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Announcing Jazz Voice Degrees at UNC

Beginning Fall 2015, The University of Northern Colorado School of Music will offer Undergraduate and Graduate degrees in Jazz Studies with a concentration in voice!  

Vocal students who have an interest in studying jazz at the undergraduate or graduate level should now know that UNC, home of one of the top collegiate jazz studies programs in the world for decades, is now available to them as a great option.  

UNC Vocal Jazz Faculty


Julia Dollison
Applied Jazz Voice Instructor and
Vocal Jazz Solo Workshop Class
(beginning Fall 2015)

Kerry Marsh
Director of Vocal Jazz Ensembles and
Instructor of Jazz Arranging, Music Business, Jazz Methods and Materials
, and Class Jazz Piano

Amy Murphy

Managing Producer of the UNC/Greeley Jazz Festival, Director of beginning and intermediate vocal jazz ensembles, Co-Director of the UNC Jazz Camp

Jazz Studies Degree Program Information Click the link above for degree plan information for the Jazz Studies (Vocal) degree.

UNC School of Music Admissions Click here for more information and to sign up for an audition time.

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About the Program:

The UNC Jazz Studies program features four vocal jazz ensembles directed by Kerry Marsh and Amy Murphy. Vocal Jazz majors will study applied jazz voice with Julia Dollison, focusing on idiomatic jazz technique, style, improvisation, solo repertoire and arranging.

UNC Jazz Studies has a long history and a reputation for excellence, having earned well over 100 DownBeat Magazine Student Music Awards, with UNC jazz graduates currently performing, writing and teaching prominently and successfully worldwide. Most recently, UNC Jazz Lab Band 1, under the direction of Dana Landry, has won four DownBeat SMAs in the past five years!  The program currently boasts approximately 40 undergraduate and 20 graduate instrumental jazz studies majors with which our new jazz voice majors will collaborate and share inspiring learning experiences.

Audition Information
Click the link above to download a pdf file containing information about auditioning for the UNC Jazz Studies Degree Programs.

Auditions for the UNC School of Music will be held on February 7th, 16th and 21st, 2015. 

One more new DVK chart for the fall

DVK = David von Kampen, by the way.  The arranger of the brilliant California Dreamin' chart brings us another beautiful chart on the Radiohead tune "The Tourist" from OK Computer, and the level 3 SATB chart (with no splits in the ensemble parts) is now posted and available at KerryMarsh.com!

FOUR New Charts Added Today!  

Lots to say about all the charts that I've added to the catalog today, but I'll let their demos do the talking...and if you'd like to visit the product page to learn more, the links are included.

VISIT PRODUCT PAGE FOR "SOUL WITH A CAPITAL 'S'" 

VISIT PRODUCT PAGE FOR "MAGNOLIA"

VISIT PRODUCT PAGE FOR "CONFIRMATION"

VISIT PRODUCT PAGE FOR "THE HUMMINGBIRD"

 

Just Added: "California Dreamin'" - Ultra-hip arrangement by David von Kampen

Just Added: "Little Hummingbird" - Starter Series Samba - SAB and SSA