Long Beach Academy Schedule (2019)


9:00 AM - Daniel Recital Hall Lobby

Check-in and Academy Welcome (light refreshments provided)

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Morning Sessions & Mass Choir Rehearsals

Teacher/Student Breakout Sessions will include:

  • Jazz Solo Singing Workshop (Jamie Shew)
  • Fundamentals of Live Sound (Matt Carruthers)
  • Rhythm Section 101 (Sammy K)
  • Vocal Technique in Choral and Jazz Settings (Christine Guter)

12:30 - 1:45 PM


Teacher Round Table Discussions

1:45 - 4:45 PM

Afternoon Sessions & Mass Choir Rehearsals


Student Breakout Sessions will include:

  • Scat!!!...What’s THAT??? (Jamie Shew)
  • Preparing for College & Auditions (Ian Brekke)
  • How to Speak in Grooves (Sammy K)
  • Live Sound For Performers (Matt Carruthers)

Teacher Breakout Sessions will include:

  • Scat!!!...What’s THAT??? (Jamie Shew)
  • The Three M's: Musicianship, Motivation & Mission (Christine Mocha)
  • Jazz Theory Fundamentals (Ian Brekke)
  • Live Sound For Teachers (Matt Carruthers)

5:00 - 6:00 PM

Closing Concert - open to the public

Featured performances by: 

  • Student Mass Choir
  • Teacher Mass Choir
  • Pacific Standard Time (Christine Guter, director)

"Graduate Seminar"

hang for Teachers and Staff only - immediately following the conclusion of the Academy

Pre-registered participants have been emailed the mass choir music, parking instructions, and other important Academy info. Contact us if you have questions!

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