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Scott Hall, Director J. Richard Dunscomb, Guest Conductor Dave Douglas, Trumpet

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66TH ANNUAL MIDWEST CLINIC An International Band & Orchestra Conference Thursday, December 20, 2012 McCormick Place Chicago, IL Ballroom W196 4:15 PM


Dear Midwest Clinic Participants Hello to all, I am pleased to welcome you to the 2012 Midwest Clinic and to this special jazz concert. It is also my pleasure as Chair of the Music Department to say we at Columbia College Chicago are very proud of the jazz ensemble and its many accomplishments. It is important to note that the band is composed of all undergraduate students drawn from throughout the USA. The jazz ensemble is a good example of the teaching philosophy of Columbia College Chicago. Led by director Scott Hall, these students are taught by people who are making a living performing professionally in Chicago and beyond. In other words the students are learning from people who do what they teach.

The jazz ensemble meets two days a week for two hours each day. They have a jazz forum on a third day where they interact with all jazz studies majors and the entire jazz faculty. Columbia College Chicago is located in beautiful downtown Chicago. We have over 11,000 students with some 650 Music majors. The Music Department consists of several areas of specializations. We offer BA degrees in Music Composition, Instrumental and Vocal Perfomance, Jazz Studies and Contemporary Urban and Pop Music. We also offer BM degrees in each of the above. In addition, we have an MFA in Music Composition for the Screen. For further information on the Columbia College Music Department contact music@colum.edu. Sincerely,

Music Department Columbia College Chicago 1014 S. Michigan Avenue Chicago, Illinois 312.369.6300 music@colum.edu

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Scott Hall, Director J. Richard Dunscomb, Guest Conductor Dave Douglas, Trumpet Dave Douglas appears courtesy of Greenleaf Music. davedouglas.com | greenleafmusic.com

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66TH ANNUAL MIDWEST CLINIC An International Band & Orchestra Conference

AN INTERNATIONAL B AND Thursday, December 20, 2012 AND ORCHESTRA C ONFERENCE McCormick Place Chicago, IL Ballroom W196 4:15 PM


Photos: Lena Vieira, MFA Photography


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Program Scott Hall, Director Program To Be Selected From the Following Repertoire

Samba del Gringo Gordon Goodwin

Cubano Chant Ray Bryant/Michael Mossman

Three and One Thad Jones

Blue ‘n Boogie Dizzy Gillespie/ Slide Hampton

What You Dealin’ Wit? Wycliffe Gordon Thelonious Thelonious Monk/Bill Holman Bolivia Cedar Walton/Eric Richards Millenium Park Stomp Scott Hall Take the A Train Billy Strayhorn/Alan Baylock Giant Steps John Coltrane/Scott Hall Ain’t No Misery Gene Roland

Moment’s Notice John Coltrane/Frank Mantooth Background Music Warne Marsh Body and Soul Johnny Green/Dave Wolpe The Jitterbug Waltz Thomas Fats Waller/ Eric Richards Blockbuster Dave Douglas The Campaign Trail Dave Douglas


DE A R MI DW EST AT TENDEES, It is my pleasure as President of Columbia College Chicago to add my welcome to all who are attending the 2012 Midwest Clinic. This fantastic event has long been recognized as the largest, and I might add best, instrumental music conference in the USA. This year we are honored to have our Jazz ensemble, directed by Scott Hall, on the program. This ensemble is one of the over 42 ensembles in our Music Department. We are proud of both the jazz ensemble and the Music Department. With over 650 majors we count our programs among the most innovative and creative on campus. We offer BA degrees in Composition; Contemporary Urban and Pop; Instrumental Performance; Vocal Performance; and Jazz Studies. We offer BM degrees in Composition; Contemporary Urban and Pop; Performance in Instrumental Performance; Vocal Performance; and Jazz Studies. We also have a MFA degree in Music Composition for the Screen. Columbia College Chicago is an urban institution that offers innovative degree programs in the visual, performing, media and communication arts for more than 11,000 students in more than 120 undergraduate and graduate programs. An arts and media college committed to a rigorous liberal arts curriculum, Columbia College is dedicated to opportunity and excellence in higher education.

