|June 10, 2013||to||June 15, 2013|
Featuring Marshall Jazz Faculty and special guest, Sim Flora, trombone.
Greetings from Marshall University! We are busily planning this summer’s Jazz-MU-Tazz camp. Just in case you haven’t heard about the festival, we would like to make sure that you have the information and an application.
Jazz-MU-Tazz begins on Monday, June 10at 9:00 a.m. in the Jomie Jazz Building. During the camp we will have classes in jazz performance and improvisation, as well as other relative music topics. We will also have a large “Jazz-MU-Tazz Festival Ensemble” that will perform in a finale concert (June 15) at the Pullman Square Plaza. This is one of the summer season’s most popular concert venues.
Jazz-MU-Tazz participants have the choice of staying on campus or commuting from home. If you choose to stay in the dorm, you will be at Marshall Commons—one of the newest and most comfortable housing facilities on campus. Meals are available at the Harless Dining Room (in the same complex). High school age students will be supervised by Jazz-MU-Tazz staff members and by residence hall personnel.
In addition to the daily classes, evening activities round out each day. Concerts, jam sessions, and recreational activities will make your participation at Jazz-MU-Tazz a fun-filled and valuable experience!
About the Artist
Sim Flora is a jazz trombone player and professor emeritus of Music Theory and Jazz
Studies at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. A native of Southern
Illinois, Dr. Flora earned his Ph.D. in Music Education at The University of Oklahoma,
his Master of Music Education at Ouachita Baptist University and a Bachelor of Music
from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Illinois.
His unique and varied career has included public school teaching in Southern
Illinois, free-lance trombone work on the West Coast and in the St. Louis area and a
seven-year tenure as Musical Director at Six Flags Over St. Louis. He has served on
the faculty of Clark Terryʼs All-American Jazz Camps, various university summer jazz
camps and is currently on staff with the prestigious Alessi Seminar. Dr. Flora has
presented masterclasses and directed All State and regional honor bands throughout
the United States. He has appeared as guest artist with many university and
community bands and trombone choirs, The United States Air Force Band and has
twice been featured soloist at the Eastern Trombone Workshop. He continues to
maintain a busy performance schedule and will perform with the Murray State University
trombone choir at the International Trombone Festival in June, 2013.
Dr. Flora has instrumental arrangements published by Southern Music, choral
anthems published by the G. Lorenz Company and childrenʼs songs published by
LifeWay Christian Resources. He and his son, Nick, operate Off The FLor Music, which,
in 2003, released Dr. Floraʼs debut CD recording entitled Sound Doctrine and in 2011,
released Nick Floraʼs recording, Hello Stranger. Sim Flora is an artist for the Michael
Rath Trombone Company and plays custom built Rath trombones.
For further information, contact:
Dr. Ed Bingham
Huntington, WV 25755