Hosted at Kansas City Kansas Community College

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 the Academy Mass Choir, selected soloists, and a special performance by the Summer Jazz Choir from KCKCC

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

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

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

Hosted by John Stafford at Kansas City Kansas Community College.

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                     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

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


John Stafford

Co-Host / KCKCC Faculty

Justin Binek

Co-Host / KCKCC Faculty


Matt Falker

Academy Director / Mass Choir Director

Jessica Falker

Operations / Registration Desk
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