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2020 Fall Virtual Week

This event occurred in December, 2020.

Thanks for joining us for a week of virtual masterclasses for education! This was a five day education summit for educators, professional development, and students. We encouraged parents, jazz enthusiasts, and anyone who supports women in jazz to attend. Thanks again for coming! Read below to see some of the highlights!

Teaching Jazz History
with an Open Eye

Monday, Nov. 30, 2020

How can we include women and start to diversify jazz history when we are teaching in the classroom?

Hannah Grantham (Jazz Historian) and Amanda
Ekery (
New School) provided strategies and highlighted women to include into your jazz curriculums.

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Making Music More Inclusive

Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020

Educators Jenny Neff and Lori Schwartz Reichl talked about strategies for how to create a more inclusive environment in the classroom setting.

Rhythm Masterclass with Allison Miller

Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020

Drummer Allison Miller had us tapping our toes with this interactive masterclass to feel the beat! This session helped with rhythm internalization in jazz.


Performance and Q&A with Alexa Tarantino

Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020

Saxophonist, educator and composer Alexa Tarantino performed over Zoom (with special guest Steven Feifke!) and answered questions in between her selections!

Stories with the
Leading Ladies

Feat.  Claire Daly, Diane Monroe,
Monnette Sudler and Sherrie Maricle
Friday, Dec. 4, 2020

This incredible panel of women in jazz shared stories from their personal experiences in the jazz industry. There were also opportunities to ask them questions and hear their unique perspectives!

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