IOWA VOCAL JAZZ ACADEMY

Hosted at Kirkwood Community College (Cedar Rapids)

Join us on SATURDAY, AUGUST 27, 2022!

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 Jazz Transit

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

  • $100 – early registration ($110 after August 5)

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

  • $60 – early registration ($65 after August 5)
  • Group rates are available for 6 or more students (only $50 each!)

Hosted by Fred Kiser & Jazz Transit at Kirkwood Community College

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
    • Jazz Theory Fundamentals
    • Much more!

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

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

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
    • Jazz Theory Fundamentals
    • Much more!

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

SITE HOSTS / FEATURED ENSEMBLE

Fred Kiser

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Jazz Transit

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ACADEMY STAFF

Fred Kiser

Matt Falker

Mass Choir Co-Director / Breakout Sessions

Ian Brekke

Mass Choir Co-Director / Breakout Sessions

Katrina Brekke

Operations / Registration Desk
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