In light of Covid-19, CCPA’s American Music Institute team—comprised of faculty with backgrounds in performance, pedagogy, core music studies, musicianship, musicology, and music history, including Dr. Tom Kernan
(Head of the Bachelor of Musical Arts program
), Scott Mason
(Head of Jazz & Contemporary Music
), and Rebecca Schorsch (Lecturer, Musical Theatre Voice
)–is migrating this summer institute to a week of intensive, real-time, video sessions that are ideal for three categories of participants:
- High school and college-aged students (instrumentalists and vocalists) thinking broadly about the kind of performing artist YOU wish to become? Do you want to be on stage, in the studio, crossing-over, working just within one area of American musical life, or tackling many? This institute draws attention to American music as not merely one style or career, but an interwoven series of possibilities.
- Upper-level undergraduate and graduate students seeking to study American music (jazz, blues, folk, musical theater, American songbook, cabaret, contemporary, roots music, and more) in a more intensive setting and with more specialized tools than is typically part of most undergraduate programs.
- For educators, particularly elementary, secondary, and private educators, who wish to either approach their teaching of applied skills (private lessons, production rehearsals, ensembles) with new, interdisciplinary tools OR those who teach outside of music, such as in history, English, social studies, or American studies, and who wish to employ musical content and sources to examine topics and material in their classes.
All three types of participants will have content addressed to you in the workshops and sessions, and you will have access to the institute’s faculty members for roundtable discussions held at the beginning and end of each day’s content.
Pricing will be based on the level of participation:
$40 per session (select sessions based on topic)
$150 for any 4 sessions
$275 for any 8 sessions
$500 for access to all 15 sessions
Private Lesson Costs:
45-minute individual lessons (vocal or instrumental) - $60 (Lessons to include technique and repertoire; improvisation where applicable)
30-minute audition prep (vocal) - $45 (Deals with specific audition requirements)
Visit the AMI event page for application and payment instructions!