The Don "Moose" Jamison Heritage School of Music, which serves as the organization's original education program, will be hosting virtual auditions for youth on Saturday, January 8. Students will be able to choose from select classes that offer a unique experience.
The Heritage School of Music program will teach students ages 8-18 about the art, theory, and performance of jazz music. They will learn invaluable skills such as instrumental technique, ear training, and building musical compositions as well as receive voice, piano, guitar, string, woodwind, and drum lessons.
Partnered with the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORD), the Jazz & Heritage Foundation will also host Vocal Workshops at facilities in Algiers, Gentilly, New Orleans East, and the Ninth Ward. In this program, students ages 8-18 will learn about breathing techniques, vocal registers, scales, and vocal repertoire, all of which are necessary skills for singing. Acclaimed vocalist Tonya Boyd-Cannon will be teaching each workshop virtually.
Students ages 10-18 wishing to perform from behind-the-scenes can enroll in one of the Pro Audio Workshops, which are designed based on experience level.
Grammy-winning producer, recorder, and mixing engineer Chris Finney will be teaching the Beginners Audio Seminar, in which students will learn the basics of acoustics, signal flow, phantom power, and Pro Tools, as well as introductions to multi-track recording and the mixing console. The Advanced Studio Recording Practices program will be taught by Jason Doyle and Khalid Hafiz, who will teach students the ropes on making input lists, checking lines and patches, and hosting studio sessions.
So, if you're a musical prodigy or a student who wants to explore beyond their comfort zone, what are you waiting for? Register for a spot at the Heritage School of Music right now. The sky's the limit!
To learn more about these classes and how to register, visit jazzandheritage.org.