Big Band Theory


Big Band Theory
Jim Widner, a professor and Director of Jazz Studies at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Jim Widner Big Band and his acclaimed summer jazz camps for middle school, high school, and college students. The camps, which offer a week-long, immersive experience for students, have grown substantially over the years. In totality, they've appeared on campuses in cities from the Gulf coast to the West coast, including Drury College (now University) in Springfield Missouri - where Widner had previously been involved in a Kenton camp - Sacramento State University, University of South Alabama - Mobile, Community College of Southern Nevada - Las Vegas, and their current homes at the University of Missouri - St. Louis, and University of Nebraska - Omaha. Campers take advantage of sessions that include master classes, theory and improvisation, as well as group listening, rehearsals, concerts by the Jim Widner Big Band, and a student performance with the band on the final night. Widner's conviction of the importance of jazz education led him to become a founding member of JEN (Jazz Education Network) nearly ten years ago.
Théorie et analyse musicales, pédagogie , Éducation