June 21st to 27th, 2015 – Woodstock, Vermont
Join us for an unforgettable week where the historic village of beautiful Woodstock, Vermont becomes your home, your campus, your stage!
- Amazing master classes for all instruments and voice with world-class mentors
- Inspiring classes in creativity, composition, arranging, improvisation, jazz theory, ear training, transcription, painting, drawing, creative writing and storytelling
- Supportive and holistic learning environment
- Opportunities to experience a mix of art forms as well as intensive focus on your primary passion
- Joint student/faculty performances, readings and exhibits
- Exciting ensembles: jazz combos, big band, gospel choir, nightly jam sessions
- Yoga and meditation
- Daily inspirational talks and performances by faculty in the morning meeting
- Delicious lunches and dinners prepared daily with primarily locally grown Vermont products
Click below for information on our summer intensive programs.
Unlock the mysteries of improvisation and build your jazz repertoire in this powerful and inspiring weeklong workshop. Interplay’s award-winning faculty mentors will support you in mastering techniques and overcoming challenges in daily master classes. Rehearse and play in a combo each day, as you build your jazz repertoire and performance skills. Develop your jazz vocabulary in theory and improvisation classes, and through listening to and playing with Interplay faculty and students in nightly jam sessions.
The Instrumental Jazz Intensive Workshop includes classes, morning meetings and yoga, lunch and dinner, and evening activities each day, and all performances and concert tickets.
Student Performances: Thursday 6/25 & Saturday 6/27.
Study with world-class jazz vocal instructors who guide you in building your repertoire, finding your keys and telling your story through music and lyrics. Daily master classes with professional accompanists allow you to learn and practice a range of skills so that you feel supported and prepared for jazz performances. Learn proper breath control, tone production, intonation and phrasing; practice melodic and rhythmic improvisation; and learn how to communicate tempo, feeling and form. The Vocal Jazz Intensive Workshop includes classes, morning meetings and yoga, lunch and dinner, and evening activities each day, and all performances and concert tickets
Student Performances: Thursday 6/26 & Saturday 6/28.
Interplay’s visual art classes provide students with an introduction to drawing and painting and opportunities throughout the week to interact with faculty and student jazz musicians. The goal would is to create a synergy with improvising musicians and a final project that could include each student’s unique visualization of jazz.
Student Exhibit: Saturday 6/27
Experience: beginner to intermediate, materials will be provided.
Classes will be held from 9 AM -12 PM and 1 – 4 PM. The first day we will focus on drawing and the second day we will explore using paint and color mixing. Interspersed with these two days will be art history, investigation into the nature of abstraction, and life drawing/sketching. During the third, fourth and fifth day you will create, install and present your final project, which might be a group mural, a self-portrait, a symbolic self-portrait, a visualization of a jam session, an abstraction of jazz, or whatever you choose.
Includes classes, entrance to all performances, lunch and dinner each day, evening activity, concert tickets, morning meetings and yoga. Evening activities may include individual work, gospel choir, big band, small ensembles or jam sessions.
Instructor: Peter Bodge
Artist statement: Jazz and the Visual Arts have been passions of mine for as long as I can remember and I spent a lot of time and energy vainly trying to marry the two into a harmonious relationship. Then, in 1974, I got an idea to make a calendar featuring the images of jazz musicians and wanted to give them to a few of my friends. Making linoleum block prints seemed to be the best way to achieve that goal and that endeavor became the catalyst for the last 40 years work. One of the reasons this medium speaks to me so insistently is that the multiple image process provides that more than one person can hang that Billie Holiday image on their walls, that many people can “hear” that Miles image right off their own walls, that the medium allows me, as Papa Jo Jones said, to “pass it on”.
Tuition & Materials $750Register!
We are offering two tracks: the written word in the mornings, spoken word in the afternoons. You may choose one track and focus the other half-days on individual work or opt to explore both tracks. In addition we will meet each day for group inspiration time and for a feedback session on works-in-progress. No prior experience is required. We’re looking for people who want to experiment and explore new genres as well as those who want to primarily focus on a chosen genre. All participants will have opportunities throughout the week to interact with, inspire, and be inspired by Interplay Jazz students and faculty.
Learn sources for ideas and the power of play, as well as specific techniques and the disciplines of revision and practice. Depending on participant interest, genres may include poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, memoir, children’s literature, storytelling, theatre games/improvisation, interpretive reading, slam poetry, spoken word/music collaborative improvisation, and writing for personal growth, insight and healing. We also will have opportunities to read and/or perform for the public.
Come and stir up ideas for a year’s worth of creative work OR come and dedicate hours each day to the work you have been longing to get to. Bring your favorite writing tools, samples of your favorite writers, works-in-progress (if any) and clothes that are comfortable for movement. Come and create, surrounded by supportive energy, jazz and the beauty of Woodstock, Vermont!
Includes morning meeting, classes, entrance to all performances, lunch and dinner each day, concert tickets and yoga and evening activities. Evening activities may include individual work, gospel choir, big band, small ensembles or jam sessions.
Instructor: Marv Klassen-Landis is a poet, storyteller and theatre artist who does creative writing with patients at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and directs a performance ensemble for SafeArt. A co-founder and performer with Children’s Voices Theatre, he also has taught creative writing at the high school and college levels and has led many storytelling, writing, and theatre workshops and residencies from Vermont to Colorado. He has published poetry in a variety of journals and is the author of a children’s book.
Daily 9am to 5:45pm
Student Performances: Thursday 6/25 & Saturday 6/27.
Come play with us this summer and learn more about the wonderful world of jazz! You’ll listen to and learn from Interplay’s award-winning faculty in master classes and combo rehearsal, and you’ll play in a big band. Start each day listening to and being inspired by Interplay faculty, then move into a day of learning technique, ear training and playing music. Rehearse and play in a combo each day, as you build your jazz repertoire and performance skills in preparation for your two Interplay performances.
Tuition $750 (no daily rate)Register!
A limited amount of financial support may be available to individuals who are unable to attend Interplay Jazz & Arts without financial assistance, and who request tuition reduction in online or in writing by May 5, 2015.
Financial support to attend Interplay’s workshops is based on need and merit. All recipients should plan on paying the $300 application fee. After evaluating all requests, the Interplay development committee will make a decision about how much financial support we can give to each student by May 15, 2015.
You will receive notification on or before May 20, 2015. We will do our best to make it possible for each interested student requesting support to attend Interplay Jazz & Arts.
You must register for a workshop and pay a $300 deposit BEFORE applying for financial aid. Register here.