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Morehead State University hosts one of the oldest Jazz Clinics in the Midwest. In its current format the clinic is noncompetitive and features extended workshops with top name clinicians. This is an opportunity for your band to interact in a more meaningful way with the clinicians. At the end of the day the clinicians are featured with the MSU Jazz Ensembles in a concert setting. Please bring your group no matter what their performance level and learn more about this great American art form.

This event will provide musicians with an opportunity to play for and hear other students in master classes and clinics with professional saxophonists, trumpeters, trombonists, pianists, drummers guitarists and bass players. Clinic topics include improvisation, rhythm section play, as well as large ensemble and small ensemble jazz performance practice.

Jazz Clinic Guest Faculty

  • David Bixler Quintet
  • Scott Wenholdt
  • John Hart guitar
  • Andy Watson drums
  • Ugonna Okegwo bass
  • Improvisation: Jamey Aebersold

Morehead State Jazz Faculty

  • Dr. Roosevelt Escalante (Jazz Vocal Ensemble)
  • Prof. Glenn Ginn (Jazz Guitar / Bass)

The 41st annual clinic is scheduled for April 11, 2014, With Special Assistance through Vandoren, Jamey Aebersold, Miles Ahead Music, Don Wilson Music, and Hurst Music.  Call 606.783.2198 or e-mail for more information.


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Music Education, Ashland, KY "Music education at MSU has provided me with a multitude of opportunities to enrich myself musically, intellectually and academically. The faculty is world-class. They truly care about their students and are invested in our futures as music educators. I am so very thankful for the care and preparation I have been given at MSU! I wouldn't trade my experience as a music education major for the world."

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