Shenandoah University, located in scenic Winchester, Virginia, will host the National Jazz Workshop Sunday July 19, 2009 through Friday July 24, 2009. Study with the nation's finest at a new comprehensive and inexpensive workshop designed for students and educators. Located about one hour west of Washington DC, The National Jazz Workshop is based on the spirit and traditions of the Stan Kenton jazz workshops that revolutionized jazz education in the United States. Students may focus on performance, arranging, or music technology. Faculty, sponsors and performing artists include The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra (featuring the music of Johnny Hodges), The Navy Commodores, Buffet/Crampon, The Jazz Educators Network (JEN), The U.S. Army Blues, Pete Barenbregge from Alfred Publishing/Belwin Jazz, arrangers Alan Baylock and Bryan Kidd, The Capitol Bones, and Courtois trombones. The National Jazz Workshop 2009 will be hosted by Dr. Robert Larson, Director of Jazz Studies at Shenadoah University and will be directed by Matthew Niess.
Please see The National Jazz Workshop Web Site at www.nationaljazzworkshop.org for more information.