National Jazz Workshop - A Summer Jazz Camp at Shenandoah University

Schedule



Day Camp runs 8:30am-5:00pm with organized evening activities for workshop residents

Hosted by Dr. Darden Purcell, Director of Jazz Studies

23-28 June 2019

Free Parking in Lot K

DORM CHECK IN FOR WORKSHOP RESIDENTS AFTER AUDITION
Location: George Mason Center for the Arts Concert Hall


Sunday June 23, 2019
3:00pm-5:00pm Workshop Registration, Dorm Registration & Auditions
Location: Lobby: The deLaski Performing Arts Building
3:00pm-5:00pm Big Band Placement Auditions
Sign up for a time when you register at NJW on Sunday afternoon. Please prepare your audition music in advance. Click here to download the prepared audition music.

Locations are as follows:

All Saxophones: Band Room The deLaski Performing Arts Building
Faculty: Jim Carroll

Trumpets & Trombones: Choral Room: The deLaski Performing Arts Building
Faculty: Matt Niess

Piano & Guitar: Room 334 The deLaski Performing Arts Building
Faculty: Shawn Purcell and Wade Beach

Bass & Drums: 227 The deLaski Performing Arts Building (Downstairs in the practice suite)
Faculty: Harold Summey an Reagan Brough
5:00pm-6:00pm Dinner
Location: Food available next door in the Johnson center and close to campus
7:00pm Concert
The U.S. Navy Commodores



Location: George Mason Center for the Arts Concert Hall
 
Monday June 24, 2019
8:00am-8:20am Sign In
Instructor: NJW Staff
Location: Lobby: The deLaski Performing Arts Building
8:00am-8:20am Optional Brass Players Warm-Up
Instructor: Matt Niess
Location: Outside by the GM Statue weather permitting-Rain Location: Choral Room
8:30am-9:15am Performance Track

Beginning Jazz Theory
Instructor: Tyler Mire
Location: 2018 MTB

Intermediate Jazz Theory A
Instructor: Regan Brough
Location: 2013 MTB

Intermediate Jazz Theory B
Instructor: Wade Beach
Location: Piano Lab

Advanced Jazz Theory
Instructor: Shawn Purcell
Location: Choral Room
9:30am-10:15am Performance Track

Advanced Improvisation
Instructor: Kenny Rittenhouse
Location: Choral Room

Jazz Improvisation A/Beginner/Intermediate A
Instructor: Matt Niess
Location: 2013 MTB

Jazz Improvisation B/Intermediate
Instructor: Tyler Mire
Location: 2018 MTB

Drum Set Masterclass
Instructor: Kevin McDonald
Location: Band Room

Bass Masterclass
Instructor: Regan Brough
Location: 227 (Downstairs)

Piano Masterclass
Instructor: Wade Beach
Location: Piano Lab

Guitar Masterclass
Instructor: Shawn Purcell
Location: 336

Vocal Warm-ups
Instructor: Darden Purcell
Location: 338
10:30am-12:15pm Ensemble Rehearsals

Niess Big Band
Instructor: Matt Niess
Location: Band Room

Mire Big Band
Instructor: Tyler Mire
Location: Choral Room

Combo
Instructor: Shawn Purcell
Location: 2013 MTB

Vocal Rehearsal
Instructor: Darden Purcell
Location: 338
12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch
Participants can pack lunch or purchase food in the Johnson Center next to the De Laski Music Building
1:00pm-1:50pm Master Class for All

Blues Tunes
Melodies that fit the Blues progression with Kenny Rittenhouse, Jim Carroll, Wade Beach, Regan Brough, Kevin McDonald, Matt Niess, Tyler Mire
Location: Band Room
2:00pm-3:15pm Ensemble Rehearsals

