SNOW COLLEGE & JULLIARD TEAM UP
FOR JAZZ WORKSHOP & FESTIVAL


July 8, 2011

Contact: Greg Dart
Snow College
435-283-7154 (office)
435-340-0514 (cell)


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EPHRAIM – EPHRAIM-As part of its ongoing collaboration with the Juilliard School in New York City, Snow College is pleased to announce the 7th Annual Juilliard Jazz Workshop, July 11- 16, 2011.

The event will be held in the Eccles Center for the Performing Arts on the Ephraim campus of Snow College. The workshop will attract 100 student musicians from 14 US states and four foreign countries and feature faculty from both the Juilliard School and Snow College.

This year, the workshop will conclude with a festival concert on Saturday, July 16, beginning at 5 p.m. at Snow’s Heritage Plaza.

The concert will feature six-time Grammy nominee Nnenna Freelon, along with workshop faculty members Carl Allen, Ben Wolfe, Benny Green, Rodney Jones, Ron Blake, Brandon Lee, and James Burton III.

Tickets are available at the Eccles center Box Office prior to the show by calling 435-283-7472, or at the event the day of the show.

The roots of Snow’s collaboration with Juilliard Jazz go back to 2005, when Snow hosted the Juilliard Jazz Rhythm Section Workshop for the first time.

Since that time, the collaboration has flourished, expanding into residencies in dance and music during the academic year and the addition of a summer theater workshop, now in its fourth year.

The growth of the Rhythm Section Workshop resulted in the decision to expand the workshop’s scope to include winds and voice. The collaboration has also resulted in Snow’s hiring of Juilliard graduate James Burton III as the school’s Director of Jazz Studies.

Now in his third year at Snow, Burton is excited to report that Snow’s first transfer student to the Juilliard Jazz program will begin his work their this fall.

“It continues to be rewarding to provide world-class educational opportunities to Utah students as a result of this collaboration,” said Vance Larsen, Snow College Dean of Fine Arts. “We look forward to many more years of success.”

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NOTE FOR EDITORS AND REPORTERS: Coverage of the workshop and media interviews can be arranged by calling Greg Dart at 435-340-0514 or Vance Larsen at 435-851-2558.