THE BUSINESS OF JAZZ: CONNECTING THE DOTS
These workshops and lectures on the Business of Jazz offer an insider’s view of the real-world considerations students face upon graduation: Career Management; Recording Opportunities; Production; Contact Development; Discovering One's Identity; Strategies for Handling Press, Publicity and Marketing.
BRIAN WILSON and PET SOUNDS, THE BEACH BOYS and THE MYTH OF CALIFORNIA
This seminar investigates the conditions actuating the rise of Brian Wilson, rock’s first great auteur, from his years as a founding architect of pop music through the creation of his landmark album, Pet Sounds. It examines his life and work in the studio, as he formulates an idealized vision of California – a Virtual Geography enacted through music.
THE SONGS and RECORDINGS of PAUL SIMON
This seminar examines the written and recorded work of Paul Simon. To many, his work both projected and reflected the zeitgeist of New York during the second half of the 20th century. We will examine selected compositions and recordings expanding the Great American Songbook – their inspiration, construction and historical place within the soundscape of modern pop music.
WORKSHOPS, U.S. and INTERNATIONAL
New York University, New York
The New School of Social Research, New York
Lemmens Institute, Leuven, Belgium
Koninklijk Conservatorium, Brussels, Belgium
University of Antwerp, Belgium
Conservatorium van Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Codarts Conservatorium, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Hochschule for Music, Hanover, Germany
Hochschule for Music, Hamburg, Germany
Hochschule for Music, Osnabrueck, Germany
Hochschule for Music, Bremen, Germany
Taller De Musics, Barcelona, Spain
University of Music and Performing Arts, Graz, Austria
JAM Music Lab, Vienna, Austria
University of Music & Performing Arts, Vienna, Austria