With opportunities to develop in a friendly environment led by experienced jazz musicians, these sessions are perfect for young players to explore performance techniques, sharpen improvisation skills and learn about a world of jazz music. Wiltshire Jazz Academy players receive a number of performance opportunities at WMC and, through the programme, will be introduced to new ensembles to continue their progression. Students on the BMus programme can opt to undertake jazz electives within Academic Studies and Artist Development modules. These help you develop a knowledge of core jazz repertoire, understand how to approach improvisation, and explore the practical aspects of putting together a jazz performance. You’ll also receive specialist tuition from visiting artists and musicians prolific on the professional jazz scene which can include participation in masterclasses and performance projects. Recent visiting tutors include saxophonists Tim Garland, Bob Mintzer and Chris Potter, and vibraphonist Victor Mendoza.
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