Private Music Lessons

Fall 2015 Private Music Lessons
Online registration: September 15-19

Lessons begin: September 21

AFFILIATE ARTISTS 2015 - 2016

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Bagpipes and Celtic Whistle,
Irish and Scottish Harp

Timothy Cummings, bagpipes,
Irish whistle
pipingtim@gmail.com

Dominique Dodge, Celtic harp
dominiquetheharper@hotmail.com

Drums

Russ Lawton, drums
sub55@live.com

Fiddle, Banjo,
Beginning Mandolin

Peter Sutherland
epact@gmavt.net

Guitar

Paul Asbell,
acoustic/electric guitar
pasbell@paulasbell.com

Dayve Huckett, acoustic/electric
guitar and ukulele
dayvehuckett@hotmail.com

Eric Despard, classical guitar
edespard@comcast.net

Harmonica

Mark Lavoie, harmonica
lavoie@gmavt.net

Piano, Harpsichord,
and Organ

Sadie Brightman, piano
sadiedb@gmail.com

Diana Fanning, piano
fanning@middlebury.edu

Emory Fanning, organ
efanning@middlebury.edu

Dick Forman, jazz piano
forman@middlebury.edu

Cynthia Huard, piano, harpsichord
huard@middlebury.edu

Natasha Koval Paden, piano
william.paden@uvm.edu

 

 

Strings

Paul Reynolds, viola
pkr10@hotmail.com

Katherine Winterstein, violin
kathwint@mac.com

Dieuwke Davydov, cello
ddcello@gmail.com

Glendon Ingalls, bass
ingallstaff2@comcast.net

Voice

Carol Christensen
christen@middlebury.edu

Dick Forman, jazz voice
forman@middlebury.edu


Susanne Peck

lunalove@gmavt.net

Beth Thompson
tosca@vermontel.net

Winds, horns and reeds

Miles Donahue, saxophone
milesdonahue@comcast.net

Mia Fritze,
french horn
mmfritze@gmail.com

Dan Frostman, oboe
dfrostma@middlebury.edu

Glendon Ingalls, trumpet
ingallstaff2@comcast.net

Bear Irwin, trombone
birwin@rssu.org

Anne Janson, flute
anne.janson1@gmail.com

Steven Klimowski, clarinet
clarinetster@gmail.com

Jazz Workshop

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The Jazz Workshop provides a weekly opportunity for jazz students to work on repertoire development, jazz idiom and theory, improvisation and playing in small groups.  It is open to any competent musician; previous jazz experience is not necessary.  .

Auditions are optional, though they help to organize the workshop.  Auditions are scheduled during the first week of classes of each term.  A description of the audition process can be found at the MiddJazz blog site, http://sites.middlebury.edu/middjazz/   If you choose not to audition, you’re welcome to just show up at the first JW meeting.

The Jazz Workshop meets Thursdays, 4:30 - 6:30 pm in MCFA room 221, beginning in the second week of classes in each term.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.

Dick Forman, Director of Jazz Activities
CFA 318
802 443 3288
forman@middlebury.edu

Sound Investment Jazz Ensemble

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The Sound Investment Jazz Ensemble uses the traditional mix of saxes, trombones, trumpets, piano, guitar, bass and drums, supplemented on occasion by other instruments and vocalists.  We’ve included violin, harmonica, vibes, viola, cello and SATB vocal quartets in our recent work. 

The full band rehearses on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:30 to 6:30.  Additional weekly sectional rehearsals are required and are arranged at the convenience of each section. 

For music majors, playing with The Sound Investment Jazz Ensemble meets the Music Department’s performance ensemble requirement.  Academic credit is available for all participants. (See course listing for MUSC 0205.)  All band members are urged to take private lessons with one of the Department’s Affiliate Artists.  A significant discount is offered to encourage doing this.

Auditions are required to participate in the SIJE.  Auditions are scheduled during the first week of classes of each term.  A description of the audition process, audition pieces and recordings can be found and downloaded at the MiddJazz blog site, http://sites.middlebury.edu/middjazz/

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.

Dick Forman, Director of Jazz Activities
MCA 318
802 443 3288
forman@middlebury.edu

 

Jazz Activities

Sound Investment Jazz Ensemble in action

Jazz has been part of the Middlebury experience since the early 1930’s, when a group of students formed a band to play the music that’s come to be called America’s National Treasure.  Jazz continues to be heard in practice rooms and performance spaces across campus.  The Music Department supports a vibrant jazz scene with two organized activities for jazz players - The Sound Investment Jazz Ensemble and the Jazz Workshop, periodic courses in jazz and other popular music genres, and jazz-specific private lessons in piano, voice, guitar, sax, trumpet, trombone, bass and drums.

