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Jazz Arts Calendar

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Events and activities taking place in the Jazz Arts Program, 2018-2019.

FALL SEMESTER 2018

August 2018

August 23-25
Placement Exams

August 28-30
Ensemble Placement Auditions

September 2018

September 5
First Day of Fall Classes

September 17
Combos Start

September 18
Master Class: Buster Williams, bass
3:00 PM-5:00 PM, Location TBD

September 23
Performance: Arturo O’Farrill Octet
Verdi Square, 5:00 PM-7:00 PM

September 26
Submissions due for Composers’ Concert (Music Performance Library)
3:00 PM

October 2018

October 8
Rehearsals begin-Composer’s Chamber Jazz
Bossi-Comelli, 3:00 PM-5:00 PM

October 19
Concert: Composer’s Chamber Jazz
Ades Performance Space, 7:30 PM

October 22
Rehearsals begin-Jazz Orchestra-The Music of Quincy Jones
Bossi-Comelli, 3:00 PM-5:00 PM

October 31
Master Class: John Beasley, conductor, composer & pianist
5:00 PM-7:00 PM, Location TBD

November 2018

November 2
Concert: Jazz Orchestra: The Music of Quincy Jones with guest artist John Beasley
Harlem Stage, 7:30 PM

November 5
Concert: Jazz Orchestra: The Music of Quincy Jones with guest artist John Beasley
JALC – Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, 7:30 PM & 9:30 PM

November 14
Rehearsals begin-Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra with guest artist Paquito D’Rivera
Bossi-Comelli, 3:00 PM-5:00 PM

November 19
Jazz Phil Readings Submission Deadline (Music Performance Library)
10:00 am

November 26
Jazz Phil: All printed scores due (Music Performance Library)
10:00 AM

November 27
Master Class: Paquito D’Rivera, clarinet and saxophones
5:00 PM-7:00 PM, Location TBD

November 30
Concert: Afro Cuban Jazz Orchestra with guest artist Paquito D’Rivera
7:30 PM, Location TBD

December 2018

December 3
Concert: Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra with guest artist Paquito D’Rivera
JALC – Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, 7:30 PM & 9:30 PM

December 5
Jazz Phil Reading 1
9:30 AM-12:30 PM

December 7
Jazz Phil Reading 2
9:30 AM-12:30 PM

December 10-14
Finals Week

December 14
Last Day of Classes-Fall Semester

SPRING SEMESTER 2019

January 2019

January 7
First Day of Spring Classes

January 14
Rehearsals begin – MSM Studio Orchestra
Bossi-Comelli, 9:30AM – 12:30PM

January 25
Concert: MSM Studio Orchestra
Neidorff Karpati Hall, 7:30PM – 10:30PM

February 2019

February 4
Rehearsals begin – Composers Big Band
Bossi- Comelli, 3:00PM – 5:00PM

February 14
Concert: Composers Big Band
Mikowski Hall, 7:30PM – 10:30PM

March 2019

March 1-8
Entrance Auditions

March 2-17
Spring Break

March 18
Students Return to Classes
Rehearsals begin – Afro Cuban Jazz Orchestra, Guest Artist Arturo O’Farrill
Room 707, 3:00PM – 5:00PM

March 25
Rehearsals begin – Jazz Orchestra
Bossi-Comelli, 3:00PM – 5:00PM

March 28
Concert: Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra, Guest Artist Arturo O’Farrill
Neidorff Karpati Hall, 7:30PM – 10:30PM

March 29
Concert: Windscape, Portait in Many Colors
Greenfield Hall, 7:30PM – 10:30PM

April 2019

April 5
Concert: Jazz Orchestra
Harlem Stage, 7:30PM – 10:30PM

April 8
Concert: Jazz Orchestra
Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, 7:30PM & 9:30PM

April 9
Master Class: Christian Scott, Stretch Music Intensive
Bossi-Comelli, 1:00PM – 4:30PM

April 17
Concert: MSM Gala Concert
Carnegie Hall, 6:00PM – 11:00PM

April 18
Jazz Students Performance Outreach

April 26
Last Day of Classes

April 29
Juries Start

April 30
International Jazz Day

May 2019

May 2
Juries End

May 6-9
Finals Week

May 10
Commencement

Jazz Arts Scheduling

For information about scheduling in the Jazz Arts Department, please visit the Jazz Arts Scheduling page