Girls Do Jazz 2019
Want to be inspired and get more involved in the world of jazz? Learn about improvised music, foster relationships with emerging and established musicians, engage with a like-minded creative community. You will develop your musical skills and career path through informal performances, rehearsals and discussions.
Girls Do Jazz aims to address the gender imbalance in jazz music by giving young students an opportunity to hear, interact, converse, and perform with women who are following professional pathways in jazz and improvised music. Workshop sessions will incorporate a repertoire of blues, jazz standards, modal playing, original tunes and free improvisation.
The course is suitable for 13-20 year-old female and gender-non-conforming students instrumentalists with an interest in jazz and improvisation and those intending to audition for Jazz and Improvisation at the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music in the future.
- 11 August
- 8 September
- 13 October
- 10 November
- 8 December (at the Jazzlab as part of the Melbourne Women's International Jazz Festival)
UoM Staff and Students: $495
Throughout the program I met many like-minded and encouraging individuals who shared my passion for jazz. It was great to be around the volunteers, Uni students who were taking the course with Andrea, as we could clearly see the possibilities for us in the future. We were able to make connections with the other girls and feel encouraged as there was no minimum requirement to be a part. It felt like one large, positive learning journey for all of us. I was motivated to practice when I got home and let me experience a side of jazz I would never have been given the opportunity to if I hadn’t participated!GracePianist who took part in Girls Do Jazz 2018