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It is my pleasure as President of Columbia E N S E M BL E College Chicago to add my welcome to all who are attending the 2012 Midwest Clinic. This fantastic event has long been recognized as the largest, and I might add best, instrumental music conference Alex Kerwin Xavier Galdon in the USA. LEAD ALTO LEAD TROMBONE Grayslake Central HS Interlochen Arts Academy This year we are honored to have our Grayslake, IL Orlando, FL Jazz Band, directed by Scott Hall, on the program. This ensemble is one of the over Chakeiya Richmond Ryan McRobie 42 ensembles in our Music Department. 2ND ALTO 2ND TROMBONE We are proud of both the jazz band and Kenwood Academy Caesar Rodney HS the Music Department. With over 650 Chicago, IL Dover, DE majors we count our programs among the most innovative and creative on campus. Erick Mateo Jeremy Catledge We offer BA degrees in Composition; 1ST TENOR BASS TROMBONE Contemporary Urban and Pop; InstruLane Technical HS Simeon Career Academy mental Performance; Vocal Performance; Chicago, IL Chicago, IL and Jazz Studies. We offer BM degrees in Composition; Contemporary Urban Brian Moore Sam Trump Harris and Pop; Performance in Instrumental 2ND TENOR LEAD TRUMPET Performance; Vocal Performance; and Chesterton HS Willowridge HS Jazz Studies. We also have a Master of Chesterton, IN Houston, TX Fine Arts degree in Music Composition for the Screen. Landon LeMoine Parris Fleming BARI 2ND TRUMPET Columbia College Chicago is an urban Auburn HS Springfield Southeast HS institution that offers innovative degree Rockford, IL Springfield, IL programs in the visual, performing, media and communication arts for more Kyle Miller than 11,000 students in more than 120 3RD TRUMPET undergraduate and graduate programs. Bolingbrook, IL An arts and media college committed to a rigorous liberal arts curriculum, Columbia Josh Miranda College is dedicated to opportunity and 4TH TRUMPET excellence in higher education. Cypress Creek HS Orlando, FL D R. C A RT ER

Bill Cessna PIANO Plainfield HS Central Plainfield, IL Justin Kopczynski GUITAR Los Angeles County for the Arts HS Glendale, CA Chris Thigpen BASS Alan B Shepard HS Calumet Park, IL Roy Arsenault DRUMS Boothbay Region HS Boothbay, Maine Steve Rutledge DRUMS Forest Grove HS Cornelius, OR Brecan Bland VOCALS Thomas Jefferson HS Louisville, KY


Photo: Lena Vieira, MFA Photography

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Columbia College Jazz Ensemble was created by Scott Hall and Bill Russo in 1999. The ensemble is a diverse team of students creating dynamic big band music throughout the Columbia College Chicago campus and the Chicago region. Outstanding performances in the Chicago area and Europe have allowed it to be recognized as one of the foremost college jazz ensembles in the Midwest. CCJE has performed in concert with

some of the most celebrated jazz artists. In recent years the ensemble has performed with Barry Harris, Wycliffe Gordon, Terence Blanchard, Cyrus Chestnut, Bob Mintzer, Peter Erskine, Fred Wesley, Christian McBride, Benny Golson, and Vincent Gardner. The CCJE and numerous members have won awards as performers at area festivals. Many of our alums have traveled the world pursuing their life-long dreams as performers.


Scott Hall has distinguished himself as a trumpeter, composer, arranger, educator, and producer of all things jazz. He serves as Director of Jazz Studies at Columbia College Chicago and is continually engaged in all areas of his musical life. Mr. Hall strongly advocates for arts education through implementing mentorship programs and teaching the history of jazz to students of all ages. He founded and has operated Hallway Records, a Chicago-based jazz label, since 1997.