Niess Big Band
Instructor: Matt Niess
Location: Band Room

Mire Big Band
Instructor: Tyler Mire
Location: Choral Room

Combo
Instructor: Shawn Purcell
Location: 2013 MTB

Vocal Rehearsal
Instructor: Darden Purcell
Location: 338


3:30pm Jazz History with Jim Carroll

A live jazz journey through cities and decades of development with Jim Carroll, Kenny Rittenhouse, Matt Niess, Darden Purcell, Wade Beach, Shawn Purcell, Harold SummeySummey

Location: George Mason Center for the Arts
4:30pm
End of Day Camp Activities
Commuter Participant Check Out/Pick Up
Location: De Laski Lobby
5:00-6:00pm Dinner
7:00pm Jose Andre and friends


Jose Andre Montano is a Jazz pianist and composer. Born in Chochabamba, Bolivia, he taught himself how to play piano from a very young age. His playful and inspired compositions bridges Jazz, Rock, Blues, Bossa Nova, Latin American Folklore and World Music.
Location: Center for the Arts
8:30pm Free time and organized activities
Location: De Laski
9:30pmpm Dormitory Check-In
All dormitory residents must return to their dorms.
 
Tuesday June 25, 2019
8:00am-8:20am Sign In
Instructor: NJW Staff
Location: de Laski Lobby
8:00am-8:20am Optional Brass Players Warm-Up
Instructor: Matt Niess
Location: Outside by the GM Statue weather permitting-Rain Location: Choral Room
8:30am-9:15am Performance Track

Beginning Jazz Theory
Instructor: Tyler Mire
Location: 2018 MTB

Intermediate Jazz Theory A
Instructor: Regan Brough
Location: 2013 MTB

Intermediate Jazz Theory B
Instructor: Wade Beach
Location: Piano Lab

Advanced Jazz Theory
Instructor: Shawn Purcell
Location: Choral Room
9:30am-10:15am Performance Track

Advanced Improvisation
Instructor: Kenny Rittenhouse
Location: Choral Room

Jazz Improvisation A
Instructor: Matt Niess
Location: 2013 MTB

Jazz Improvisation B
Instructor: Tyler Mire
Location: 2018 MTB

Drum Set Masterclass
Instructor: Kevin McDonald
Location: Band Room

Bass Masterclass
Instructor: Regan Brough
Location: 227 (Downstairs)

Piano Masterclass
Instructor: Wade Beach
Location: Piano Lab

Guitar Masterclass
Instructor: Shawn Purcell
Location: 336

Vocal Warm-ups
Instructor: Dr. Darden Purcell
Location: 338
10:30am-12:15pm Ensemble Rehearsals

Niess Big Band
Instructor: Matt Niess
Location: Band Room

Mire Big Band
Instructor: Tyler Mire
Location: Choral Room

Combo
Instructor: Shawn Purcell
Location: 2013 MTB

Instructor: Darden Purcell
Location: 338
12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch
Participants can pack lunch or purchase food in the Johnson Center next to the deLaski Music Building
1:00pm-1:50pm Performance Track

Trombone Masterclass
Instructors: Matt Niess & Matt Neff
Location: 2018 MTB

Saxophone Masterclass
Instructor: Jim Carroll
Location: 2013 MTB

Trumpet Masterclass
Instructor: Kenny Ritenhouse
Location: Choral Room

Rhythm Section Masterclass
Instructors: NJW Rhythm Faculty: Shawn Purcell, Wade Beach, Michael Bowie, Kevin McDonald
Location: Band Room
2:00pm-3:15pm Ensemble Rehearsals

Niess Big Band
Instructor: Matt Niess
Location: Band Room

Mire Big Band
Instructor: Tyler Mire
Location: Choral Room

Combo
Instructor: Shawn Purcell
Location: 2013 MTB

Vocal Rehearsal
Instructor: Darden Purcell
Location: 338

3:30pm The NJW Collegiate Quintet

Zach Niess, Alex DeLazzari, Peter Hansel, Ian Livingston, Elliott Bernard, Matt Holmes, Emmet Kyle
Location: George Mason Center for the Arts
4:30pm
End of Commuter Activities
Commuter Participant Check Out/Pick Up
Location: De Laski Lobby
5:00-6:00pm Dinner
Location:
7:00pm The NJW Collegiate Big Band

with NJW faculty Kenny Rittenhouse, Darden Purcell, Vavier Parez, Shawn Purcell, Wade Beach, Tyler Mire, Matt Niess


