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

Join us on Saturday, August 3, 2024!

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

  • All participants rehearse and perform in the Academy Mass Choir(s)
  • Jazz reading sessions with published music from Anchor Music Publications, independent publishers, and more (Teacher Track only)
  • Breakout sessions of your choice – for both teachers and students
  • 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 – Registration includes lunch, publisher reading packets & mass choir music, and access to all teacher and student sessions

  • Online registration for 2024 will open in the spring

Student Track – Registration includes lunch and mass choir music

  • Online registration for 2024 will open in the spring

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

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                          2023 ACADEMY SCHEDULE
8:30 AM – Lobby opens for Walk Up Registration
9:00 AM – Check-In
  • Check-in and Academy Welcome (light refreshments provided)

9:20 AM – Academy Welcome Session (A301)

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

Morning Teacher/Student Breakout Sessions will include:

  • Vocal Jazz Reading Session (Matt Falker – Teacher Track Only)
  • Jazz Solo Styling Class I (Christine Guter)
  • Breakout Session (Jamond McCoy)
  • Vocal Technique in Jazz & Choral Settings (Sean Fitzpatrick)
  • Dealing With Performance Anxiety (Greg Fletcher)

12:30 – 1:15 PM – Lunch & Teacher Round Table Discussions

1:15 – 4:45 PM – Afternoon Breakout Sessions & Mass Choir Rehearsals

Afternoon Teacher/Student Breakout Sessions will include:

  • Jazz Solo Styling Class II (Christine)
  • Songwriting and the Music Industry (Jamond / Greg)
  • Get Your Ears Ready For Improv! (Sean)
  • Teacher Consult (Matt – Teacher Track Only)

5:00 – 6:00 PM – Closing Concert! (open to the public)

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


Christine Guter

Long Beach Site Coordinator / Mass Choir Co-Director

Pacific Standard Time

Award-winning Vocal Jazz Ensemble


Matt Falker

Academy Director / Mass Choir Co-Director

Harlee Balajadia

Operations / Registration Desk

Jamond McCoy

Sean Fitzpatrick

Greg Fletcher

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