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His debut album “Strength In Numbers” received critical acclaim from many of the industry’s finest, including Down Beat magazine, and airplay on jazz radio stations around the world. As a graduate jazz composition major at DePaul University, Scott received awards from the National Association of Recording Arts and Sciences and Down Beat magazine for his work as a jazz arranger. This led him to being an active composer and arranger in the Chicago area. In recent years, Scott has been working for jazz great Ramsey Lewis as his arranger on many projects for the Ramsey Lewis Trio and collaborators for premiers at the Ravinia Festival. The PBS broadcast and DVD of Ramsey Lewis’ “Proclamation of Hope” recorded live at the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. features Mr. Hall’s work as conductor and arranger. The work is scored for wind ensemble, rhythm section and voice and is organized in eight discrete movements. Visual images from a range of sources depict various historical moments and concepts, and are viewed as the group performs the composition. Available at pbs.org

Since his student days with Ron Modell and the Northern Illinois University Jazz Ensemble, Scott carries on the tradition of collegiate jazz through directing the Columbia College Jazz Ensemble. The ensemble has performed at the Vicenza Jazz Festival in Italy, Notre Dame Jazz Festival, Elmhurst College Jazz Festival, Jazz Unites, Inc. Duke Ellington Tribute Concert, and many venues around Chicago such as the Jazz Showcase. Mr. Hall has performed and mentored around the world in cities such as Montreal, Rome, New York, Chicago, Beijing, Amsterdam, New Orleans, and Milan. Mr. Hall has been fortunate to perform with many of the finest jazz artists in the world such as Jon Faddis, Mel Torme, Kurt Elling, Benny Carter, Joe Lovano, Lennie Niehaus, Lester Bowie, Roy Hargrove, Marcus Belgrave, Cedar Walton, Dr. Billy Taylor, Johnny Griffin, Ramsey Lewis, the Art Ensemble of Chicago, and more. He is the former music director of the Chicago Jazz Ensemble, having worked closely with their founder William Russo and later with Artistic Director Jon Faddis. Scott is a past president of the Illinois Unit of the International Association for Jazz Education. Member of ITG, MENC, IAJE, BMI, NARAS, A.F.M. Local 10-208. Scott holds the Master of Music degree from DePaul University and the Bachelor of Music degree from Northern Illinois University.


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J. Richard Dunscomb is one of the leading authorities in the field of jazz music and music education. He is recognized nationally and internationally as a guest conductor, author, adjudicator, clinician and consultant.

conducting, teaching and service. He was elected into the International Association of Jazz Educators’ Hall of Fame in 1992.

He was the North American coordinator for the Montreux (Switzerland) International Jazz Festival for 18 years, and has served as the Executive Director of the Chicago Jazz Ensemble. In addition, he is the Vice President of the Board of Directors for the Midwest Clinic, an annual event in Chicago that attracts more than 15,000 participants. He also serves on the Board of Advisors for the Chicago Jazz Institute.

Through his work with IAJE, Warner Brothers Music, Alfred/Belwin Jazz Music and other agencies, Richard Dunscomb has presented more than 200 workshops including conducting and jazz clinics throughout the United States, as well as Australia, Europe, Canada, Sweden, Japan and South America. His most recent publications include, with Dr. Willia Hill, Jr., Jazz Pedagogy: The Jazz Educator’s Handbook and Resource Guide, a publication designed to provide a foundation and structure to plan and implement a successful Jazz program.

