Topics for Workshops and Lectures



• Brazilian Jazz: Improvising in Primary Styles
• Brazilian Rhythm Section 
• Hermeto Pascoal and his Lineage of Composers
• Choro Workshop and Performance Practice
• Music of Minas Gerais:
Toninho Horta, Sérgio Santos, Milton Nascimento
• The Northeast: baião, forró, frêvo, xote, xaxado, maracatu
• Brazilian Composition Workshop

Workshops topics can also be Lectures


• Choro: the Bebop of Brazil
• Music of Hermeto Pascoal
• Music of Guinga
• música mineira: Milton Nascimento, Toninho Horta, Sérgio Santos
• Masters of MPB: 
Jobim, Chico Buarque, Djavan, others
• Northeast Brazilian Genres
Baião, Maracatu, Frêvo

Guitar Masterclasses

• Brazilian Guitar: Garôto to Guinga
• Composing for Solo Brazilian Guitar
• Comping Using Percussion Sources
• Right-hand Independence
• Brazilian Guitar Duo Workshop
• Choros for Guitar Trio and Quartet
• Arranging for Solo Brazilian Guitar
• Adapting Solo Piano Music

Vocal Masterclasses

• MPB: Jobim, Buarque, Djavan, others
• Portuguese Diction & Interpretation
• Brazilian Vocal Masters
• Scat-Singing in Brazilian Styles
• Choral Repertoire and Performance


Essential Musicianship

• Dynamic Ear Training Masterclass
• Constructive Listening Techniques
• Sightsinging Masterclass
• Improvisation: Linear Development
• Jazz Solo Transcription and Analysis
• Advanced Dictation Skills
• Jazz Music Theory and Harmony

Composition and Arranging

• Composing Across Stylistic Disciplines
• Finding Your Compositional Voice
• Arranging Essentials for Small Combo
• Contrapuntal Writing in Composition
• Boukas Compositions as models

Jazz Guitar

• Fingerstyle Jazz and Improvisation
• Fingerboard Harmony and Voiceleading
• Sightreading Masterclass (all styles)
• Guitar Sightreading Ensemble

Jazz Vocal

• American Songbook: Jazz Vocal Masters
• Repertoire Development Strategies
• Arranging charts for small combo
• Jazz Scat-Singing: Classic Solos
• Fast-track Sightsinging 

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