newland

Colorado Site Coordinator

Columbine Blue

Host Ensemble


Matt Falker

Academy Director / Mass Choir Director

Janice Vlachos

Breakout Sessions

Katrina Brekke

Operations / Registration Desk
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