Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Final Days to Register for IAJE TTI

Final Days To Register for
IAJE Teacher Training Institute

IAJE has joined with MENC and a host of industry partners to present two intensive 2 1/2 day Teacher Training Institutes.
Onsite registration is available starting at 12:30 pm on Thursday at each institute.

For the complete TTI schedule and faculty, go to www.iaje.org/tti.asp. and click on “schedule.” Here’s just a sampling of session titles:

June 14-16: Park City, Utah Institute

To Blog or Not to Blog: Using Internet Resources to Teach Jazz History
Jazz Improvisation is for all of us & Rhythm is our business: The Language of Jazz Improvisation
Beat It, Shake It, Scrape It: An Intro To Auxiliary Latin Percussion
From Timbales to Tom Tom: Essential Latin Rhythms For The Drumset
Putting It All Together: Buying, Teaching, Utilizing, and Maintaining Latin Percussion
Rehearsing a successful big band: Secrets from Count Basie, Sam Rivers, and Maynard Ferguson
Vocal Jazz Improvisation
Basic Jazz Piano Skills for the Vocal Jazz Director
Strings and Jazz: A Historical Perspective
Pick Up Your Bow and Play!: New Music Reading for String Instruments
Plus much more!

June 21-23: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Institute

Jazz Improvisation is for all of us!
To Blog or Not to Blog: Using Internet Resources to teach Jazz History
Addressing the Saxophone Section in your Jazz Ensemble
Teaching Improvisation in the Big Band
I’m a Mambo Maniac, pass the salsa mix, please!
Vocal Jazz Ensemble Rehearsal Techniques: Parts 1 & 2
Vocal Improvisation: Knowledge is Freedom!
The Vocal Jazz Rhythm Section
Band-In-A-Box Applications for the Jazz Educator
SmartMusic for the Jazz Educator
Making Quality Live Recordings Using a Mac or Windows computer
Chord Vocabulary - How to Practice, How to Build Language
Taking Center Stage: Jazzy Rhythms in Early Childhood!
Rappin’ Jazz History in the Middle School
Plus much more!

For the complete TTI schedule and faculty, go to www.iaje.org/tti.asp. and click on “schedule.”

Connecticut Scholarship Opportunity
IAJE will award four $250 scholarships to young women in Connecticut to help defray the cost of private jazz lessons. These scholarships are made possible by the generosity of IAJE member and Connecticut resident Dr. Susan Freydberg. Guidelines and a nomination form are available online at http://www.iaje.org/highlights.asp?PromoID=57. Scholarships will be awarded on a first-come first-served basis to qualified applicants.

IAJE will issue payment in the amount of $250 directly to the instructor upon receipt of an invoice and brief summary of the student’s lessons. This information will be used for future promotional efforts. Recipients will also receive complimentary credentials to attend the 35th Annual IAJE International Conference, January 9-12, 2008 in Toronto, Canada. Recipients will have the opportunity to participate in various activities and events, including those surrounding the annual Sisters in Jazz program. Recipients will be required to cover any transportation, meal and lodging costs.

Unheard Original Compositions of Duke Ellington Available
In support of Jazz Appreciation Month and Duke Ellington's birthday on April 29th, the American Jazz Museum, the Duke Ellington Legacy, and the International Association for Jazz Education made newly transcribed and never-before-heard Duke Ellington big band charts available free of charge to AJM and IAJE members. Members are able to access the music charts via the Museum's website, www.americanjazzmuseum.org. All users are required to create a login and verify their membership.

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