Public invited to Jazz Festival “Education Night”

Educational poster for Jazz 2015Interested in what it takes to be a successful musician and recording artist in today’s music industry? Here’s your chance to find out. In keeping with Tiffin’s reputation as the “Education City,” a new Education Night will be held on the second day of the festival (September 11). The final Jazz Night at the Mill will serve as the warm-up party on September 10, with the full-day line-up of live musics taking place on September 12.

This open-to-the-public event will bring together both of the town’s college jazz ensembles from Tiffin University and Heidelberg University, along with area musicians, high school students and interested residents to interact with Jazzin’ Tiffin headliner Chris Standring. The TU Dragon Big Band will perform with Standring on one of his songs, in a new arrangement for big band written by band director Nathan Santos, and Standring will demonstrate jazz techniques and discuss topics such as:

  • Guitar technique and composition
  • Survival in the music business
  • What it takes to be an an artist

The event will take place on Tiffin University’s campus in the Osceola Theatre, in the Gillmor Student Center, from 4 to 6 pm.

Established in 1850, Heidelberg University has more than 1,300 undergradute and graduate students studying a wide range of subjects on a beautiful historic 110-acre campus. The School of Music and Theatre has been helping prepare majors for successful careers. The Heidelberg University Jazz Ensemble is a jewel of the program, with a summer jazz workshop every year.

Established in 1850 and recently named one of the top ten small town colleges in America, Tiffin University had more than 4,000 students enroll last fall, and it continues to grow. With a beautiful 130-acre campus in Tiffin, plus additional international campuses in Europe and Asia, TU is a great institution. Its ProMusic degree program is designed to provide students with a modern musical skill set, and the university even has its own record label. Their jazz band and vocal ensembles are part of the program. The program also features pro-style music groups designed to give students performing experience on the road and in the studio, giving dozens of performances each semester on campus, in the community, and on the road.

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