TJEA Symposium

2019 Jazz Symposium

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Plano West Senior High School
5601 West Parker Road
Plano, TX 75093

$30 - TJEA members
$40 - Non-TJEA members
$10 - Students (please contact to join TJEA for this pricing) 

Pre-registration link

Instrumental Symposium Schedule

9:30am-9:45am- Welcome, Introductions, Overview

9:45am-11:00am- Teaching Jazz 101

11:00am-12:00pm- How to get your rhythm section to swing

12:00-1:45pm- Lunch/Defining Success in your Jazz Program

1:45-3:00pm- Rehearsal Techniques with Demo Band

3:00-4:00pm- Teachers Applying Techniques to Demo Band

4:15-5:00pm- Question and Answer

Vocal Symposium Schedule

9:30am-9:45am Welcome, Introductions, Overview (Combined) all participants

9:50am-10:50am Jazz Choirs - How and Why Part I Jennifer Barnes

10:55am-11:55pm Repertoire and Rehearsal Techniques Frank DeMiero

12:00noon-12:30pm Lunch

12:30pm-1:20pm Sound Systems –Staff

1:25pm-2:15pm Vocal Improvisations – Rosana Eckert

2:20pm-3:15pm Rhythm Section Techniques - Staff

3:15pm-3:30pm Break 

3:30pm-4:25pm How and Why – Jazz Choir Part II

4:30pm-5:00pm Question and Answer

For more information, please contact the symposium host, Preston Pierce at