BERKLEE IN SAO PAULO
ART OF IMPROVISATION:
BLUES AND JAZZ November 1st to 4th, 2012
Berklee in Sao Paulo Conservatorio Souza Lima
Rua Jose Maria Lisboa, 745 Sao Paulo, SP-CEP 01423-001 BRAZIL
WHAT'S THE PROGRAM LIKE?
What are the stylistic considerations of improvisation? Who does it? How do we learn it? How does it relate to the composer's craft? Why should all instrumentalists learn this art? (drummers, guitarists, bassists, pianists, wind players, string players, and vocalist.
These questions will be our guide as Berklee College of Music presents its first ever seminar on improvisation at our Berklee International Network partner, Conservatorio Souza Lima in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
The workshop is for all musicians - from classical, to pop, rock, jazz and more—who are interested in learning the art of improvisation from the blues and jazz traditions.
The Art of Improvisation will present classes in lecture and master class formats, enabling students to learn about improvisational techniques and practice them in the master class, both in performance and composition.
WHO ARE THE INSTRUCTORS?
The program will be taught by Berklee and Souza Lima faculty members who are world renown for their knowledge, teaching skills, and empathy with students.
Faculty to be announced in the coming weeks!
TELL ME ABOUT THE PROGRAM.
Classes generally will run from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and concerts take place in the late afternoon and evening.
Chord Scales and Voicing—How the improviser and composer uses chord scales to create melody over chords, harmony, and chord voicings.
Style—The elements of a wide variety of blues and jazz styles of improvisation will be discussed. Insights into practicing improvisation will be presented.
Master Classes—Students will discuss and put into practice the skills and techniques discussed in the morning classes. The master class will offer everyone the chance to gain improvisation skills using materials provided in class or their own songs. Students will work in a helpful, non-critical environment with faculty who are world renown for their knowledge, teaching skills, and empathy with students.
Special Lectures—Presentations on various musical and educational topics of interest.
Evening Jams—A place where you can play your music for and with each other.
WHERE WILL I EAT AND SLEE ?
Students are required to make their own housing arrangements. Below is a list of options that you might want to consider for your stay in Sao Paulo.
Hotel formule 1
Avenida Nove de Julho, 3597 - Jardim Paulista São Paulo, 01407-000
Tel - (0xx)11 3886-4600
Tulip Inn Interative
Tulip Inn Interative Flat
Rua José Maria Lisboa, 555 - Jardim Paulista São Paulo, 01423-000
Tel - (0xx)11 2627-3200
IT IS FOR ME?
Am I eligible?
The minimum age to attend is 15-years old. We recommend that you have been playing your instrument (or singing) for a minimum of six months to attend the program.
DO I NEED A VISA TO REGISTER FOR THIS PROGRAM?
YES , WE SUGGEST TO LOOK FOR THE BRAZILIAN CONSULATE IN YOUR COUNTRY AT LEAST 01 (ONE) MONTH EARLIER .
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
How much are the tuition and fees?
Tuition: $300.00 USD
PAYMENT: ACCEPTED APPLICANTS
Bills will be emailed within two weeks after the completion of your application and the receipt of your application fee. You will be provided an acceptance letter and tuition statement with instructions for submitting your tuition payment to Conservatorio Souza Lima. Questions regarding your application fee and tuition payment may be sent to (CONTACT INFORMATION AT SOUZA LIMA).
WHEN AND HOW DO I APPLY?
How do I apply?
The first step is to register online at (SOUZA LIMA ONLINE APPLICATION LINK)
Students may qualify for a scholarship to attend this program. For details on scholarship consideration.
Berklee en Sao Paulo – Faculdad Souza Lima
Rua José Maria Lisboa, 745 Sao Paulo, SP-CEP 01423-001 BRAZIL
INSTRUCTION TO REMITTEE
Intermediary Bank: BANK OF AMERICA
(Field 56 swift see the example below)
SWIFT CODE BOFAUS3N
Beneficiary name: CMSL Instrumentos musicais Ltda.
Account: 62.377-6 / Branch 0562-2
*VERY IMPORTANT: Please ask your Bank to issue swift advice to Bradesco - Swift code BBDEBRSPSPO (Field 57A swift see the example below) by MT 103, informing amount/value date/beneficiary's name.
INTERMEDIARY 56: BOFAUS3N
BANK OF AMERICA
NEW YORK / U.S.A.
ACCOUNT WITH INST. 57A : BBDEBRSPSPO
BANCO BRADESCO S/A
BENEFICIARY CUSTOMER 59: 62377- 6 BRANCH 0562-2
CMSL INSTRUMENTOS MUSICAIS
Referent: Annual Course Souza Lima music file Berklee