Hosted at Cal State Long Beach - Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

Join us on Saturday, August 5, 2023!

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

  • All students perform in a mass choir under the direction of Christine Guter
  • All teachers perform in a mass choir under the direction of Matt Falker
  • 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 (will rotate faculty from year to year)
  • A 5:00 PM final concert open to the public, featuring the Academy Mass Choir, selected soloists, and a special performance by ‘Pacific Standard Time‘ from CSULB

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

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

Hosted by Pacific Standard Time (Christine Guter) at the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music.

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                          2022 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

Morning Breakout Sessions (2022):

    • New Music Reading Session (for Teacher Track only)
    • The Musician’s Marketplace (Jamond McCoy)
    • Jazz Solo Singing Workshop (Kathleen Grace)
    • Dealing With Performance Anxiety (Jonny Arenas)
    • Basics of Sound 101 (Matt Carruthers)

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

1:30 – 4:45 PM – Afternoon Sessions & Mass Choir Rehearsals

Afternoon Breakout Sessions (2022):

      • Songwriting 101 (Kathleen Grace)
      • Preparing for a College Audition (Jonny Arenas)
      • Improvisation Workshop (Jamond McCoy)
      • Consult with Matt or Christine (Teachers only)

    5:00 – 6:00 PM – Closing Concert!

    Open to the public & featuring performances by Selected Soloists, the Academy Mass Choir, and of course, Pacific Standard Time!

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


    Christine Guter

    Long Beach Site Coordinator / Mass Choir Director

    Pacific Standard Time

    Award-winning Vocal Jazz Ensemble


    Matt Falker

    Academy Director / Mass Choir Director

    Jessica Falker

    Operations / Registration Desk

    Kathleen Grace

    Breakout Sessions
    Solo Singing / Songwriting

    Jamond McCoy

    Breakout Sessions
    Music Industry / Vocal Improv

    Jonny Arenas

    Breakout Sessions
    Audition Prep / Performance Anxiety
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