Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Auditions for music classes for Spring 2015

The Straz Center’s Patel Conservatory is hosting auditions for its spring music classesSpace is available in many vocal and instrumental classes including Rock School, Chamber and Jazz Ensembles and Vocal Arts classes.

Auditions will be as follows:

Rock School
Sat., Dec. 6, 2014 from 12 to 2 p.m.
Tues., Jan. 13, 2015 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Students are placed in bands according to age and skill level, and weekly rehearsals culminate in a fully-produced Rock School Blowout concert at Skipper’s Smokehouse.

Jazz and Chamber Ensembles
Tues., Jan. 6, 2015 from 5 to 8 p.m.
Sat., Jan. 10, 2015 from 10 a.m. to noon
In the jazz ensembles, students receive instruction in improvisation, ensemble playing and elements of music theory.
In chamber ensembles, students study chamber music of various composers, periods and styles, and learn repertoire appropriate for their ability level.

To schedule an audition for Rock School, Jazz or Chamber Ensembles, email or call 813.222.1002.

Vocal Arts Junior and Senior Choirs and Ensembles
Tues., Jan. 6, 2015 from 5 - 8 p.m.
Sat., Jan. 10 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

In vocal arts classes, student receive i
nstruction in proper singing technique and music reading skills, studying choral music of many styles and languages, including Broadway hits, folk tunes, classical standards, popular music and elements of show choir.
For the audition, students should prepare a short song or excerpt (16 measures or about 30 seconds) to sing, preferably with sheet music. An accompanist will be provided.

To schedule an audition for a vocal arts class, email Kavan Gillespie at or call 813.222.1002.

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