About the Jazz Notation with Sibelius Program


Make the most out of your notation! In this 1-day intensive, students will proceed to learn how to create a jazz lead sheet with chord symbols and rhythmic notation, and how to properly format parts and scores of any size, from quintet to big band.

Major emphasis will be placed on using the software’s tools to creatively inspire the compositional process, using features as “Ideas” and “Versions” to avoid compositional “stalls” and to reduce playback dependency.  The class will conclude with a unit on composing to picture and exporting audio and MIDI to digital audio workstations for further processing and ultimately, recording.

Dates: August 23rd
All sessions will be held from 11am to 5pm at our main space around the corner of Times Square. Are you also interested in the Composition day on Aug. 21 and Arranging day on Aug 22? Ask for our special package discount.

Prerequisites:
-Able to read and write music on a basic level
-A laptop with aversion of Sibelius (you can download a free trial version on the sibelius website)
-At least 17 years of age

About the Faculty


Doug Beavers was catapulted to international musical significance when he was discovered by 10-time Grammy® winner Eddie Palmieri and called on to transcribe and arrange the complete repertoire from his seminal La Perfecta group of the 1960s.  Beavers went on to tour, record and perform for Eddie’s new La Perfecta II as lead trombonist and arranger, winning a Grammy® with Palmieri for his work on his 2005 release Listen Here. In addition to producing, arranging, and orchestrating many stateside releases, he has released four solo projects, the most recent entitled Titanes del Trombón, released on the prestigious Artistshare® label in 2015.  The album launched through a series of CD release shows at SOB’s New York, San Jose Jazz Summerfest and the Barranquijazz festival in Barranquilla, Colombia. Titanes del Trombón has since topped world salsa and latin jazz charts and has garnered positive reviews in a host of prestigious publications. Learn more.

Tuition and Registration


Tuition:
$195 Early bird special for registrations received by April 30th
$225 
for registrations received after May 1st

Registration:
To sign up for this Summer Intensive, fill out this brief registration form.

General Information


For more info regarding our summer program, housing, travel, and more, visit our Summer Workshop General Information page. For a more in-depth experience, inquire about adding a private lesson with someone from the NYJW Faculty during your visit. Learn more about how you can combine Summer Intensives to create a customized Summer Jazz Packages. Feel free to reach out via email at info@newyorkjazzworkshop.com with any additional questions.

What to expect:
When you join us for one or more of our intensives, you can expect to become a member of our tightly knit community. There will be musicians from all over the world looking to learn, explore and make connections. You will be making connections that last a lifetime. A typical day will be as follows:

11:00am – 1:00pm: Morning Sessions
1:00pm – 2:00pm  Lunch Break
2:00pm – 5:00pm: Afternoon Sessions
Evenings: Free

Student will normally organize small groups or go check out some concerts. See “Fun Evening Activities” in the General Information page for more details. There will be opportunities for every student to perform outside of the school, more details coming up soon.

Where:
The New York Jazz Workshop Summer Series is held in our space at Michiko Studios in midtown Manhattan, just a few blocks from Times Square.

New York Jazz Workshop at Michiko Studios
149 West 46 street, 2nd floor
New York, NY 10036
between 6th and 7th avenue.