Correia Middle School Workshop Inspires!


        In May our very own Correia Jazz Ensemble students had the unique opportunity of working with jazz saxophonist John Rekevics, bassist Glen Fisher, and the band Con Alma.  During this two-weekArtist in Residence series, students worked with these professional musicians developing their jazz improvisation skills and their overall understanding of jazz technique and jazz language. 
    On May 19th the Jazz Ensemble and Con Alma gave joint performances for the Correia student body during two school-wide assemblies and then gave a third performance at Dizzy's jazz clubin downtown San Diego. Both ensembles performed music learned during the two-week Residency Series.
    Getting the chance to perform their music with professional musicians in a San Diego jazz club was a highlight of the year for our students. Students came away from the experience inspired, refreshed and excited about the jazz art form.   
    CIMA would like to give thanks to The First Friday Club, and the Corriea Association for their partnership in funding the Artist in Residence Series and school-wide assemblies.  It has been quite evident this year that all three organizations have come together as a team to support expanded programs that enhance student learning in music education.



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