Summer Music Program Schedule
|June 18th - June 29th |
|Laney Jazz Intensive||(all instruments)|
|July 2 - July 12|
|Summer Band||(wind instruments)|
|July 16 - July 26|
|Summer Orchestra||(string instruments)|
Symphonic Band and String Orchestra
The Summer Music Program at Laney College is proud to have provided summer youth programs for the past 25 years. This year's program promises to be very exciting with the return of Symphonic Band and String Orchestra with our talented conductor Lori Willis. Each two-week session will conclude with a free Noon Concert featuring the talented members of the program. Students attending the program in the past have been of middle and high school age with at least a year of performance experience.
The cost is $150.00 for each entire session. Please download and print the application and return with your check:
The Laney Jazz IntensiveJohn Gove, Jay Lehmann, and an extraordinary Jazz staff offer for the first time at Laney College the Laney Jazz Intensive.
- - Starting at 9:00am each morning every minute will be devoted to helping each participant improve their jazz performing skills with sessions devoted to improvisation, jazz reading skills, big band ensemble execution, small combo unity and much more. Each day will start with a gathering in the theater for a big band rehearsal of charts specifically arranged for the group by John and Jay. Each section of the band will have coaches dedicated to tightening the section sound with individual and sectional instruction.
- - After a break at 10:30, members can opt for improvisation study or individual instrument instruction.
- - After a brief rest for lunch members can study directly with John to learn jazz arranging skills or opt to spend time with Jay working on jazz ear training and listening skills.
- - The day will conclude with the return to the theater for a special presentation and final big band rehearsal.
- - 3:00 is the end of the day's schedule.
Laney College has always been a source of affordable high quality jazz instruction and we are proud to offer this two week opportunity for a total fee of $300.00 In order to have the best staff available we must have all participants enrolled by June 1st. We will be limiting the enrollment to the first 50 applicants on a first come first served basis. Each attendee will receive a commemorative gift marking the event at a concluding concert to be held at noon on June 29th.
Please download and print the application and return with your check:
Location - Get Directions
The Laney College Music Department offers an ideal creative summer experience! Located in the heart of the Arts Center of Oakland, only steps away from the Oakland Art Museum and the Calvin Simmons Theater and adjacent to the Lake Merrit BART station, students can commute from anywhere in the greater Bay Area. You do not have to leave town or stay over night or eat camp food to have a great musical summer. The Laney College Music Department and the Laney Theater are back to back and all large rehearsals will take place right on the stage that the performances will occur. This provides an excellent opportunity for students to experience the acoustics of a professional theater. Click here for a map.
The two week sessions include large group and sectional rehearsals along with repertory and theory workshops. The conducting staff is joined by college and university students from the Bay Area's finest music schools. Students have the opportunity to work one on one with counselors on their specific instrument to gain valuable playing techniques. In addition, our counselors will perform special concerts as well as discuss various practice techniques with all students. The Music Department is well equipped with practice rooms and recording facilities to allow students to progress quickly toward their goal of becoming accomplished musicians. Here is a typical day's schedule:
|9:00||-||10:15||Full Group Rehearsal|
|2:00||-||3:00||Full Group rehearsal|
The noon concert is always one of the highlights of the two week summer experience. The public is invited to hear the fruits of the intense two week music rehearsals at a concert held on the Laney Campus in the Theater. Admission is free.
The Laney Campus Cafeteria will be open all summer for students to purchase lunch or students may opt to bring their own lunch. Students are well supervised, with roll taken at each activity and faculty are always available in the student cafeteria.
When You Arrive...
On the first day of each session students should arrive at 8:45am. Signs will be posted at the 9th and Fallon St. Entrance to Laney College and Counselors and Staff will greet students near the flag pole with directions to the nearby theater and music department. Plan to pick up students at the flagpole at 3:00pm, unless they are taking public transportation.
Be a part...
...of this intense musical experience! Submit your application early, as the program fills quickly.