The CONEJO INSTITUTE OF MUSIC
DATES/TIMES: June 24 through July 18, 2019 Monday through Thursday (no class July 3rd & 4th), with a finale concert on Thursday, July 18 at 7:30pm. The full program course option will run from 2pm-5pm, and individual courses are offered from 2:00pm-3:20pm & 3:30pm-5:00pm.
ELIGIBILITY: Musicians who will be in grades 9-12 in Fall 2019. There is a spot for ALL students on ANY instrument, ANY level, from ANY school. Please see specific ensemble eligibility under "COURSES" below. Additionally, please visit our "Courses" page for more specific info on each class. Based on enrollment, auditions may be required for students who play drums.
WHERE: All classes will take place at Lindero Canyon Middle School Music Room and be taught by Mr. Chad Bloom & Mr. Dave Robaire. A finale concert will be held at a location TBD in or near Agoura Hills @ 7:30pm on July 18, 2019.
HOW THE PROGRAM WORKS:
All students are encouraged to attend the entire afternoon from 2pm-5pm to get the full experience of big band playing concepts and Jazz Combo/Improvisation instruction. For the full program, students will be placed in either the "Basie" Band or the "Jazz Orchestra" along with a Jazz Combo/Improvisation Workshop. Students choosing to only do one course may choose between either one big band or the Jazz Combo/Improvisation Workshop.
- The Conejo Institute Of Music "Basie" Band: A Jazz band for students who will be in 9th and 10th grade in Fall 2019. If you have already played with a Conejo Institute of Music ensemble, please see info below for the "Jazz Orchestra." The "Basie" Band will rehearse from 2:00pm-3:20pm and is directed by Chad Bloom.
- The Conejo Institute Of Music Jazz Orchestra: A big band primarily for advanced students entering grades 11 & 12 in Fall 2019. Students entering grade 10 who have previously attended the institute are eligible pending seat availability. The Conejo Institute of Music Jazz Orchestra will rehearse from 3:30pm-5:00pm and is directed by Chad Bloom.
- The Jazz Combo and Improvisation Workshop: This course uses an ensemble setting to explore topics such as theory, ear training, solo techniques, and musical interaction. This allows students to directly apply what they learn to the music they are working on. This class will be using the songs from the Jazz bands as material for exploring these soloing techniques. The advanced "Jazz Orchestra" Combo/Improvisation Workshop will run from 2:00pm-3:20pm, and the "Basie" Band Combo/Improvisation Workshop will run from 3:30pm-5pm. Both workshops are taught by Dave Robaire.
COST: $700 for the full program (a big band + the Jazz Combo/Improvisation Workshop) 2:00pm-5:00pm, OR $400 for one class of your choice (a big band or a Jazz Combo/Improvisation Workshop) 2:00-3:20pm or 3:30-5:00pm.