Help our Jazz Band Students perform in Spain
New Mexico State University Trumpet Studio and Jazz Ensemble have been presented with a great opportunity to share American culture in the form of jazz with the country of Spain and specifically the province of Valencia in southwestern Spain. Spring of 2017 , Dr. Vicente Campos, director of the Conservatori Superior de Musica de Castello visited our campus as a guest soloist with the Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra. During that visit, he coached our trumpet students in a master-class and sat in on a jazz ensemble rehearsal.
As a result of this encounter , Dr. Campos extended an invitation to have our groups travel to Spain, present workshops in jazz history, jazz improvisation and participate in the Conservatory Music Festival June of 2018. NMSU would be the first American jazz ensemble to hosted by the Conservatori Superior de Musica de Castello. “Jazz is not an area of study at most European Conservatories”
The mission of our trip would be to interact with students of the conservatory, present classes and share our uniquely original American art form. Not only would we be working with students in Castello but we would be traveling throughout the province sharing jazz with several communities.
Funding for this project would enable students to share their knowledge of America’s uniquely original art form. It would give our students first hand experience of Spanish music and culture.
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