July 15 to July 26, 2013
SIM in collaboration with New York University is proud to announce it’s 2nd summer Intensive workshop at NYU.
The session will take place in NYU’s state of the art jazz facilities located in the heart of Greenwich Village.
Similar to this past year, SIM students will have the choice of adding a housing and meal plan.
Dates: July 15 to July 26, 2013
Program Fees: $825 per week (1-2 week options)
Housing Dates: Check-In: July 14, Check-Out: July 27
Estimated Housing and Meal Plan Fees:
Housing : $211 shared, $286 single per week.
Meal plan: $125 – 155 per week.
Application Deadline: May 1, 2013
Application Procedure: Fill out the online application on the SIM website. Successful applicants will also be required to formally apply on NYU’s website as well. (info to follow)
Faculty for the 2013 summer intensive:
Core Faculty – Ralph Alessi, Andy Milne, Kris Davis, Tim Berne, Drew Gress, Michael Formanek, Gerald Cleaver, Tom Rainey
Masterclasses – J. Granelli, Samir Chatterjee, Jim Black, Michael Attias, Ben Gerstein, Fred Hersch
Private Lessons – Ralph Alessi, Andy Milne, Brad Shepik, Jim Black, Tony Malaby, Tim Berne, Drew Gress, Michael Formanek, Gerald Cleaver, Tom Rainey, Mark Helias
Program Overview: The School for Improvisational Music (SIM) is the instructional facet of the Center for Improvisational Music (CIM) for aspiring students of jazz and creative music. Since 2001, SIM has held 20 intensive workshop sessions for 800 students from all over the globe. The session includes 2 masterclasses per day, ensemble coaching, a performance and 2 private lessons per week.
SIM workshops are open to individuals aged 18 and older but exceptions will be made on occasion.
Content: The SIM experience encompasses ample playing opportunities and discussion of improvisational concepts. SIM is less about teaching through the lens of style and more about the overarching concepts of improvisation, touching on multiple disciplines. That said, students are offered two private lessons per week with our faculty, allowing personal instruction on any musical topic.
Students stay in shared rooms in an NYU residence hall with one or two roommates. The residence hall is located near Washington Square Park, a short walk from campus buildings. The housing and meals cost includes a meal plan of 10 meals per week and a card with $25 declining dollars. Participants can eat meals in campus dining halls, Monday-Friday. Students should bring long (80 inch) twin bed size flat and fitted sheets, blankets, bedspreads, pillows, and their own towels. The residence hall building has air conditioning and Internet access with an Ethernet cable.
NYU Public Safety Services officers are on duty 24 hours a day. Because our standards for achievement are high, we accept highly motivated students who will enjoy the classes as well as the cultural activities. It is, therefore, important to know that failure to comply with regulations will be grounds for immediate dismissal from the program. Parents and/or guardians will be contacted as soon as any unsatisfactory behavior is recognized.
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