Richard Dunscomb is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Midwest Clinic’s prestigious Medal of Honor, the Elkhart Jazz Festival’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and various awards from several universities for his outstanding

Dave Douglas is a prolific trumpeter, composer and educator from New York City. His unique contributions to improvised music have garnered distinguished recognition some of which includes a Guggenheim Fellowship, Aaron

Copland award and Grammynominations. Douglas has developed his work for several unique ensembles with whom he’s currently active including his quintet, electric sextet Keystone, Brass Ecstasy, Sound Prints Quintet, co-led with Joe Lovano. His new Quintet released their debut recording, Be Still, September 2012 with singer Aoife O’Donovan, the first time Douglas has featured a vocalist on a recording. Since 2005, Douglas has operated his own record label, Greenleaf Music, releasing his own recordings, albums by other artists in the jazz idiom, and continues to prove himself as a forward-thinking leader in the realm of digital music distribution. He served as artistic director of the Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music at The Banff Centre in Canada and is co-founder and director of the Festival of New Trumpet Music, which celebrates its tenth anniversary in 2012.


About the Jazz Studies Program

development towards a career in music. While one of the largest cities in the world, Chicago supports the arts and the many collegelevel performing artists living on our campuses.

Students attending Columbia College Chicago, with a focus on jazz studies, greatly benefit from the urban landscape of Chicago. Steeped in the tradition and culture of jazz, the city life plays an integral part of these young musicians

The Jazz Forum Master Class series, held every Friday afternoon, brings the finest jazz artists to the classroom. We connect with many of the artists living in our neighborhood while performing at Joe Segal’s Jazz Showcase each week.

C URRIC U LU M Students who attend Columbia College Chicago produce a body of work and develop skills outlined below. Perform and record original compositions and arrangements as the leader of a professional quality ensemble, producing a body of work that will form the foundation of a professional performance career. Participate in the ongoing evolution of traditional and modern jazz repertoire through composition, arranging, and performance.

We invite these artists to share their wisdom enabling our students to make direct contact with the jazz masters of our times. In addition to the weekly Jazz Forum, we invite guests for week-long residencies to teach and perform with our students. Our most recent guest was NEA Jazz Master Barry Harris with a four-day engagement at the Jazz Showcase.

C O U RSE WO RK* Jazz Harmony at the Keyboard I - II Techniques for Improvisation I – IV (with aural skills component) Jazz Arranging I – II Jazz Styles and Analysis I – II (Performance and Research) Business of Music

Demonstrate professional and forward-thinking pedagogical approaches to jazz education suitable to a variety of educational settings.

Jazz Pedagogy

Enact a thorough and flexible business plan that fully supports the student’s professional goals.

Applied Private Study Ensembles

Discuss through spoken and written language the social and historical contexts in which jazz has been created and critically evaluate the dominant narratives of the music’s aesthetic and cultural development.

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Theory I – III Aural Skills I – II Keyboard I – II Music History I - II *refer to our online course catalog for more details


We are proud of the many jazz masters who have worked with our students: CYRUS CHESTNUT BILL CHARLAP BILLY TAYLOR JASON LINDNER CEDAR WALTON BENNY GREEN BARRY HARRIS CHUCHITO VALDES BILL DOBBINS RANDY WESTON RUSSELL FERRANTE BILLY CHILDS DANILO PEREZ CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE PETER WASHINGTON JOHN CLAYTON RUFUS REID DERRICK HODGE STANTON MOORE PETER ERSKINE KENNY WASHINGTON WINARD HARPER MATT WILSON ADAM NUSSBAUM MARK COLENBURG PAT MARTINO LARRY CORYELL JOHN ABERCROMBIE PETER BERNSTEIN LIONEL LOUEKE KEVIN EUBANKS MIKE STERN SAM STROUK RUSSELL MALONE SCOTT ROBINSON RAVI COLTRANE PAQUITO DI’RIVERA LENNIE NIEHAUS JOE LOVANO JIMMY HEATH JIM SNIDERO ERIC ALEXANDER DAVID SANCHEZ CHRIS POTTER BOB MINTZER MARCO PIGNATARO BENNY GOLSON VON FREEMAN MIGUEL ZENON GREG OSBY ANTONIO HART IRA SULLIVAN DIMITRI VASSILAKIS JON IRABAGON TIA FULLER DAVID FATHEAD NEWMAN HARRY ALLEN BOBBY WATSON CHRISTIAN SCOTT SEAN JONES JON FADDIS LEW SOLOFF MARCUS BELGRAVE NICHOLAS PAYTON RANDY BRECKER TERELL STAFFORD TERENCE BLANCHARD TOM HARRELL IRA SULLIVAN JEREMY PELT GORDON VERNICK ROBIN EUBANKS SLIDE HAMPTON STEVE TURRE VINCENT GARDNER CURTIS FULLER BRIAN CULBERTSON WYCLIFFE GORDON FRED WESLEY KURT ELLING PETER ELDRIDGE MARK MURPHY DARMON MEADOR NEW YORK VOICES JOHNNY FRIGO ANAT COHEN GUNTHER SCHULLER LALO SCHIFRIN AND MARK TUCKER. Our esteemed faculty, comprised of some of Chicago’s finest musicians, composers, producers, and recording artists, bring their expertise to the classroom: Guitar: Bill Boris, Peter Lerner Piano: Peter Saxe, Dennis Luxion Bass: Dan Anderson, Larry Kohut, Chuck Webb Percussion: Tom Hipskind, Ruben Alvarez, Jarrett Hicks Saxophone: Jarrard Harris, Scott Burns Trombone: Raphael Crawford, Audrey Morrison Trumpet: Scott Hall, Carey Deadman Voice: Bobby Wilsyn


