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International Music Seminar - JZ Shanghai Music Festival
Shanghai, China, 12–18 October 2009

Course Timetable

Oct 12

JZ School

0900 - 1000 Registration
1000 - 1100 Welcome followed by choir session with Guillermo Rozenthuler
1100 - 1300 Orientation and Level Assessments
1300 - 1430 Lunch
1430 - 1515 Pulse Training
1515 - 1545 Conducting Skills
1600 - 1730 Ensemble Session

JZ Club

2100 - 2200 GMF performance

Oct 13, 14 and 15

JZ School

1000 - 1200 Conducting Skills*

Pulse Training*

1200 - 1330 Instrument Classes
1330 - 1430 Lunch
1430 - 1600 Jazz Seminars

Oct 13 - GMF Jazz Improvisation

Oct 14 - Presented by Bernie's Lounge - non GMF activity

Oct 15 - Presented by Catherine Lambert - non GMF activity
1600 - 1730 Ensemble Session**

JZ Club
Oct 13 1930 - 2100 Jam Session
Oct 14 1930 - 2100 Jam Session

2100 - 2200 GMF performance

Oct 16

JZ School
1000 - 1200 Conducting Skills*

Pulse Training*

1200 - 1330 Instrument Classes
1330 - 1500 Lunch
1500 - 1700 Grand performance rehearsal

* Precise order of morning activities may be different.
** Wednesday the 14th Ensemble Session to be delivered by JZ School and some members of GMF faculty

Oct 16, 17 & 18

Free entry to the JZ Shanghai Music Festival

Specialist Workshops

At the beginning of each day, students on all the courses come together to participate in a unique sequence of activities which collectively stimulate self-awareness and enhance creativity.

Pulse Training - by Stephen Keogh

Pulse lies at the heart of music, and developing one's own inner pulse is the goal of these sessions. The work fosters awareness - of the pulse, of silence, of the other members of the group. This workshop is hugely beneficial to musicians of every kind.

Vocal and Body Training - by Guillermo Rozenthuler

Working with the breathing, movement and body.
Musical traditions from around the world provide the material for this workshop. Participants learn to connect the voice to the body, singing melodies and rhythms while playing patterns with the hands - and feet! In a group, the layering of parts energizes each musician bringing about greater awareness in collective music making.Every GMF workshop features outstanding musicians who are also great communicators. Under their guidance, participants gain valuable insights and playing experience, rehearsing together towards a concert. There are classes in the various musical disciplines such as instrumental technique, harmony, ensemble playing and improvisation, and, as well as teaching individually and in groups, the tutors give performances themselves.

International Music Seminar - JZ Shanghai Music Festival


International Music Seminar - JZ Shanghai Music Festival


International Music Seminar - JZ Shanghai Music Festival


1 Gilad Atzmon (saxophone), Frank Harrison (piano), Jeremy Brown (Bass) and Stephen Keogh (drums) at JZ Club 2 Shanghai at night 3 Stephen Keogh performs at JZ Shanghai Music Festival

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