// Jazz @ the Red Dot 2018 - Format and Schedule \\
Daily Schedule
Group Session 
Integrated Ear Training/Rhythm/Theory
Lunch Break
Instrumental Master Classes
Guided Listening 



JazzAsia's Singapore Workshop aims to cater to domestic Singaporean as well as regional and international participants. To ensure all participants get a 5 day workshop, the workshop format is divided into two Streams.  Both Streams will be given the same curriculum and lessons, culminating in public performances by ensemble groups ensuring all participants finish the workshop with not only an improved Jazz skill set but also a taste of being a Jazz performer.

Saturday 24th March (9am to 12pm) will allow participants of Stream 1 to be assessed by the faculty. Stream 2 Assessment will be on Wed 28th March (9am to 12pm)


Using a theory assessment  (nobody fails) and listening to each student, the faculty will place each student into a classes and an ensemble appropriate to their level. 


Ensemble Rehearsals
Class Description

Stream 1


Primarily aimed at Singaporean participants who need to be at work or school during the week and can only attend on weekends. This Stream can be attended by international participants as well.

-Dates - Sat/Sun 24th-25th March   

9.00 am to 6.15pm.

Dates - Fri/Sat/Sun 30th, 31st March, April 1st  

9.00 am to 6.15 pm

Stream 2

- Primarily, aimed at international participants wanting a 5 consecutive day workshop. This Stream can be attended by local Singaporean participants as well.

- Dates - Wed- Sun, 28th - 31st March, April 1st, 

9.00 am to 6.15pm.

 Ensemble performances for All Streams, Sunday 1st April, 4-7.30pm at Singapore Botanic Gardens Amphitheatre.

Instrumental Master Class

Each faculty member works in a group Master Class with students on the faculty member's instrument, addressing instrumental fundamentals, technique, sound, feel, interaction, and other topics specific to the instrument.

Group Sessions

Special sessions (on topics such as rhythm section interaction, and ear training, and composition) will be interspersed throughout the week.

Guided Listening

Faculty members each will offer one guided listening session during the week for all students, playing recordings that are especially important to the faculty member, and explaining why and what to listen for.


Students are grouped by level and attend a class taught by a faculty member who addresses harmonic and rhythmic theory suitable to the class's experience level.


A faculty member guides each ensemble through rehearsals, giving feedback and tips on all aspects of musicianship. Ensembles may play music that includes 1) standards; 2) jazz standards; 3) original compositions by faculty members; 4) original compositions brought by students. At the beginning of the workshop, ensembles are assembled by faculty to group students in musically conducive settings.

* All participants will have to decide which Stream they want to participate in at the beginning of the workshop. Any changes to the Stream mid workshop will be assessed on a case by case basis.

* Jam Sessions: Students are invited to perform together in jam sessions, held outside of regular class

* Student Performances: The Workshop will culminate in public performances by the student


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