Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The First Annual JEN Conference

Be a Part of History!
First Annual JEN Conference
University of Missouri - St. Louis
May 20-22, 2010

Be certain not to miss out on being a part of JEN history by attending the First Annual Conference next spring! Here are a few exciting details about this once in a lifetime event.

Conference Registration:
Take advantage of the $95 Early-Bird registration fee by purchasing on or before December 31st, 2009. The cost increases to $150 beginning January 1, 2010. To register today, log on to and click the link to purchase your conference registration. If you are not currently a JEN member, please Join Today and you can register for the conference as part of the same transaction.

If you have already purchased your conference registration, we will see you in St. Louis!

Conference Housing:
The Jazz Education network is pleased to announce the Hilton Airport St. Louis as the official hotel for the 2010 Conference. As part of this exciting partnership we are able to offer a room rate of $74 per night, plus tax to our members.

Click Here to be redirected to the Hilton Airport St. Louis website to make your room reservation.

If you prefer, you may contact the hotel directly by calling: 314-426-5500 direct or toll free at 1-800-314-2117.
Hotel Shuttle Service to and from airport is provided by the Hilton. JEN will provide shuttle service to and from the University of Missouri-St. Louis for the Conference.
4,000+ sq. ft. Industry Exhibit

Congratulations to the following School Ensembles that have been accepted for performance:
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College - Tifton, GA
Austin Academy - Garland, Texas
Brubeck Institute, Stockton, CA
College of the Mainland - Texas City, TX
Columbia College Chicago - Chicago, IL
Deal Hannes Sigfridsson Trio - Stockholm, Sweden
Ft.Zumwalt North High School - O'Fallon, MO
Hannibal High School - Hannibal, MO
Jazz St. Louis All Stars - St. Louis, MO
Johnston High School - Des Moines, IA
Marshall University Big Band - Huntington, WV
Milton Academy - Milton, MA
Metropolitan Area Youth Jazz Orchestra - Omaha, NE
Niles North High School Jazz Choir - Skokie, IL
St. Charles North High School - Bartlett, IL
Tinley Park High School - Tinley Park, IL
University of Alabama Big Band - Tuscaloosa, AL
University of California Los Angeles - Canyon Country, CA
University of Northern Iowa - Cedar Falls, IA
University of Missouri-St. Louis Big Band - St. Louis, MO
University of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA
Webster Groves High School - St. Louis, MO
We are very pleased to announce the Professional ensembles that will perform at the Inagural Conference:

The Army Blues/Pershing's Own
Ruben Alvarez
Jennifer Barnes' Sixth Wave
Shelly Berg
Phil Brown and the New Arts Jazztet
The Caswell Sisters
John Clayton
Lou Fischer
The Adam Larson Quintet
Bill Mays
OslanDailey Jazztet
Gene Perla's GO Trio
Rufus Reid Trio
Bobby Shew
Terrell Stafford
Marvin Stamm
Jerry Tolson Quintet
Chris Merz' Equilateral
John Wojciechowski Jazz Quartet

Conference Clinics:
Jamey Aebersold, Anyone Can Improvise
Ariel Alexander, Where are the Girls?
Frank Alkyer, DOWNBEAT Blindfold Test
Carol Argiro, New Knowledge for Engaging Jazz Audiences
Pete Barenbregge, Big Band Rehearsal Techniques
Sharon Burch, Jazz for kids--easy and fun! Infusing jazz into elementary music
Ndugu Chancler, Finding the Time: Swing to Salsa!
Tim Davies, Breaking the Mold: Taking your Big Band Writing to the next level.
J.B. Dyas, Tune Learning: A Systematic Method for Memorizing and Retaining the Essential Jazz Repertoire
Dave Fodor, JEN Student Composition Forum
Antonio Garcia, Transcribing Jazz Solos Without Pitches
Mark Gridley, Teaching Jazz History and Appreciation: A Listening Skills Approach
Cheryl Hughey, The Future of Online Media Technology in Jazz
Lisa Kelly and JB Scott, Singing Jazz: How do you Begin to Learn Your Craft?
Robert Klevan, Listening 101: Get your students to listen to jazz
John Kuzmich Jr., Digital Magic: Seamlessly From 'Live' Recording to Web Posting in Minutes
Larry Lapin, Arranging for the Jazz Vocal Ensemble
Mark Levine, Drop 2 for Pianists and Arrangers
Victor Lopez, Latin Rhythms: Mystery Unraveled (A Practical Approach Introducing Latin Rhythms to the Jazz Ensemble)
Sherry Luchette, Hands On Activites In Jazz for K-8 Students
Allan Molnar/Stewart Smith, The ALIVE Project - Jazz Education via Distance Learning
Fran Morris Rosman, An Afternoon with Ella Fitzgerald
Dave Robinson, Traditional Jazz Jam featuring the Capital Trad Jazz Band
Judy Shafer, Roundtable-Open Discussion on K-8
Dean Sorenson, Jazz improvisation One Step At A Time
Mike Tomaro, Instrumental Big Band Reading Session with the Army Blues
Mike Vax, Care and Feeding of the Trumpet Section
Richard Victor, ADVOCACY IN ACTION: Tips for EFFECTIVE advocacy!
Michelle Weir, JAZZ CHOIR: Effective Rehearsal to Stellar Performance

We look forward to seeing you in St. Louis next May!

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