LONG BEACH VOCAL JAZZ ACADEMY

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

Join us on SATURDAY, AUGUST 6, 2022!

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 (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 ‘Pacific Standard Time‘ from CSULB

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

  • $100 – early registration ($110 after July 15)

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

  • $60 – early registration ($65 after July 15)
  • Group rates are available for 6 or more students (only $50 each!)

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

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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

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

Christine Guter

Long Beach Site Coordinator / Mass Choir Director

Pacific Standard Time

Award-winning Vocal Jazz Ensemble

ADDITIONAL ACADEMY STAFF

Matt Falker

Mass Choir Director / Breakout Sessions

Jessica Falker

Operations / Registration Desk
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