Creative Jazz Summer School

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Immerse yourself in a week of playing and singing, under the guidance of expert tutors from our BA Jazz pathway.

Summer School booking deadline: Monday 22 July 2019
Accommodation booking deadline: Monday 15 July 2019

  • Starts:
  • Duration: Monday 29 July - Friday 2 August 2019; 9.30AM - 5PM each day
  • Venue: Leeds College of Music
  • Fee: £440 (Early bird discount of £395 when booked before Monday 1 April 2019)
  • Age: 16+
  • Tutors: Rob Mitchell, Kevin Holbrough
  • Study Mode: Summer School

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Course overview

Immerse yourself in a week of playing and singing, under the guidance of expert tutors from our BA (Hons) Jazz degree. The course covers tuition in repertoire, composition, vocabulary, theory, harmony and stage craft; alongside the development of your aural and performance skills. With a focus on creativity, the week will offer you the chance to explore a range of styles from blues, straight ahead jazz, Latin and modal jazz. As part of the course there is an informal studio session at the end of the week so you will have a recording to take away.

There will be opportunities in the evenings to practise in one of our practice rooms.

Who is it for?

The course is designed for a range of musical interests and abilities. Previous participants have included:

  • Established jazz learners looking for new ideas and approaches
  • Players who have attended our Jazz Improvisation weekends
  • Musicians and teachers with a good reading ability that are relatively new to jazz
  • Classical, pop and rock musicians keen to explore the jazz and blues side of their playing

 

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Photo credit: Karen Gourlay

Early Bird Discount

An early bird discount is available for this Summer School:

Early bird discount: £395 (Full fee: £460)

*Book before Monday 1 April 2019 at 4PM to redeem this early bird discount.

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Photo credit: Karen Gourlay

Feedback

"I felt completely at ease on this course, and tutors were very engaging, amicable and patient"
Course participant, August 2016

"I now have inspiration to last me a lifetime!"
Course participant, August 2017

"Absolutely fantastic teaching, and some wonderful ideas to take away and work on"
Course participant, August 2017

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Accommodation

We are pleased to be able to offer an accommodation package at Liberty Dock in Leeds City Centre for this Summer School for participants aged 16+.  Full details can be found on our Summer School Accommodation page (opens in a new tab).

If you would like to book accommodation, please ensure that you read the information on the accommodation page before completing the course booking form and payment.

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Concessions

Current full-time LCoM students and staff receive 50% discount on all short courses and LCoM alumni receive 10% discount on all short course fees above £30. Full-time students from other institutions receive 50% discount on all community ensemble bookings and 10% discount on all short course fees above £30. Please note that in all instances we will ask for proof of eligibility.

LCoM Students/Staff

To claim your discount, please ensure you complete the relevant field on the booking form, and enter your LCoM student or staff ID number.  This will reduce the fee online.

This number will be verified on our record system before we confirm your booking.

LCoM Alumni

To claim your discount, please ensure you complete the relevant field on the booking form, and enter the year that you graduated at LCoM. This will reduce the fee online. 

Students in full-time education (other institutions)

To claim your discount, please ensure you complete the relevant field on the booking form, and enter your student ID. This will reduce the fee online. Please bring your student card with you on the first day of your course.

The conservatoire reserves the right to withdraw these discounts at any time.

Course Tutors

Rob Mitchell
Rob MitchellPrincipal Lecturer: Jazz

Courses taught: Foundation Year, BA (Hons) Music (Jazz)

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Kevin Holbrough
Kevin HolbroughSenior Lecturer: Jazz

Courses taught: BA (Hons) Music (Jazz)

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