Jazz God Academy
The NCEM was filled with the sound of Jazz over the Easter Holidays! On the 18th April it played host for the final performances of of the Jazz God Academy Easter workshops.
The Jazz God Academy workshops are designed to bring together students aged between 7 and 80 years of age, who love jazz and love performing. The Easter workshops helped them develop ensemble skills, improvisation skills, confidence and general musicianship. Students worked in a band covering Jazz standards by their favourite composers or artists.
On each day there was an opportunity to perform in a big band with all the members of the workshop. Every afternoon there was a workshop on improvisation to help further develop skills.
This course runs annually and is open to any instrument including: Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keyboard, Violin, Saxophone, Trumpet and Trombone.
Email: Jazzgodacademy@gmail.com for more information about getting involved next year.
The next masterclass will be on Sunday 19th May, with one of the most influential and successful trombonists of our time, Ian Bousfield. Although all places for the masterclass have been filled, we warmly welcome audience members for this event. Admission to watch the masterclass is FREE for under 16s and music teachers, and otherwise £5 (payable on the door).
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
We are delighted to announce that York Rotary Club will be holding the “Young Musician Competition” again later this year. It will be held on Sunday 17th November 2019, 1- 5.30pm at the National Centre for Early Music, Percy's Lane, Walmgate, York.
Last year’s competition was a great success with participants entered by schools and peripatetic teachers all over North Yorkshire. We are delighted to say the York winner Will Clarke has got through to the National Final of the “Rotary Young Musician Competition” being held in early May 2019. The Rotary Club are now seeking entrants who will be aged 11 to 17 on 31.8.19, for next year’s competition.
Contestants will need to select and play, or sing, a piece of music, of 4 to 6 minutes with an accompanist if required. Winners from the York heat will go forward to the District heat which is usually held early in the new year. If you have any students that are interested then please get in touch via the York Rotary Club website, for full details and an online application. If you are interested click here for more details.