No tuition fees required; deadline to apply extended to August 19
The inaugural Jazz On The Mountain At Whistler invites aspiring guitar students from across North America to apply for a select number of coveted spots within the Master Class Series, taking place September 2 to 4, 2011 in Whistler, BC. Over the course of six workshops, students will learn from some of jazz music’s most well-known guitar virtuosos– Kevin Eubanks, Stanley Jordan, Russ Freeman, Lorne Lofsky, Greg Lowe and Stan Samole, providing a tremendous opportunity to pick up tips from true masters.
Due to overwhelming support from Festival sponsors, the Master Class Series has announced some major changes to its program, enabling this opportunity to be available to a much wider group of talented guitarists to participate, and ensuring a high calibre of student talent in attendance:
No tuition fees will be charged or collected for the 2011 Master Class Series.
The application deadline is extended to Friday, August 19, 2011.
Succesful applicants will be advised by Monday, August 22, 2011.
The inaugural Master Class Series presents six of the most impressive guitarists on the planet, together in one place, offering an incredibly unique and memorable experience to each of the students. Each Master Class faculty member has a completely unique and distinctive instrumental voice and technique; all of them show individualized and stunningly personal approaches to guitar. They are also deeply experienced educators with over 130 combined years of teaching to their credit.
Six intimate, 90-minute learning sessions will each be taught by a true jazz master:
The most improved students from the Master Class Series will be selected by Eubanks and the Master Class faculty to perform with their teachers in an All-Star Jazz On The Mountain At Whistler Jam, to be held the afternoon of Sunday, September 4, 2011 on the free outdoor stage of Village Square in the heart of Whistler Village.
Students interested in participating in the Master Class Series must complete an online application form by Friday, August 19, 2011. A letter of reference from the applicant’s music teacher and two solo recordings must be uploaded to complete the application. Full details and an outline of associated fees are available online at www.whistlerjazzfest.com/masterclasses.
Jazz On The Mountain At Whistler is Canada’s newest jazz festival taking place Labour Day weekend September 2 to 4, 2011 in the lively pedestrian village of Whistler, British Columbia. With free and ticketed concerts throughout Whistler, the Festival will feature jazz greats Kevin Eubanks, Stanley Jordan, Oliver Jones, The New Gary Burton Quartet, Spyro Gyra and The Rippingtons, plus a host of other talented artists. Highlights include daily outdoor concerts, Whistler Olympic Plaza as the main ticketed venue, a late night jazz series, the Master Class Series, and an interactive, family-friendly street festival.
For more information about the concert schedule, artist bios, and to purchase tickets and/or hotel packages, please visit www.whistlerjazzfest.com.
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