Women in Jazz Symposium - June 5, 2021, 10:30 am - 2:00 pm CDT
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The Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra invites students, educators, and jazz enthusiasts to participate in this event as a source of education, inspiration, and to broaden the discussion of nurturing young women in their pursuit in jazz. Women have been a driving force in jazz since its inception. Listen and learn from our keynote, Camille Thurman along with our amazing line-up of presenters, as they enrich your knowledge of incredible jazz musicians in the industry. Join us in this live-virtual experience where we will learn, connect, and make music. Includes jazz creativity workshops and learning about the many women who helped shape jazz since its inception.
*Note: This event will not be recorded.
$15 Students / $25 Adults (CAD)
A limited number of full bursaries are available. Get your teacher to email firstname.lastname@example.org to apply for you.
An email with more information and links to the event will be sent to you before the symposium.
List of Presenters (Full biographies of presenters and moderators are found here.)
Camille Thurman is our keynote speaker, singer and performer. www.camillethurmanmusic.com.
Jocelyn Gould is a professor and Head of Guitar Department at Humber College in Toronto.
Lauren Teterenko is a woodwind specialist, ensemble director, band EA, clinician, and private instrument instructor.
Jenny Kellogg is currently Director of Jazz and Trombone Studies at Eastern Washington University.
Karly Epp is a Canadian-born, New York-based jazz vocalist, currently an instructor at the University of Manitoba.
Anna Blackmore has a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies and was a part of the Women in Jazz Organization mentorship program in Spring 2019.
Shannon Kristjanson is a saxophonist, flutist, and vocalist who has worked extensively as a guest clinician and private instructor in middle schools, high schools, and post-secondary institutions.
Alexis Silver teaches Bands and Drama and has guest-conducted Honour Bands throughout Manitoba.
Anna Penno is currently a music educator, who conducted research in jazz pedagogy and gender studies while working on her Master’s of Music Education degree.
Cheri Foster teaches grades 6-8 concert and jazz bands is in her 2nd year as Manitoba Band Association president and the MBA's representative on the board of the Manitoba Music Educators' Association.
Women in Jazz project support by:
With the generous support of the
Winnipeg Arts Council with funding
from the City of Winnipeg
With the generous support of the Manitoba Arts Council