C OLUMBIA C OL L EGE CH I C A G O offers innovative degree programs in the visual, performing, media, and communication arts to nearly 12,000 students in over 120 undergraduate and graduate programs. An arts and media college committed to a rigorous liberal arts curriculum, Columbia is dedicated to opportunity and excellence in higher education. Through the diversity of its students and graduates, the school brings a rich vision and a multiplicity of voices to American culture, encouraging students to author the culture of their times.

AB OUT TH E M USIC D EPA RT M EN T The city is our campus and our students become skilled artists in a musical community that prepares them for real work in the real world. Our award-winning faculty of working professional artists brings a diversity of musical experience, wisdom and innovative approaches to our “hands-on, minds-on” curriculum. We combine a solid liberal arts education with programs that emphasize musicianship, professionalism, self-expression and originality. All of our specialized Music programs are

grounded in a solid Liberal Arts foundation, providing an in-depth educational experience with a definite creative edge. We prepare our students for real work in the real world, and provide the opportunity for them to “author the culture of their times.” Columbia College Chicago is located in the South Loop. Our twenty-five-building campus is part of Chicago’s cultural skyline, within walking distance of the city’s world-class theaters, galleries, museums, and concert halls. The Music Center faces Grant Park on Michigan Avenue, the 11th Street Bridge, and Chicago’s Museum Campus. But there’s much more to explore inside. Students in Columbia’s Music Department can expand on their musical goals by interacting with virtually every department on campus—Film/Video, Audio Arts & Acoustics, Theater, Arts Entertainment and Media Management, Television, Dance, and more—while learning their craft. They also have access to the internationally respected Center for Black Music Research.


The Columbia College Jazz Ensemble gratefully acknowledges the following for their generous support. Richard Dunscomb Chairperson of the Music Department John Green Acting Dean of the School of Fine and Performing Arts Dr. Rosita Sands HE Baccus Joe Cerqua Steve Hadley Mary Blinn Bill Boris

Peter Saxe Tom Hipskind Dan Anderson Larry Kohut Jarrard Harris Scott Burns Raphael Crawford Dennis Luxion Sebastian Huydts Gary Yerkins Jim MacDonald Nate Bakkum Doug Lofstrom Bobbi Wilsyn Carol Loverde

Ilya Levinson Phillip Seward Marcos Balter Pantelis Vassalakis Benj Kanters Freddie Breitberg Dr. Warrick L. Carter Paul Chiaravalle Mark Kelly Murphy Monroe Patrick Fahy Deb McGrath Maureen Herlehy Mary Forde


Music Department of Columbia College Chicago 312.369.6300

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