Dear friends of the Neuburg Summer Academy,
The course category Jazz/Pop will cover a range from Jazz to related music areas like Rock, Funk, Blues, Gospel, Latin, Singer-Songwriter etc. This variety will have an influence on individual instrumental coaching and ensemble work. This course will show you creative ways to approach all genres with joy of playing and expertise.
This course category is intended for all people whose passion for music is an important part of life: young musicians preparing for a professional career or studies, semi-professionals performing on stages for years with the wish to expand their horizon or amateurs not wanting to play alone at home anymore. These courses are not suitable for beginners, prior knowledge of the instrument is required.
In the morning, there will be solo and group lessons with the respective instrumental lecturer. In the afternoon, we will work together on a band program for a concert which will take place in the town theatre at the end of the week. There will be space for own compositions, collective improvisations and creative arrangements of already known materials.
Artistic director of Jazz/Pop
This course is aimed at advanced singers like music students, ambitious pupils, teachers interested in further training or advanced beginners. Depending on your individual level, we will continue to concentrate. Our focus will lie on curiosity, interaction and enthusiasm for making music. Following course topics will be: vocal training, discovery of different sounds of voice in popular styles, training of the hearing and intonation, rhythmic education, working on groove and timing, stylistics of jazz-pop, song and text interpretation, part singing and basics of vocal improvisation and communication.
The art of creating songs of all kinds, pop songs, Jazz standards etc. when singing is combined with piano.