Get ready to clap and sing along with the Ithaca College Jazz Ensemble! This free one-hour concert will be an enjoyable way for all kids to learn about this great American music. The performance will be at 10AM on October 6th, 2012 at Ford Hall in the Whalen Center for Music at Ithaca College.
Inspired by the children's jazz concerts done by Wynton Marsalis and Leonard Bernstein, the Ithaca College Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Vocal Ensemble will play, sing, demonstrate instruments — basically, do anything and everything to help answer the question "What is jazz?"
The Ithaca College Summer Music Academy recently celebrated the successful conclusion of its second year. Students hailed from over 20 states and four countries, including Japan, China, Thailand, and Canada. Enrolling 320 participants this year, a 60% increase over 2011, the SMA employed over 100 counselors, faculty, and staff, including 30 current IC faculty members, 34 School of Music alumni, and 21 current IC students.
Submitted on the behalf of Christy Agnese, Senior Assistant to the Dean, School of Music
MOJATUBA: Tuba and Dance Fusion Performance - Velvet brown,leading female solo tubist in the world, to give recital at IC
The project MOJATUBA: TUBA AND DANCE FUSION wants to showcase a unique ensemble, which features on the performance stage the artistic collaboration between solo tuba and dancers. The term MOJATUBA, a mixture between the acronym MOJA—which stands for Modern Dance, Original Works, Jazz Styles, and African Influence—and its distinctive association with the tuba, represents a sample of the stylistic creativity that this ensemble can execute. The diverse ethnic theme of the program, especially its African influenced music and dance, contributes to the creation of a soulful energy that connects performers and audience, rendering each performance a profound spiritual experience.
On Tuesday September 11, 2012 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm in Textor 102, the School of Health Sciences and Human Performance and the Ithaca College Gerontology Institute will co-present a live music performance and 'Stroke of Genius' film documentary.