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IAJE Teacher Training Programs Set for June

The International Association for Jazz Education, along with MENC: The National Association for Music Education, and a plethora of other industry sponsors, is set to launch two three-day intensive training sessions in June designed for band, string, vocal and piano teachers who want to broaden their understanding of and proficiency in jazz education. The program also provides opportunities for college students currently studying music education.

“Today’s successful music educators are masters of all aspects of music including performance, improvisation, analysis and evaluation,” according the IAJE Web site. “Unfortunately, many music education graduates have no opportunity to receive training in jazz pedagogy while others with a modicum of training are unsure how to develop a well-rounded music curriculum that includes jazz.”

With the general focus on learning and teaching jazz improvisation, the sessions, led by an all-star faculty of jazz experts, will offer break-out focused tracks for band, string, orchestra, chorus, technology and percussion. The Institute package ($235, $195 for IAJE or MNEC members) includes a comprehensive workbook and supplemental resource and reference materials.

The sessions will run June 14-16 in Park City, Utah, and June 21-23 in Bethlehem, Penn.

For a detailed brochure or more information, visit the IAJE Web site.

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