Location: Center for the Arts
8:30pm Free time and organized activities
Location: De Laski
9:30pmpm Dormitory Check-In
All dormitory residents must return to their dorms.
Wednesday June 26, 2019
8:00am-8:20am Sign In
Instructor: NJW Staff
Location: de Laski Lobby
8:00am-8:20am Optional Brass Players Warm-Up
Instructor: Mat Niess
Location: Outside by the GM Statue weather permitting-Rain Location: Choral Room
8:30am-9:15am Performance Track

Beginning Jazz Theory
Instructor: Rick Parrell
Location: 2018 MTB

Intermediate Jazz Theory A
Instructor: Regan Brough
Location: 2013 MTB

Intermediate Jazz Theory B
Instructor: Wade Beach
Location: Piano Lab

Advanced Jazz Theory
Instructor: Shawn Purcell
Location: Choral Room
9:30am-10:15am Performance Track


Advanced Improvisation
Instructor: Xavier Parez
Location: Choral Room

Jazz Improvisation A
Instructor: Matt Niess
Location: 2013 MTB

Jazz Improvisation B
Instructor: Tyler Mire
Location: 2018 MTB

Drum Set Masterclass
Instructor: Kevin McDonald
Location: Band Room

Bass Masterclass
Instructor: Regan Brough
Location: 227 (Downstairs)

Piano & Guitar Masterclasss
Instructor: Wade Beach
Location: Piano Lab

Vocal Warm-ups
Instructor: Dr. Darden Purcell
Location: 338
10:30am-12:15pm Ensemble Rehearsals

Niess Big Band
Instructor: Matt Niess
Location: Band Room

Mire Big Band
Instructor: Tyler Mire
Location: Choral Room

Combo
Instructor: Shawn Purcell
Location: 2013 MTB

Vocal Rehearsal
Instructor: Darden Purcell
Location: 338
12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch
Participants can pack lunch or purchase food in the Johnson Center next to the deLaski Music Building (#2 on map)
1:00pm-1:50pm Performance Track

Trombone Masterclass
Instructor: Matt Niess & Michael Nickens
Location: 2018 MTB

Trumpet Master Class
Instructor: Tyler Mire
Location: Choral Room

Saxophone Master Class
Instructor: Jim Carroll
Location: 2013 MTB

Rhythm Section Master Class
Instructor: Wade Beach, Shawn Purcell, Paul Henry, Kevin McDonald
Location: Band Room

2:00pm-3:15pm Ensemble Rehearsals

Niess Big Band
Instructor: Matt Niess
Location: Band Room

Mire Big Band
Instructor: Tyler Mire
Location: Choral Room

Combo
Instructor: Shawn Purcell
Location: 2013 MTB

Vocal Rehearsal
Instructor: Darden Purcell
Location: 338

3:30pm Shannon Gunn and the Bullettes

Location: George Mason Center for the Arts
4:30pm
End of Commuter Activities
Commuter Participant Check Out/Pick Up
Location: De Laski Lobby
5:00-6:00pm Dinner
Location:
7:00pm Freetime
Student Jam Session
Location: Band Room
9:30pmpm Dormitory Check-In
All dormitory residents must return to their dorms.
Thursday June 27, 2019
8:00am-8:20am Sign In
Instructor: NJW Staff
Location: deLaski Lobby
8:00am-8:20am Optional Brass Players Warm-Up
Instructor: NJW Brass Faculty
Location: Outside by the GM Statue weather permitting-Rain Location: Choral Room
8:30am-9:15am Performance Track

