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2014 Music Courses

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Improvisation for Classical Musicians

July 7 — 11, 2014 , M T W Th F, 9:00 am — 4:00 pm
Kerry Hall Poncho, 710 East Roy St, Seattle, WA

The price of this class is $425.00.

Early Bird Discount Use the coupon code VZ22WH in the cart to receive a 10% discount on the total order. Early Bird Discount coupon code is valid until Friday, May 2, 2014.

Course Description
For musicians who wish to unleash their creative nature and develop spontaneous, interactive music making skills. Through exploring various exercises specifically designed to cultivate deeper listening and release fears (boost confidence) the class will delve into facility, form, and freedom in the art of improvisation. The week culminates in a Saturday concert featuring student ensembles.

Who should enroll?
Students, ages 14-19, already possessing a solid foundation on their instrument and experience playing in a band or orchestra at their high school.

Daily Schedule
Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm with a break for lunch, and a concluding performance scheduled for Saturday in PONCHO Concert Hall on the Cornish campus.

Audition Requirements
Enrollment to students, ages 14-19, who already posses a basic fundamentals of their instrument. An audition is required for ensemble placement.

Michelle Smith-Lewis

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Denney Goodhew

Multi-instrumentalist, composer, and educator Denney Goodhew has traveled the globe teaching, performing, and recording. He has performed and/or recorded with Charlie Haden, Gary Peacock, Marc Johnson, Ralph Towner, Etta James, Big Joe Turner, Robert Cray, Robben Ford, Albert King, The Temptations, The Dells, Anthony Braxton, Sam Rivers, Art Lande, Wayne Horvitz, Composers and Improvisers Orchestra, International Creative Music Orchestra, New York Composers Orchestra West, and Soundgarden. He has toured throughout the U.S., Canada, Japan, Poland, Norway, Germany, Israel, and Taiwan, and he can be heard on the CBS, Sony, Elektra, Traumton, hepJazz, and ECM labels. Goodhew served as Professor of Saxophone and Music Science at Berlin University of the Arts in Berlin, Germany from 1993 until 1998. He also served as a designer and consultant for Claude Lakey Mouthpieces (1988-93) and since 1980 has composed over forty pieces for CurrentRutledge Productions. He has been the recipient of a “Talent Deserving Wider Recognition” award in Downbeat magazine’s critics poll (1972), and five Earshot Jazz Golden Ear awards including “Best Instrumentalist” (1990-93) and “Best Electric Jazz Group” (Towner/Goodhew duo 1990).