Jazz Up! Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Jazz! 3 classes

  • February 23, 2019
  • 10:00 AM
  • March 09, 2019
  • 12:00 PM
  • Corrales Arts Center


Jazz, America’s greatest original music, is the product of diversity, a mix of the native West African music and Christian hymns that slaves sang on their plantations, brought to its low-down flavor in the brothels of New Orleans. We’ll learn about the history, structure and great early artists of jazz in course one, then the blues in course two, then in course three, we’ll follow the art form of jazz to Paris in the 1920’s where it galvanized the art crowd and created a permanent demand for le jazz hot. These three, 2-hour courses can be taken separately for $30 each, or 2 for $55, or all 3 for $75. Click on the links below for descriptions and to register and pay online.  

What Makes It Jazz - February 9th

How to Write and Sing a Blues - February 23rd

Music from Paris in the Jazz Age - March 2nd

INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Priscilla Hallberg is a concert violinist and a 27 year veteran of the Boston Pops- Esplanade Orchestra. She has been on more than 20 national and international tours, working with Arthur Fiedler, John Williams and Keith Lockhart. She has taught violin, viola and music history and appreciation at Washington State, Murray State, Holy Cross, Medicine Hat College Conservatory in Canada and has been the host of “Amarillo Symphony Presents” on NPR. American jazz was a favorite research topic for her at Rutgers, where she recieved her DMA.

Having moved to Albuquerque in 2017, Priscilla lives, and teaches in the North Valley. She has performed with the Santa Fe Symphony, NM Phil, the Chatter, and has been a featured recitalist at UNM, on the Southwest Arts Concert Series in Albuquerque and Santa Fe, and at Music For the Soul, in Edgewood, NM.



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