Beginning Jazz Theory
Instructor: Tyler Mire
Location: 2018 MTB

Intermediate Jazz Theory A
Instructor: Regan Brough
Location: 2013 MTB

Intermediate Jazz Theory B
Instructor: Wade Beach
Location: Piano Lab

Advanced Jazz Theory
Instructor: Shawn Purcell
Location: Choral Room
9:30am-10:15am Performance Track


Advanced Improvisation
Instructor: Xavier Parez
Location: Choral Room

Jazz Improvisation A
Instructor: Matt Niess
Location: 2013 MTB

Jazz Improvisation B
Instructor: Tyler Mire
Location: 2018 MTB

Guitar Masterclass
Instructor: Shawn Purcell
Location: 336

Drum Set Masterclass
Instructor: Kevin McDonald
Location: Band Room

Bass Masterclass
Instructor: Regan Brough
Location: 227 (Downstairs)

Piano Masterclass
Instructor: Wade Beach
Location: Piano Lab

Vocal Warm-ups
Instructor: Dr. Darden Purcell
Location: 338
10:30am-12:15pm Ensemble Rehearsals

Niess Big Band
Instructor: Matt Niess
Location: Band Room

Mire Big Band
Instructor: Tyler Mire
Location: Choral Room

Combo
Instructor: Shawn Purcell
Location: 2013 MTB

Vocal Rehearsal
Instructor: Darden Purcell
Location: 338
12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch
Participants can pack lunch or purchase food in the Johnson Center next to the deLaski Music Building (#2 on map)
1:00pm Masterclass for All

Trombone Masterclass
Instructors: Matt Niess
Location: 2018 MTB

Saxophone Masterclass
Instructor: Xavier Parez
Location: 2013 MTB

Trumpet Masterclass
Instructor: Kenny Ritenhouse
Location: Choral Room

Rhythm Section Masterclass
Instructors: NJW Rhythm Faculty
Location: Band Room
2:00pm-3:15pm Ensemble Rehearsals

Niess Big Band
Instructor: Matt Niess
Location: Band Room

Mire Big Band
Instructor: Tyler Mire
Location: Choral Room

Combo
Instructor: Shawn Purcell
Location: 2013 MTB

Vocal Rehearsal
Instructor: Darden Purcell
Location: 338

3:30pm Ella Fitzgerald Tribute


Featuring Darden Purcell with Shawn Purcell, Wade Beach, Paul Henry, Matt Niess, Kevin McDonald
Location: George Mason Center for the Arts
4:30pm
End of Commuter Activities
Commuter Participant Check Out/Pick Up
Location: De Laski Lobby
5:00-6:00pm Dinner
Location:
7:00pm Freetime
Organized activities
9:30pmpm Dormitory Check-In
All dormitory residents must return to their dorms.
Friday June 28, 2019
8:00am-8:20am Sign In
Instructor: NJW Staff
Location: de Laski Lobby
8:30am Group Pictures
Instructor: Suzette Niess
Location: Outside by the GM Statue weather permitting
9:15am-10:45am Ensemble Rehearsals

Niess Big Band
Instructor: Matt Niess
Location: Band Room

Mire Big Band
Instructor: Tyler Mire
Location: Choral Room

Combo
Instructor: Shawn Purcell
Location: 2013 MTB

11:00am-12:00pm Zack Smith and The Dixie Power Trio


Formed in 1992, the Dixie Power Trio, a "dixieland trio with four members," has developed a reputation as the East Coast's premier "Louisiana variety band," capable of playing authentic sounding New Orleans jazz, zydeco, Cajun, street parade, and Louisiana-style funk.
Location: Band Room
12:00pm-12:50pm Lunch
Participants can pack lunch or purchase food in the Johnson Center next to the De Laski Music Building (#2 on map)
1:00pm Sound Check Mire Band on stage first, followed by combos then Niess Band-participants are to be in audience seats while not playing.
2:00pm Concert
National Jazz Workshop Ensembles
Mire Big Band
Combos & Vocalists
Niess Big Band
Location: George Mason Center for the Arts
4:00pm Workshop Complete
All participants under the age of 18 must be picked up or have parent guardian permission to depart with others.