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Jazz Improvisation Workshop

CMUS 1002

“Improvisation is the expression of the accumulated yearnings, dreams, and wisdom of the soul.”
– Yehudi Menuhin

This course will open new avenues of creativity to you. You will learn how to instantly compose melodies on your instrument, while spontaneously reacting to the other musicians around you.

We will spend time working on the fundamentals of improvisation, lifting you from the confines of traditional notation. All instruments are welcome, and this course is perfectly suited to intermediate players looking to explore new avenues.

Jason Flores has toured the world performing on cruise ships, has opened for jazz legend Kenny Baron, and worked with musical greats such as Shoshana Bean and Debbie Gibson.

Workshop details

Dates: Wednesdays, May 2 - 23, 2018 (4 weeks)
Time:
7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Fee:
$75 (+HST)
Location: Memorial Hall, UNB Fredericton
Instructor: Jason Flores

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Rumba Workshop

CMUS 1015

Music? Dance? Party? YES, Rumba is all three!

Here’s your chance to take part in a four-week course focused on the traditional percussion styles of Cuban Rumba. You will learn to play the basic foundations of a Rumba beat, sing traditional Cuban song, and witness some elements of dance.

The course is designed for both hobbyist and intermediate percussionists to help bring a new flavour to your playing. Immerse yourself in this vibrant world of music, dance, and celebration.

Jon Bailey has dedicated much of his adult life to pursuing his passion for the music of Cuba through travel, research, and study, and has performed with many internationally recognised Cuban artists.

Workshop details

Dates: Thursdays, May 10 – 31, 2018
Time:
 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Fee:
 $99 (+HST)
Location: Memorial Hall, UNB Fredericton
Instructor: Jonathan Bailey

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Song Writing Course

CMUS 1008

Share your stories with music.

Whether you’ve written a thousand songs already, or are just starting out, this course will give you valuable new insights into the process of songwriting. Learn how to craft your melodies to tell your story with more detail, how to heighten emotion by choosing the right chord, and much more.

The course is designed for any level songwriter, and will focus on a collaborative approach to learning.

“Josh Bravener has music in his blood, accompanying his father, an Elvis impersonator, out on the road from the tender age of six. Armed with songs about the crushing heartbreak of love and the love/hate relationship with the bottle, Bravener and his brother Aaron started the Hypochondriacs in 2012 and have been relentlessly hitting the stage ever since. Playing hundreds of shows – from intimate acoustic house shows to hitting the stage of the Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto – and winning hearts in the process.” - Biography courtesy of The Hypochondriacs.

Workshop details

Dates: Tuesdays, May 15 - June 5, 2018
Time:
7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Fee:
$75 (+HST)
Location: Memorial Hall, UNB Fredericton
Instructor: Josh Bravener

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Getting (Back) Into Vinyl

CMUS 1017

FREE VINYL ALBUM courtesy of Warner Music Canada!

For newcomers, or those rediscovering the pleasures of L.P.s and 45s.

Award-winning music writer and author of The Top 100 Canadian Albums, Bob Mersereau is here to guide you through an evening of curated vinyl listening. Mersereau’s extensive experience in the music industry, combined with his avid fascination with vinyl, makes him the perfect host to show to who you should be listening to, and how to appreciate the nuances of music.

Tips on the best places to buy vinyl, turntables and needles, shopping new vs. used, and what to look for in your parents' old record collection. And of course, there will be lots of great music to hear!

Taking place in Corked Wine Bar, downtown Fredericton, participants will get a free vinyl record (courtesy of Warner Music Canada). The atmosphere will be relaxed; the conversation will be fascinating; and the music inspiring.

Workshop details

Dates: May 9 - 30, 2018
Time:
7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Fee:
$99 (+HST)
Location: Corked Wine Bar, Downtown Fredericton
Instructor: Bob Mersereau

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More information

Tel.: 506 458-7259
conserv@unb.ca
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