Visit http://sites.middlebury.edu/middjazz for the latest in jazz news.


The SOUND INVESTMENT JAZZ ENSEMBLE is the department’s 17-piece big band that builds on the 80-year history of swingin’ music at Middlebury.  The band plays the best of contemporary jazz arrangements in addition to celebrating the great tunes of the swing- and jazz band repertoire.  The ensemble uses the traditional mix of saxes, trombones, trumpets, piano, guitar, bass and drums, supplemented on occasion by other instruments and vocalists.  Membership in the ensemble is by audition and is open to both music majors and non-majors; experienced players are especially encouraged to apply.  There are openings in all sections, with a particular need this year for trombonists.

The full band rehearses on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:30 to 6:30, in MCFA 221; with additional sectional rehearsals to be arranged.  Fall 2015 rehearsals will begin on Wednesday, September 23.  We’ll probably play 5 or 6 gigs during the year.

Auditions will be held on Thursday and Friday, September 17 and 18, from 2:00 to 5:00 each day, in MCFA 217.  Please sign up for an audition time on the bulletin board outside the Music Department office, MCFA 307.  Other audition times may be possible by appointment.   Audition specifics can be found at www.sites.middlebury.edu/middjazz

Academic credit for playing in the band is available. (See course listing for MUSC 0205D.)  Band members are strongly urged to take private lessons with one of the Department’s Affiliate Artists.  A significant discount is offered to encourage doing this.  Playing with The SIJE meets the Music Department’s performance ensemble requirement for music majors.

SINGERS:  PLEASE NOTE!  We’re planning on performing a couple of arrangements for SATB vocal quartet and big band.  Please contact Dick Forman if you’re interested in auditioning.



The Jazz Workshop provides a weekly opportunity for jazz students to work on repertoire development, jazz idiom and theory, improvisation and playing in small groups.  Previous jazz experience is not necessary, but competency on your instrument is required. Beginning jazz players are welcome; advanced students are encouraged to participate.  Combo performances are encouraged and supported in spaces around campus, at 51 Main (the College’s downtown bistro) and in presentations in the Center for the Arts.

The workshop meets on Thursdays, from 4:30 to 6:30 in the Center for the Arts, room 221.  The first session this Fall will be on Thursday, September 24, but rescheduled for 7:00 p.m. to avoid conflicts with the Clifford Symposium keynote address. Auditions are not required. If you would like to participate in the workshop, you're welcome to just show up at the first session. We'll set up initial combos at that first session. For more information and to be added to the mailing list please contact Dick Forman at Forman@middlebury.edu



We’re happy to feature several recordings of our current and former students. The recordings were made at performances in the MCA Concert Hall, using two fixed microphones mounted over the stage. The recording results are, unfortunately, not studio-quality, but the samples will give you an idea of the material we play and the great music we make together. 


Click below to listen.

88 Basie Street.  Composed and arranged by Sammy Nestico.  SIJE, featuring Felix Klos ‘14, piano.

Bag’s Groove.  Composed by Milt Jackson, arranged by John Clayton, Jr..  SIJE, featuring Grace Bell ‘13, vibes, Jeff Haswell ’12, tenor sax, and Peter Moore ’14, alto sax.

Caravan.  Composed by Duke Ellington and Juan Tizol, arranged by John Wasson.  SIJE, featuring Taylor Smith, ’12, alto sax.

I Hope in Time a Change Will Come.  Composed and arranged by Oliver Nelson.  SIJE, featuring Andy Singer, ’11, soprano sax.

Time after Time.  Lyrics by Sammy Cahn, music by Jule Styne.  Arranged for the Marty Paich Orchestra.  SIJE, featuring Elizabeth Goffe ’09, vocals, Ross Bell ’10, tenor sax.

I Mean You.  Composed by Thelonious Monk.  The Felix Klos Trio.  Felix Klos ’14, piano, Brian Parker ’14, bass, Joel Feier, ’13 drums.

Time after Time.  Lyrics by Sammy Cahn, music by Jule Styne.  The Felix Klos Trio.  Felix Klos ’14, piano, Brian Parker ’14, bass, Joel Feier, ’13 drums.

Jazz program is alive and well at Middlebury

The Sound Investment Jazz Ensemble completed its third full year under Dick Forman’s direction, and its second year as a Music Department performance ensemble. Twenty one students participated. The band offered five performances this year, including a town-gown dance at the Town Hall Theater in April.

Fifteen students performed in the Spring Jazz Showcase. Combos that formed in the Jazz Workshop performed regularly at the Grille, and occasionally at 51 Main.

The jazz program is growing. About 50 applicants for the Class of ’13 submitted jazz recordings with their applications. This is about a 30 percent increase from last year.