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Jazz Girls Day

An open invitation to South Carolina middle and high school girls for a day of masterclasses, connection, concert and jam session. South Carolina Music Educators are welcome to register for the JGD: Jazz Education session. Pick one of our three dates for a location near you!  

Jazz at USC presents JAZZ GIRLS DAY, an annual initiative that invites and inspires girls from South Carolina to join the Jazz Faculty at one of three locations for a day filled with learning, playing, and performing. One of the goals of the day is to help girls around the state prepare for their All-State jazz auditions, although this is not a requirement to attend. The idea behind JAZZ GIRLS DAY is not only to welcome girls to start or continue playing jazz but also encourage South Carolina music educators to encourage girls to play jazz.

This program is for all instrumentalists and vocalists (traditional AND non-traditional) at all levels. The only prerequisites are middle and high school students who identify as female. Accompanying adults are welcome as well! 

South Carolina Music Educators are welcome to register for the JGD: Jazz Education session.

JGD: Upstate
Fine Arts Center, Greenville, SC
November 19, 2022
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

JGD: Columbia
January 14, 2023
UofSC School of Music
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 

JGD: Lowcountry
April 22, 2023
Charleston Jazz
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 

SCHEDULE

  • MEET AND GREET with School of Music Jazz Faculty, current students (that will co-teach throughout the day)
  • Breakout Sessions: PREPARING YOUR ALL-STATE AUDITION REPERTOIRE
  • IMPROVISING THE BLUES
  • LUNCH 
  • CONCERT: UofSC JAZZ FACULTY featuring Lauren Meccia & Colleen Clark
  • JAM SESSION with all participants, faculty and UofSC Jazz Students

REGISTRATION

JAZZ GIRLS DAY is a free event. Registration is required for students and educators.

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TAKEAWAYS

RESOURCES made specifically for JAZZ GIRLS DAY
CONNECTION AND MENTORSHIP with the UofSC Jazz community

JAZZ GIRLS DAY is partially funded by the  Center for Integrative and Experiential Learning’s “Beyond the Classroom Grant,"  SPARK and UofSC Jazz Studies. JAZZ GIRLS DAY is supported by the Jazz Education Network and the Jazz Education Network’s South Carolina Chapter.

UofSC JAZZ GIRLS DAY CONTACT

Dr. Colleen Clark, colleenbclark@sc.edu for inquiries

 


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