Girls Jazz Day 2019
Please fill out the following form to join Preservation Hall Foundation and Loyola University New Orleans for our first Girls Jazz Day! The workshop is FREE for middle school and high school female-identifying students. At least 1 year of experience on your instrument is required to take part in the event.
Questions? Please contact Ashley Shabankareh at 504-309-2123 or at
WHAT IS GIRLS JAZZ DAY?
We believe girls belong in music, especially in jazz. At this half day workshop, you'll make friends, connect with amazing women role models, and come away being inspired to improve and develop your musical skills.
You'll build more confidence when taking a solo and improvising. We'll work on teaching you the basics and you'll build on them in a supportive atmosphere. We're here to help you along the way!
WHEN IS GIRLS JAZZ DAY?
Saturday, October 5th, 2019
WHERE IS JAZZ GIRLS DAY?
Loyola University New Orleans
Music and Communications Building (at the Corner of Calhoun and St. Charles)
6363 St. Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70118
Students will have the opportunity to self-select which class they want to take a part in. All students will have an opportunity to jam and learn from the women who are teaching at Girls Jazz Day.
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM - Registration and Games
Check-in with our volunteers and meet our instructors and mentors who will be working with students all day.
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM - Welcome!
Listen as our instructors perform a welcome tune and introduce who they are! We'll be joined by very special guest, world-class violinist Sara Caswell!
9:30 AM - 11AM - Jazz Improv
Students have the opportunity to self-select which group they want to perform in. Not sure what to select? We generally recommend the following:
· Beginning = no experience, typically 10-11 years old
· Intermediate = some jazz experience, typically 11-13 years old
· Advanced = play in a jazz group regularly, typically 13 years old and up
11:00AM - 11:15 AM - Snack Time!
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM - Women Running the Show - A Panel Discussion with Women in Jazz
Curious what it's like to be a woman or girl in jazz? Want to know more about how our clinicians and instructors got to where they are today? In this interactive panel discussion, students will have the opportunity to lead the discussion and ask questions to participating individuals.
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM - Lunch
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM - Clinician Jam
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Closing Jam and Reflections
WHAT TO BRING
Instrument, sack lunch, and refillable water bottle. Girls who play drums and piano do not need to bring instruments. If you play bass or tuba and can bring your bass or tuba, please do. If you play bass or tuba and can't bring yours, email Ashley at
to make arrangements.
We sincerely look forward to having you join us at Girls Jazz Day!
Preservation Hall Foundation
Student First Name
Student Last Name
Years Playing Primary Instrument
High School Graduation Year
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Be sure to note your correct year of birth, not 2019
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How Did You Hear About Jazz Girls Day?
My Band Director
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