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Jazz Piano Intensive

Susan Muscarella

June 17 – 21, 2019

10am – 5pm

A 5-day intensive for the intermediate jazz pianist, focusing on rhythm, comping, and soloing in both piano-bass-drums jazz piano trio and solo piano formats.

Emphasis on swing feel, voicings and voice leading, and analysis of select masters’ solo transcriptions.

The week culminates with a student concert featuring all participants performing with the faculty rhythm section Friday at 7:30pm in Rendon Hall.

Enrollment limited to eight pianists.


Pianists must have the ability to play:

  • Major and minor scales and key signatures in both treble and bass clefs
  • Major, minor, diminished and augmented triads
  • Major, dominant and minor seventh chords

Susan Muscarella; Omree Gal-Oz

Rhythm Section: Jeff Denson; Alan Hall

Tuition • $975

Jazz Piano Technique M, T, W, Th, F 10am-12noon
Concert: Edward Simon, solo piano T 1-1:50pm
Concert: Peter Horvath Trio, Th 1-1:50pm
Private Instruction M, W. F 1-2pm
Transcription and Analysis M, W, F 2-3pm
Trio rehearsal M, T, W, Th, F 3-5pm
Trio Concert (Rendon Hall) F 7:30pm

Audition required: email susan@cjc.edu for appointment.

Refund Policy: $100 of program tuition is non-refundable until May 1st.  After that date, all tuition is non-refundable.

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