Approaching Ellington

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Approaching Ellington Workshop Description: 

Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington is known to many musicians as one of the most influential of all Jazz musicians walk our Earth. This session will be a round table discussion about how to approaching teaching about Ellington and how to approach his rich library of music.  The session was inspired by a week long teachers seminar on Ellington conducted through the National Endowment of the Humanities in Fairfield CT.  The discussion will be focused on how to approach teaching about Ellington in all grade levels K-12, and many of the round table participants will discuss their approaches to teaching Ellington repertoire in a performance ensembles. Resources and level appropriate repertoire will be suggested.  The conversation will be moderated by Jake Sturtevant, and the round table will include:  Tom Lizotte, Chris Oberholtzer, Mike Sakash, Craig Skeffington, and Terry White.   

Agenda: 

  1. Workshop Overview & Introductions 
  2. Ellington the Man (cross curricular) 
  3. Ellington the Composer 
  4. Ellington the Bandleader 
  5. Preaparing and Approaching Ellington: Beginner through Advanced 
  6. Questions 
  7. Conclusion & Feedback 



Inspired by a Teacher Seminar through National Endowment for the Humanities at Fairfield University called Duke Ellington and American Popular Culture 


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Jake Sturtevant,
May 11, 2015, 7:05 PM
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Jake Sturtevant,
May 11, 2015, 7:02 PM
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Jake Sturtevant,
May 11, 2015, 7:02 PM
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Jake Sturtevant,
May 11, 2015, 7:02 PM
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Jake Sturtevant,
May 11, 2015, 7:03 PM
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