PHOENIX VOCAL JAZZ ACADEMY

Hosted at Boulder Creek High School (Anthem)

Join us in August 2023!

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
  • A 4:30 PM final concert open to the public, featuring a special performance by the Academy Mass Choir & selected soloists
  • Academy T-shirts available for pre-order, or on site!

Teacher Track – Registration includes publisher reading packets, & mass choir music 

**Certificate of Professional Development hours available!

Student Track – Registration includes mass choir music

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

Hosted by Kirk Douglas at Boulder Creek HS, in conjunction with Arizona Choral Educators

2022 PHOENIX ACADEMY SCHEDULE

9:00 AM – Check-In

  • Check-in and Academy Welcome (light refreshments provided)

9:30 AM – Mass Choir Sectionals

10:30 AM – Teacher Reading Session / Student Jazz Solo Singing Workshop

12:30 PM – Lunch

1:15 PM – Mass Choir Rehearsal

2:15 PM – Breakout Sessions

Teacher/Student Breakout Sessions may include:

    • Vocal Technique in Choral and Jazz Settings 
    • Improvisation Workshop
    • Preparing for College & Auditions

3:15 PM – Mass Choir Final Rehearsal & Video Recording

5:00 PM – CLOSING CONCERT: Final Presentation for Parents & Attendees – open to the public

Featuring performances by Selected Soloists and the Academy Mass Choir 

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

ACADEMY STAFF (2022)

Matt Falker

Academy Director / Mass Choir Director

Andreas Preponis

Mass Choir / Breakout Sessions (2022)

Jessica Falker

Operations / Registration Desk
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